Third Man Books has announced the release of “Total Chaos: The Story Of The Stooges / As Told By Iggy Pop”. The book marks the first time the story of this seminal band has been told entirely in Pop’s own words.
Author Jeff Gold and contributor Johan Kugelberg, noted music historians and collectors, spent two days with Pop at his Miami home, sharing with him their extensive STOOGES collection and interviewing the legendary singer. Pop’s candid, bare-all responses left them with the almost unbelievable tale of the band he founded-the alternately tragic and triumphant story of a group who rose from youth, fell prey to drugs, alcohol, and music biz realities, collapsed and nearly 30 years later reformed, recording and touring to great acclaim. In 2010, THE STOOGES, credited with having invented punk rock, were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. Their continuing influence can be felt today in the shape and sound of rock and roll music.
Jeff Gold, Johan Kugelberg and editor/contributor Jon Savage are among the most respected music authors and historians working today. Their efforts include numerous acclaimed and best-selling books and a Grammy Award. “Total Chaos” stands as a work for all fans of the band and rock music to draw inspiration. Including an absolute treasure-trove of rare and unseen photographs, “Total Chaos” is a book that shows and tells the story of THE STOOGES. A metallic k.o. of only the best kind.
Said Gold: “It was a rare privilege to sit with Iggy as he downloaded the story of THE STOOGES. 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: The Story Of The Stooges / As Told By Iggy Pop” is due this winter.