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Laurie Tuffrey , February 25th, 2013 10:51

Ready To Die set for release in April; Iggy Pop: "this is not the fucking Smashing Pumpkins, The Stooges are a real group"

Iggy Pop has announced that Iggy And The Stooges will be releasing a new album, Ready To Die, via Fat Possum Records on April 30.

This will be the band's fifth album, following up 2007's The Weirdness, the final record to feature original Stooges bassist Ron Asheton, with Mike Watt here standing in.

Speaking about the record, Iggy Pop says: "My motivation in making any record with the group at this point is no longer personal. It's just a pig-headed fucking thing I have that a real fucking group, when they're an older group, they also make fucking records. They don't just go and twiddle around on stage to make a bunch of fucking money and then go 'oh, it wouldn't be as good' - this is not the fucking Smashing Pumpkins, y'know, we've got the bald guy and whoever - this is the key. The only thing I really have to say is The Stooges are a real group."

Here's the interview clip of Iggy:

Iggy and the Stooges Interview from Fat Possum Records on Vimeo.

And, for good measure, here's Iggy dressing up as a scarecrow, with a snatch of album cut 'Job' playing in the background:

Iggy and the Stooges Scarecrow from Fat Possum Records on Vimeo.

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