Iggy Pop has revealed that he was as soon as approached about turning into the frontman of AC/DC.
“They’d a supervisor a few years in the past, after I hadn’t re-formed The Stooges, I hadn’t moved to England,” Iggy advised the New York Instances. “And this man mentioned, ‘Are you interested by becoming a member of AC/DC?’ They have been in search of a singer.”
Although it’s not clear precisely when he was requested to hitch the band, the timeline doubtless places the encounter across the time AC/DC fashioned in 1973 or maybe when unique frontman Dave Evans departed and when Bon Scott took over as lead singer — someday round 1974.
“I listened to their file. I assumed, I can’t match that invoice,” Iggy admitted. “I wasn’t, like, ‘Ugh, I don’t like them.’ It was fairly properly made. They do cautious work, however I’m not what they wanted.”
As it’s, there’s a photograph of Pop and Scott hanging out backstage on the Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles in 1977 (see beneath). “I had some very great encounter with Bon someplace, and we have been each drunk and stoned,” Pop recalled of the assembly. “I see footage generally. I am going, I don’t keep in mind, however that’s me with Bon!”
AC/DC went on to develop into one of the iconic rock bands of all-time, first hitting it huge with Scott, after which persevering with their success with Brian Johnson following Scott’s demise in 1980. Iggy solid a profitable solo profession over the following three a long time previous to re-forming The Stooges within the early 2000s.
In the meantime, Iggy Pop is ready to launch his new album Each Loser on Friday (January sixth). The file was produced by Andrew Watt — who additionally produced Ozzy Osbourne’s final two albums — and options all-star contributions from Jane’s Habit’s Dave Navarro, Weapons N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan, Purple Scorching Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, late Foo Fighers drummer Taylor Hawkins, and extra.
Pre-order Each Loser right here.