Iggy And The Stooges Finish Recording New Album

"Ready To Die" is the band's first studio effort since 2007's 'The Weirdness'.

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Iggy and The Stooges have finished recording their new album, "Ready To Die".

Hitfix writes that the seminal proto-punk act's first album in six years has been mixed by Ed Cherney, who said of the follow-up to 2007's "The Weirdness" (via NME):

"It's old-time Stooges. It's raw. They're great songs, but not necessarily big choruses. They're the Antichrist of anthems."

He added that the lyrics are "very timely", saying of Iggy Pop: "He knows what he wants to say. He's watching the world around him."

The album features the tracks "I Got A Job But It Don't Pay Shit" and "Gun". It was produced by the band's guitar player James Williamson at Fantasy Studios in San Francisco, though Iggy Pop recorded his vocals in Miami.

It marks the first Stooges album Williamson has played on since 1973's "Raw Power", after rejoining the band following Ron Asheton's death in 2009.

Last year Iggy Pop released a solo covers album, which featured renditions of tracks by the likes of Frank Sinatra, The Beatles and Edith Piaf.

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    Preliminaries is a sick solo album and mike watts bass playing is always welcome.
    The Weirdness was terrible! I loved his song in Slash's first solo album, so hopefully this could be somewhat good?
    Awesome! I don't know what's with the people talking bad about The Weirdness. It was in line with the first two albums Stooges and Fun House, where Ron (RIP) was on guitar. So this one with James on guitar should be closer to Raw Power, where he had picked up the guitar spot while Ron moved to bass. Anyway one of my all time fav bands. Woo!
    Kain Highwind
    There is no way this will be good. I love you Iggy and everything you've done in the 70s but please, quit making music. The Weirdness was bad enough
    Raw Power is my favorite Stooges album, so I'd like to believe this has potential. But if Iggy's lyrics and vocals are anything like they were on The Weirdness.. forget it. I love The Stooges, but I can't make it through that album.
    Also, I'm guessing Iggy Pop is not too familiar with Notorious B.I.G. to know the album title is taken.
    Can't wait! I liked all their albums so far, this one's probably gonna be just what you'd expect from the Stooges. Had to laugh at "I got a job but it don't pay hit" hahaha.