<%= render :partial => '/v9/shared/analytics'

Iggy Pop

Singer + Songwriter + Musician + Actor
Born Apr 21, 1947

Iggy Pop is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. Though considered an innovator of punk rock, Pop's music has encompassed a number of styles over the years, including pop, metal, jazz and blues. Pop became known as 'Iggy' in high school, during which time he served as drummer for local blues band The Iguanas.… Read More

related links

News + Updates

Browse recent news and stories about Iggy Pop.


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Iggy Pop.


1947 Birth Born on April 21, 1947.


1965 18 Years Old Osterberg began his music career as a drummer in various high school bands in Ann Arbor, Michigan, including the Iguanas, who cut several records such as Bo Diddley's "Mona" in 1965. … Read More


1967 - 1969 3 More Events
1972 25 Years Old Pop's career received a boost from his relationship with Bowie when Bowie decided in 1972 to produce an album with Pop in England. … Read More
1974 27 Years Old The Stooges' last show in 1974 ended in a fight between the band and a group of bikers, documented on the album Metallic K.O. Drug abuse stalled his career again for several years.
1976 29 Years Old …  In 1976, Bowie took him along as his companion on the Station to Station tour. … Read More


1977 30 Years Old 1 More Event
After the second breakup of The Stooges, Iggy Pop made some recordings with James Williamson, but these were not released until 1977 (as Kill City, credited jointly to Iggy Pop and Williamson).
1978 - 1982 4 More Events
1984 37 Years Old Additionally, Iggy Pop contributed the title song to the 1984 film Repo Man (with Steve Jones, previously of the Sex Pistols, on guitar, and Nigel Harrison and Clem Burke, both of Blondie on bass and drums) as well as an instrumental called "Repo Man Theme" that was played during the opening credits.
In 1985, the scene was set for a surge in Iggy Pop's fame with the popularity of the successful, critically acclaimed movie, Desperately Seeking Susan. … Read More


1987 - 1989 3 More Events
1990 43 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1990, Pop recorded Brick by Brick, produced by Don Was, with members of Guns N' Roses and The B-52's as guests, as well as backup vocals by many local Hollywood groups, two of whom (Whitey Kirst and Craig Pike) would create his band to tour and perform on his Kiss My Blood video (1991), directed by Tim Pope and filmed at the Olympia in Paris. … Read More
1991 44 Years Old In 1991, Pop and Kirst contributed the song "Why Was I Born (Freddy's Dead)" to the soundtrack of the film Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare. … Read More
1992 45 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1992, he collaborated with Goran Bregović on the soundtrack for the movie Arizona Dream by Emir Kusturica. … Read More
1993 46 Years Old In 1993, Pop released American Caesar, including two successful singles, "Wild America" and "Beside You". … Read More
1996 49 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1996, Pop again found mainstream fame when his 1977 song "Lust for Life" was featured in the film Trainspotting. … Read More


1997 50 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1997, he remixed Raw Power to give it a rougher, more hard-edged sound; fans had complained for years that Bowie's official "rescue effort" mix was muddy and lacking in bass. … Read More
1998 51 Years Old On January 1, 1998, Pop made a guest appearance on Paramount Television's science fiction series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. … Read More
2001 54 Years Old Pop produced 2001's Beat 'Em Up, which gave birth to The Trolls, releasing the single "Football" featuring Trolls alumni Whitey Kirst and brother Alex.
2003 56 Years Old 1 More Event
Pop's 2003 album Skull Ring featured collaborators Sum 41, Green Day, Peaches, and The Trolls, as well as Ron and Scott Asheton, reuniting the three surviving founding members of The Stooges for the first time since 1974. … Read More


2007 60 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In a 2007 Rolling Stone Magazine interview, Pop explains his relationship with his parents and their contribution to his music: … Read More
Pop guested on Profanation (Preparation for a Coming Darkness), the new album by the Bill Laswell-helmed group Praxis, which was released on January 1, 2008. … Read More
In January 2009, Iggy Pop was signed up as the face of Swiftcover, the UK-based online insurance company.
After a March 2010 stage diving accident, Pop claimed he would no longer stage dive.
2011 64 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2011 he teamed up with The Lilies, a collaboration between Sergio Dias of Os Mutantes and French group Tahiti Boy & The Palmtree Family, to record the single "Why?". … Read More
2014 67 Years Old On October 14, 2014, Pop gave the fourth annual BBC Music John Peel Lecture in Salford, on the topic of "Free Music in a Capitalist Society". … Read More
2015 68 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2015, it was announced that Pop contributed the theme song to Alex Cox's latest film, Bill, the Galactic Hero. … Read More
Original Authors of this text are noted on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iggy_Pop.
Text is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.