Iggy Pop

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    November 12, 2014

    Quiz: Are You a Geriatric Gen-Xer?

    By: Alex Rendon It just seems to creep up on you, doesn't it? Suddenly one morning, you notice a few gray hairs have commandeered space on your scalp. This is precious real estate, considering how far that hairline has receded in the past year. Most of your old high school pals are popping out bab ... More >>

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    August 12, 2014

    Today's Band T-Shirt Trends Are Getting Ridiculous and Awesome

    By: Jamie Lees Band shirts used to be a way to easily identify other members of your tribe. It was a method of claiming allegiance without saying a word, a way to help find other like-minded people. People wore their love on their sleeves, quite literally. Back in the day you couldn't just creep on ... More >>

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    June 16, 2014

    Pop Critic Ben Wener Finally Leaves The Register : Our One-Sentence Goodbye Note

    [Editor's Note: These are some last words to Ben Wener, the pop critic and music editor for the OC Register, who announced he is leaving his post this week. In honor of his lengthy compound sentence structure (lovingly dubbed "sentegraphs" by former music editor Albert Ching, we've done him one bett ... More >>

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    December 12, 2013


    The Glass House

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    June 10, 2013

    Ink N Iron- Queen Mary - June 8, 2013

    Ink N Iron (Day 2) Queen Mary June 9, 2013 Ink N Iron was in full swing by the time we arrived on Saturday afternoon. People were clearly excited to be there dressed up in their pin up outfits, showing off their tattoos or even getting some ink at the festival for the day that boasted punk icons Igg ... More >>

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    March 8, 2013

    The Best Concerts to See in OC This Weekend

    Friday, March 8 Death Hymn Number 9 Unit B Studio Once, there was a band called the Gories, and there was a guy called Hasil Adkins, as well as a dude named Tav Falco, and they played like maniacs. If they weren't sweating blood, it was only because someone else bled on them first. That's what Deat ... More >>

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    March 7, 2013

    BRONCHO Are Not, In Any Way, Associated With Mexican Ponies

    First and foremost, it's pronounced Braun-cho. Secondly, the capitalization is purposeful. And thirdly, this is a band, not a Mexican pony (important!). It's a band that plays gritty, straightforward punk songs a la The Replacements and Iggy Pop. It's a band that calls Oklahoma home (which is impres ... More >>

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    December 17, 2012

    The Five Best Concerts in OC This Week

    Tuesday, December 18Stevie TombstoneThe Prospector Stevie Tombstone's sweet, soulful country croon juxtaposes delightfully with his hard craggy face. Rocking some hard-luck chic, his songs feature mentions of the undertaker and give thanks for the little things in life--such as not being in jail ... More >>

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    December 13, 2012

    El Vez Mex-Mas

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    December 7, 2012

    30 Facts About Ke$ha We Learned From Her New Book 'My Crazy Beautiful Life'

    By: Brian McManusIf you listen closely to Ke$ha's songs (and is there any other way to listen to Ke$ha? ), you already know quite a bit about her. She wakes up in the morning feeling like P. Diddy. She uses a bottle of Jack to brush her teeth (which sounds dangerous). Etc. Etc. So on. So forth. ANYW ... More >>

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    October 12, 2012

    Top Five Long Beach Dive Bars

    When it comes to dive bars, Long Beach has some of the best in Southern California.  An area stuck between Orange County and Los Angeles, Long Beach is truly its own city, belonging to no one.  An iconoclast.  A haven for cheap beer and wild stories.  And after spending many hour ... More >>

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    October 2, 2012

    BLOK to Headline an Extra-Spooky Edition of Plugged Into Local at Alex's Bar, Oct. 24

    We don't give a fuck that it's happening a week before Halloween, Plugged Into Local can and will scare the shit out of you this month. October's installment of our lil' monthly concert series returns with three bands who trade in bone-cracking agression, blood-curdling screams, and three signature ... More >>

