Iggy Pop Quits Rock Music For a While

March 2, 2009

Stooges frontman Iggy Pop recently revealed that he has recorded a jazz album based on the French author Michel Houellebecq's novel 'La Possibilité D'une Ile' ('The Possibility Of An Island').

In a video interview posted on Iggypop.org, Iggy explained that he decided to record the album, entitled 'Preliminaires,' because he was "sick" of listening to guitar bands.

From NME:

"It's a quieter album with some jazz overtones," he said. "That's because at one point I just got sick of listening to idiot thugs with guitars, banging out crappy music. And I was starting to listen to a lot of New Orleans-era Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton type of jazz."

Pop added that he was originally approached to contribute songs to a documentary about Houellebecq's attempts to get the novel turned into a film.

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