Iggy Pop as Coffee Zombie
Iggy Pop is widely acknowledged as one of the most dynamic stage performers of all time, pre-figuring both '70s punk and '90s grunge. There's a reason why many consider Iggy Pop the godfather of punk—every single punk band of the past and present has either knowingly or unknowingly borrowed a thing or two from him and his late '60s/early '70s band, The Stooges. He has built a legendary career filled with both critical acclaim and fanatic cult success.
There are never-ending migrations back to the Stooges' three seminal LPs, starting out with the classic self-titled debut from 1969; 1970's Funhouse; and 1973's Raw Power, while some of Iggy's iconic solo albums include Lust for Life, The Idiot, New Values, Zombie Birdhouse, Blah Blah Blah, Brick by Brick, American Caesar and the more recent Skull Ring. The first two of his solo albums were produced by David Bowie, a collaboration widely discussed as one of the most epic musical alliances. Some of those albums produced anthemic songs like "The Passenger" and commercially successful collaborations like "Candy" (with Kate Pierson) and hits features in cult movies, including "Lust for Life," "Repo Man" and "In the Death Car."
In 2016, Iggy and the Stooges were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Iggy made a welcome solo return in 2016 with his Post Pop Depression album, a singular work that stands proudly alongside past releases. Post Pop Depression was nominated for a GRAMMY Award in the Best Alternative Music Album category. A documentary on the making of the album and the subsequent tour, American Valhalla, hit movie theatres in 2017.
2016 marked the release of Gimme Danger, the much-anticipated documentary on Iggy and the Stooges by Jim Jarmusch, followed by Jeff Gold's book Total Chaos, encapsulating the rise and fall of the band.
Iggy's various film work gathered momentum in 2017. For his song "Gold," in collaboration with Danger Mouse, he received a Golden Globe nomination. To Stay Alive: A Method, a movie with Michel Houellebecq, was screened to critical claim at several film festivals; Iggy also worked with Oneohtrix Point Never on the soundtrack for the Safdie Brothers' movie Good Time, which won the Soundtrack Award at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.
Pop continues to host his popular weekly radio show "Iggy Confidential" on BBC6 Music, introducing new music to generations of open-minded listeners. In early 2019, Iggy produced the four-part documentary series PUNK for Epix.
His film roles include Song to Song, The Sandman, Blood Orange, Art House, Tank Girl, Coffee and Cigarettes, Dead Man, The Crow: City of Angels, and Snow Day.