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    August 15, 2012

    Moonlight Graham To Host 'Clockwork Orange County' Documentary Event

    See Also: *Former Korn Drummer To Plead Not Guilty In DUI Case *How Alabama Shakes Turned a Shitty Career Break Into a Major Score *Of Monsters and Men - The Observatory - 8/8/12 For as much old-school, OC punk culture as like to dig up here at the Weekly, we always get a little giddy whenever we c ... More >>

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    June 5, 2012

    Road & Track Zooms Out of Newport Beach

    Road & Track magazine is driven . . . to leave Newport Beach for Ann Arbor, Michigan.It's not leaving Orange County to be nearer Iggy Pop's Muskegon birthplace but to be nearer its new editor-in-chief, Larry Webster, who calls Ann Arbor home. So do Automotive and Car and Driver magazines.

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    March 16, 2012

    Top Five Hits: Vinyl Solution in Huntington

    ​Here are the top fivers for Vinyl Solution, 18822 Beach Boulevard #104 in Huntington, (714) 963-1819. This week's top seller is Velvet Underground & Nico's self-titled.

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    December 2, 2011

    Iggy and The Stooges at the Hollywood Palladium Last Night

    ​Iggy and The StoogesHollywood PalladiumDecember 1st, 2011Click here to see the slideshow.Iggy Pop is a living legend. Originally scheduled back in November but postponed due to Iggy breaking his foot, the Hollywood Palladium show was beyond sold out by fans feverishly awaiting to be bludgeoned wi ... More >>

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    November 9, 2011

    Iggy Pop, Paco Rabanne's New Poster Boy

    ​File this under well, at least it's better than endorsing car insurance. According to Women's Wear Daily, Iggy Pop is the new face for Paco Rabanne's latest men's and women's fragrances--called Black XS L'Excès--out in January in France. Music vid director Jonas Akerlund (famous for Lady Gaga's ... More >>

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    October 19, 2011

    We Were Feared Cuckoo's Nest Documentary Needs Your Votes Early and Often to Win Festival Slot

    ​ArcLight Cinemas on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood has come up with an interesting way of picking films for its inaugural Documentary Festival. On its Facebook page, the theater has posted the trailers of 20 documentaries. Anyone can watch and then vote for the film they would like to see the rest ... More >>

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    February 14, 2011

    Everybody Must Get Stoned: The Six Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

    EPA/The Independent​In honor of Aaron Carter getting out of rehab (who, by the way, looks like absolute shit), we wondered, "Hey, just who were the most fucked-up rockers ever?" Yes, there are some very deserving people not here (David Crosby, Station to Station--era Bowie, Iggy Pop, Fleetwood Mac ... More >>

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    January 18, 2011

    Drummer Alex Kirst of the Nymphs/Iggy Pop Band Dead at 47

    ​Alex Kirst, former member of seminal LA glam rockers The Nymphs and, later, longtime drummer for Iggy Pop's band, died tragically Jan. 13. According to The Desert Sun, Kirst was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Cathedral City, Riverside County. The Nymphs had their heyday in the late '80s and ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010

    On the Record

    [Mental Notes] Memorable lines from Brent Amaker, Juan Manuel Torreblanca and Sam James Velde

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    November 8, 2010

    Brent Amaker & the Rodeo: 'We Play Western Music, and We Do Whatever the Fuck We Want.'

    ​Call it a throwback to a time when Johnny Cash ruled the airwaves and Ennio Morricone made soundtracks for movies, but Brent Amaker and the Rodeo's "it's beer-swillin', foot tappin', shit kickin' country and western" music--straight from Seattle--is the antithesis of every wanna be hipster band t ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010

    Weeding Out the Weenie Roast

    Our handy-dandy guide to sorting the wieners from the dogs

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    April 25, 2010

    Jerry Roach of Cuckoo's Nest: Not Dead

    Photo by John GilhooleyJerry Roach is not dead.​Controversy and the Cuckoo's Nest--it's as if Jerry Roach never left us. But many assumed the owner of the former Costa Mesa punk rock club had left permanently. "People thought I was dead," he tells me with a chuckle.

