Iggy Pop May Reunite Stooges ‘Raw Power’ Lineup
After the first two Stooges albums, the band almost broke up, but they settled for a lineup change instead: Ron Asheton, who played guitar on The Stooges and Fun House was switched to bass and James Williamson played all the guitar parts for Raw Power, an album billed as Iggy and The Stooges.
The Australian reports (via Undercover) that Iggy has met with James Williamson for a likely reunion of most of the Raw Power lineup, sans the recently passed Ron Asheton. “There is always Iggy and the Stooges, the second growth of the band,” Pop told The Australian’s Iain Shedden. “I had a meeting in LA last week with James (Williamson). It was the first time we had seen each other in 30 years. So we talked about doing something together. Raw Power would be the repertoire.”
Between this likely Raw Power reunion, a possible Christmas album, and Iggy’s jazz-inspired album Préliminaires (due out next week), it looks like the Godfather of Punk is still a force to be reckoned with.