Ready to go back to his roots after self-releasing an album of French music and a disastrous “cock-pop” collaboration with Ke$ha, Iggy Pop has announced that he and the Stooges are set to release a new album, Ready to Die, this Spring.
Iggy’s released two new clips to tease the album (both below), one of which takes a shot at Billy Corgan and the Smashing Pumpkins. Here’s what he has to say in the clip, just in case you can’t watch the video:
“My motivation in making any record with the group at this point is no longer personal. It’s just a pig-headed fucking thing I have that a real fucking group, when they’re an older group, they also make fucking records. They don’t just go and twiddle around on stage to make a bunch of fucking money. And then go, “oh! It wouldn’t be as good!” This is not the fucking Smashing Pumpkins, we’ve got the bald guy and whoever. No. The only thing I really have left to say is the Stooges are a real group.”
Ready to Die comes out on April 30th via Fat Possum. That’s the album art up top.