Pop: a life in rock

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Iggy Pop is of Ir­ish/English de­scent on his fa­ther’s side, and Dan­ish/Nor­we­gian on his mother’s. His fa­ther was adopted by a Swedish-Amer­i­can fam­ily called Oster­berg.

Iggy Pop has made guest ap­pear­ances on sev­eral TV shows, in­clud­ing and His latest voice tal­ent “ap­pear­ance” was in the English lan­guage ver­sion of (open­ing next Fri­day).

In 1996, Nike used The Stooges’ (above) track in its Olympics pro­mo­tional video clips. 2003’s

by Ir­ish­man Joe Ambrose, was Pop’s first full-length bi­og­ra­phy.

On March 10th, Pop and The Stooges played at Madonna’s in­duc­tion into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame. They sang Madonna’s and

Two Pop-re­lated movies are out this year: his mu­sic will fea­ture in an adap­ta­tion of Irvine Welsh’s book,

while will doc­u­ment Pop’s early ca­reer with The Stooges. Eli­jah Wood (Frodo from will play Pop.

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