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    April 15, 2010
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    March 17, 2010

    Billie Joe Armstrong Inducts the Stooges, White Stripes Return(?), 'American Idol' Idiocy, Gorillaz Go 'Electric Avenue'?

    Billie Joe Armstrong inducts the Stooges--and a shirtless Iggy Pop--into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The White Stripes will return. We hope!American Idol idiots butcher Rolling Stones songs--sounds so bad almost wished I saw it.Did the Gorillaz really rip off Eddy "Electric Avenue" Grant??

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    January 8, 2010

    Today in Music News: Shooter Jennings, Stephen King, Mariah Carey, Elvis Presley, Iggy Pop

    Shooter Jennings--one of country's coolest acts--working on concept album featuring Stephen King.Mariah Carey admits to being pretty much plastered when she gave acceptance speech at Palm Springs International Film Festival. If it wasn't for pharmaceutical cocaine, Demerol and fried peanut butter ... More >>

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    November 12, 2009

    New Stooges Videos

    ​After the death of guitarist Ron Asheton, many hoped Iggy Pop and his bandmates would recruit former axeman James Williamson and keep the band going. Well, they did and by clicking this link, they'll get to hear a bunch of professionally shot videos from the new lineup's first show. Of note is th ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009

    Come and Get It!

    It's what's for dinner!​Some of us can still recall the 1970s, when the economy was in the toilet, joblessness was the No. 1 concern and distrust of anything coming out of Washington, D.C., was at an all-time high.Sound familiar?The media is those days were filled with stories about the dire meas ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009
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    May 22, 2009

    The Stooges reform (again)

    The history of the Stooges is long and complicated. Basically, the original group (singer Iggy Pop, drummer Scott Asheton, guitarist Ron Asheton and bassist Dave Alexander) recorded two albums that you should have (The Stooges and Fun House).   Alexander left, then after running through a few ... More >>

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    October 28, 2008

    The Most Blatant Case of False Advertising Since 'The Neverending Story'

    Look, I don't think it's too much to ask for an album called "Dog Tracks: Songs By Dogs" to feature, I dunno—songs by dogs? I was incredibly excited when the album came in the mail today. Who could blame me? Dogs are cool, I like music. It seems like a winning proposition. So imagine my horror wh ... More >>

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    September 4, 2008

    Tear Jerker


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    September 4, 2008
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    April 20, 2006

    Faceless Shreds, Secret Sorrow

    Buckethead returns from the mountaintop

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    July 21, 2005

    Oh, What a Station!

    Remembering Oldies AM with the Dells and Dramatics

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    February 17, 2005
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    May 27, 2004

    Secondhand Smoke

    Spilling the beans in 11 chatty skits

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    January 1, 2004
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    December 11, 2003
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    May 15, 2003

    Sold On Selling Out

    Or: How I learned to stop bitching and love a TV commercial

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    March 13, 2003
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    February 20, 2003

    Twang Bangers

    Drag the Rivers country-punk ethos

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    February 7, 2002

    Make a Joyful Noise

    10 bands to watch in 2002

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    September 13, 2001


    Director, word artist, general manager of Vinyl Solution Records and sales manager of Sweet Water Productions

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    May 17, 2001


    Getting off with the Vibrators

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    April 5, 2001

    Up In Murk

    Evaporators front man Nardwuar keeps his past and present mythic

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    January 4, 2001


    Great gigs of '00

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    February 3, 2000

    Skie Bender

    Painter, writer, voice and bass player for the Fireants

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    June 10, 1999

    Real American Graffiti

    Rhino exhumes the scariest rock of the 1950s, buries Alice Cooper

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