February 4, 2023

Iggy Pop has revealed that he was as soon as approached about changing into the frontman of AC/DC.

“That they had a supervisor a few years in the past, after I hadn’t re-formed The Stooges, I hadn’t moved to England,” Iggy informed the New York Instances. “And this man mentioned, ‘Are you curious about becoming a member of AC/DC?’ They had been on the lookout for a singer.”

Although it’s not clear precisely when he was requested to affix the band, the timeline doubtless places the encounter across the time AC/DC shaped in 1973 or maybe when authentic frontman Dave Evans departed and when Bon Scott took over as lead singer — someday round 1974.

“I listened to their report. I believed, I can’t match that invoice,” Iggy admitted. “I wasn’t, like, ‘Ugh, I don’t like them.’ It was fairly properly made. They do cautious work, however I’m not what they wanted.”

As it’s, there’s a photograph of Pop and Scott hanging out backstage on the Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles in 1977 (see under). “I had some very great encounter with Bon someplace, and we had been each drunk and stoned,” Pop recalled of the assembly. “I see photos generally. I am going, I don’t bear in mind, however that’s me with Bon!”

AC/DC went on to turn into one of the crucial iconic rock bands of all-time, first hitting it huge with Scott, after which persevering with their success with Brian Johnson following Scott’s loss of life in 1980. Iggy cast a profitable solo profession over the following three many years previous to re-forming The Stooges within the early 2000s.

In the meantime, Iggy Pop is about to launch his new album Each Loser on Friday (January sixth). The report was produced by Andrew Watt — who additionally produced Ozzy Osbourne’s final two albums — and options all-star contributions from Jane’s Dependancy’s Dave Navarro, Weapons N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan, Purple Scorching Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, late Foo Fighers drummer Taylor Hawkins, and extra.

Pre-order Each Loser right here.

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