Iggy Pop Confirms The Stooges Are In Talks To Reform Raw Power Group

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Iggy Pop has hinted yet again that a touted ‘Raw Power’ era Stooges reunion, with James Williamson on board is definitely “possible”.

Speaking to Mark Radcliffe for a BBC Radio 2 interview, to be broadcast on Monday June 15, Pop confirms that he is “in talks” with guitarist Williamson.

Williamson originally replaced Ron Asheton in 1971 and played with the Stooges for the album Raw Power, before leaving the band behind.

Iggy Pop who is in the UK to promote his new solo album Preliminaries – a “semi-concept album of New Orleans jazz and cabaret ballads, partly inspired by the cult French author Michel Houellebecq” as described in the Uncut review – also admits to Radcliffe that his language skills are not as great as the album suggests.

Pop jokingly says: “J’ai une demie connaissance de quelques mots et phrases français mais je ne parle pas français exactement.
(translation – I have a partial knowledge of a few words and phrases in French but I don’t speak French exactly.” Adding: “It’s mediocre, junior high school French I can manage.”

To hear the full interview with Pop, tune in to Radio 2 at 8pm on June 15.
It will also be available on iPlayer for 7 days after broadcast.

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