Iggy Pop to map out his time as Stooges frontman in new memoir

Total Chaos: The Story of the Stooges as told by Iggy Pop will be published via the publishing arm of Jack White’s record label, Third Man

Punk grandfather Iggy Pop is to release a book tracking the story of his proto-rock band The Stooges, set for release this winter. Following on from Pop’s 1997 project I Need More, which mapped out the artist’s early years, this will be the first time the story of The Stooges will have been told by Iggy himself.

The book was put together with the help of contributor Johan Kugelberg and Jeff Gold, who said: “It was a rare privilege to sit with Iggy as he downloaded the story of the Stooges. He’s an incredible storyteller with a fantastic memory and a great sense of humour, and he held nothing back. The Stooges were pioneers in sound, look, and live presentation, and along the way invented a genre — punk rock — and influenced countless others that followed. There was no precedent in rock music for what they did. ”

Written contributions to the book will also come from rock writer Jon Savage, Runaways frontwoman Joan Jett, Third Man co-founder and archivist Ben Blackwell, Johnny Marr and Jack White. The book will also feature a selection of rare and unseen photos.

See the cover of the 300-page book below, and check out our review of Iggy’s most recent project, his album in collaboration with Josh Homme, Post Pop Depression, here.