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Iggy Pop

Detroit’s Iggy Pop started out his lauded career as front man for punk rockers the Stooges in the early 1970s, culminating with the cult classic collection Raw Power in 1973. Four years later, he rose to even greater heights on his own with the pair of David Bowie-produced projects—The Idiot and Lust for Life.

These collaborations produced some of Iggy’s most creatively catchy selections, including “China Girl” (later a Bowie hit), “Nightclubbing,” “Funtime,” “The Passenger,” and, of course, “Lust for Life.” From the ’80s through the 2010s, this charismatic entertainer continued to experiment with everything from hard rock to garage rock, new wave, jazz, art rock, and blues, attracting legions of like-minded followers all across the world.

In 2010, Iggy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Stooges, punctuating a career whose influence spans Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. This veteran continued to defy convention, teaming with Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme for 2016’s rock revival record Post Pop Depression.

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