Iggy Pop will tell the story of The Stooges in Total Chaos, a new book set to be released via the publishing imprint of Jack White’s Third Man Records.
The book was written by Jeff Gold and contributor Johan Kugelberg. The pair spent two days interviewing Pop in his Miami home and parsing through his Stooges collection. Total Chaos will cover the rise of the band, its downfall, and the Stooges reunion 30 years later and the band’s continued efforts to tour and record.
“It was a rare privilege to sit with Iggy as he downloaded the story of The Stooges,” Gold says. “He’s an incredible storyteller with a fantastic memory and a great sense of humor, and he held nothing back. The Stooges were pioneers in sound, look and live presentation, and along the way invented a genre — punk rock — and influenced countless others that followed. There was no precedent in rock music for what they did. They’re definitely the only group in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame who started out playing an amplified Waring blender, a vacuum cleaner, spring water bottles and a 200-gallon oil drum.”
Total Chaos will also feature contributions from Jack White, Joan Jett, Johnny Marr, Third Man’s Ben Blackwell, and author Jon Savage, who also edited the book.
A release date has not yet been announced, but it is expected that Total Chaos will arrive this winter.