Iggy Pop Plans To Reform Raw Power Stooges

He's talking to James Williamson, apparently

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As Iggy Pop goes about the business of promoting his new “Préliminaires” album, he’s hinted at the intriguing possibility of a Stooges Mk II reunion.

In an interview with The Australian, Pop revealed that he had been discussing the idea with James Williamson, who played guitar in the band during the “Raw Power” era.

Williamson replaced Ron Asheton on guitar in 1971, with the latter reluctantly moving to bass when he rejoined the band. Asheton died of a heart attack in January 2009. Williamson, meanwhile, left the chaotic world of the Stooges far behind, and became a high-flying computing executive.

“I had a meeting in LA last week with James (Williamson),” Pop told The Australian. “It was the first time we had seen each other in 30 years. So we talked about doing something together. ‘Raw Power’ would be the repertoire.”

Although Ron Asheton was a key original member of The Stooges, Pop commented that “There is always Iggy And The Stooges, the second growth of the band.” He also suggested that, in the wake of the Pop/Asheton/Asheton reunion a few years ago, Asheton had written six or seven more “hard-driving rhythm tracks” which Pop was considering using in a future project.

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