Why Iggy Pop Didn’t ‘Fully’ Understand Foo Fighters at First

As Iggy Pop is aware, sometimes it takes more than just listening to a band to truly understand whey they’re coming from.

Iggy, the punk godfather and The Stooges icon, said that happened to him with Foo Fighters — he didn’t “fully” understand them at first.

No, not until he saw them live did he finally get it, as he relayed in a new interview.

The subject came up because the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hakwins, who died at 50 in March, contributes to Iggy’s upcoming album, Every Loser. The effort was announced last month with the new Iggy Pop single “Frenzy.”

“Taylor plays on the album,” Iggy tells Audacy Check In. “It’s an unbelievable energy that this guy has. He also played me in a film, you know? He was me in the CBGB’s movie, and a poster was his abs as my abs.”

He adds, “I met him — I opened for Foo Fighters in 2015 at Knebworth. And I never really understood fully what they did, and then I stood there on the side stage and listened to that thing and listened to what he was playing and it was otherworldly. It was advanced and powerful and relentless, and highly detailed all at the same time.”

“Frenzy,” produced by Ozzy collaborator Andrew Watt, features musical backing from Guns N’ RosesDuff McKagan and Red Hot Chili PeppersChad Smith. Hear it under the full Audacy interview video below.

Iggy Pop on Audacy Check In – Nov. 11, 2022

Iggy Pop, “Frenzy” (Official Audio)

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Author: showrunner