Haha, not Doong Spank. That’s in SECOND place, dummy. The album in question is, of course, the Notorious B.I.G.’s Ready to Die, which also happens to be the name of the first Iggy & the Stooges album since 1973′s Raw Power. (Remember, 2007′s wildly disappointing The Weirdness was only credited to the Stooges, which is why I was a virgin until I was 18.) Mr. Pop will team up with guitarist James Williamson, drummer Scott Asheton, and former Minuteman Mike Watt on bass for Ready, and according to Ultimate Classic Rock:
Songs called “Burn” and “Sex & Money” will lead off the group’s fifth studio album — available April 30 — and from the tone of the frontman’s comments about the music and this time in their life, it won’t lack a bit of the power and bite of earlier albums.
“My motivation in making any record with the group at this point is no longer personal,” Iggy Pop says in a video statement. “It’s just a pig-headed f*cking thing I have that a real f*cking group when they’re an older group they also make f*cking records.”
“They don’t just go and twiddle around on stage to make a bunch of f*cking money and then go, ‘Oh, it wouldn’t be as good!’ This is not the f*cking Smashing Pumpkins you know, we’ve got the bald guy and whoever. No. This is the key. It’s the only thing I really have left to say. The Stooges are a real group.” (Via)
Now we just need Television to reform, and announce their fourth album, Only Built 4 Complex Guitar Solos.