Iggy Pop talks punk

The music icon chats about producing documentary series Punk with fashion designer John Varvatos

Music great Iggy Pop was the frontman of proto-punk band The Stooges.
Music great Iggy Pop was the frontman of proto-punk band The Stooges.PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/ IGGY POP

NEW YORK • At 71, Michigan-born rocker James Osterberg Jr - better known by his stage persona Iggy Pop - does not care what you call him. But, over time, he has earned a reputation as the godfather of punk.

This is mostly due to his tenure as frontman of proto-punk band The Stooges, but also because his stage presence embodied a gleeful but slightly scary abandon that became synonymous with the genre.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 18, 2019, with the headline 'Iggy Pop talks punk'. Subscribe