Archive for Iggy Pop

Revising History: Mike Watt On John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Sun Ra, More

Posted in Features, Revising History with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 10/08/2010 by kurtorzeck

Now this is quite the honor: Mike Watt, one of the most respected musicians ever to lurk in the underground, has anted up – all jazz-style – for the second installment in the Bad Penny’s brand-new series, Revising History. Continue reading

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Pete Yorn On Musicforthemorningafter: ‘It’s Too Clean’

Posted in Interviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 10/07/2010 by kurtorzeck

Night owls can expect to see Pete Yorn performing on Jimmy Fallon’s show tonight in support of the self-titled album he squeezed out last week. Seems like an opportune time to roll out this vintage, never-before-online interview I conducted with him on March 9, 2003. Continue reading

Iggy Pop: ‘I Didn’t Want To Sell Out’ The Stooges

Posted in Interviews with tags , , , , , , , on 01/19/2010 by kurtorzeck

Nostalgia may be the enemy of the future, but the coming months are bound to see a lot of hoopla surrounding Iggy Pop and his band of Stooges. And for good reason. Continue reading

Iggy Pop Transcript, 7.18.03: ‘I Was Shooting Dope At The RIAA Awards When It Wasn’t Chic’

Posted in Interview Transcripts, Interviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 01/19/2010 by kurtorzeck

Get Iggy Pop talking and the time just flies. A living legend in his own right, he’s also as well-versed as anybody on classic and contemporary music. And with a frankness and candor you’re not apt to find from just about anyone else, he’s one of the record industry’s most critical – even prophetic – commentators. Continue reading

David Bowie Faces Reality

Posted in Interviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 01/05/2010 by kurtorzeck

“It’s difficult to foresee anything other than a huge calamity in the industry itself,” David Bowie predicted to me in 2003. “And, as I’ve believed for a long time now, live shows will come to dominate in a new kind of way again.” Continue reading

David Bowie Transcript, 7.9.03: ‘I Am The Man Who Found Velvet Underground!’

Posted in Interview Transcripts, Interviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 01/05/2010 by kurtorzeck

David Bowie gets the White Stripes, the Raveonettes and the Dandy Warhols – but not Yeah Yeah Yeahs. And were it not for him, he says, Lou Reed and John Cale’s immortal band might never have made it. Continue reading

Jesus Lizard’s Duane Denison: ‘I Can’t Imagine Ever Doing A Reunion Tour’

Posted in Interviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 12/30/2009 by kurtorzeck

These are three hard-working men. One is bald, diminutive (around 5 feet tall) and brandishes a wrinkled, menacing smirk. This man has been arrested on numerous occasions for public exposure and enjoys his occupation, which involves howling, salivating, urinating and wrestling with complete strangers. Continue reading