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Iggy Pop and John Prine to Receive Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Iggy Pop and John Prine will receive the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020, the organization behind the Grammys announced today. The class of recipients also includes Public Enemy, Chicago, Roberta Flack, and the late Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Isaac Hayes. From punk and hip-hop pioneers to country and soul legends, it’s a lineup strong...

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The 35 Greatest Rock and Roll TV Moments Before the ’90s

A version of this article originally appeared in the August 1990 issue of SPIN. 1. January 28, 1956:Elvis Presley appeared on the Dorsey Brothers Stage Show. Quincy Jones: “If you want to know the exact moment that rock’n’roll started, it was right then.” 2. April 3, 1956:Elvis Presley appeared on The Milton Berle Show. Filmed aboard...

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Charli XCX Revisits Classic SPIN Covers Featuring Gwen Stefani, Her Crush Robert Smith, and More

Charli XCX hasn’t been shy when it comes to talking about her favorite musical acts and influences—and sometimes, even her crushes—several of whom have graced SPIN’s covers over the years. So when we sat down with our September cover star, we reflected with her about past classic covers, from Iggy Pop’s November 1986 issue, to Weezer’s July 2002 appearance. When presented with No...

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Please Enjoy Iggy Pop’s Thoughts on Lil Pump’s “Gucci Gang”

Yet another rock icon has showered praise on Lil Pump’s wonderfully annoying 2017 hit “Gucci Gang.” This time it’s Iggy Pop, speaking to NME about his new album Free, who brings up the song “out of the blue,” in the magazine’s words, to commend the teenage Miami rapper’s austere songwriting, which less sympathetic thinkers have called...

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Stream Iggy Pop’s New Album Free

Iggy Pop’s eighteenth studio album Free is now available on streaming platforms. The album, which was announced back in July with the release of its title track, includes two other singles—”James Bond” and “Sonali“—both of which arrived later this summer. In a statement accompanying the release, Iggy Pop says the album grew out of extensive...

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Iggy Pop – “Sonali”

Iggy Pop has released a new song titled “Sonali” from his forthcoming 18th album Free. Like the album’s previous single, “James Bond,” the new track was produced and written by jazz trumpeter and longtime Bilal collaborator Leron Thomas, with additional contributions from Sylvain “Kenny” Ruby. Iggy’s deep croon finds an anxious contrast with the twitchy...

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Iggy Pop – “James Bond”

Iggy Pop has released a new single called “James Bond.” It’s the second release from Free, his upcoming 18th studio album, which is due out on September 6. The driving and playful “James Bond” provides a contrast to the ambient atmosphere of the record’s first eponymous single, but both are dominated by trumpet work (provided by Leron...

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Iggy Pop Announces New Album Free, Releases Title Track

Iggy Pop has announced a brand new studio album. Free is the follow-up to 2016’s Post Pop Depression, and Iggy’s 18th solo album. It’s out September 6 on Loma Vista/Caroline International. He’s also shared the album’s title track—slow-burning, sax-forward, ambient-leaning—as a single. Iggy elaborated on the recording process in a statement, hinting that Free is something of a stylistic departure: By the end of the tours following...

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