Iggy Pop Making French Jazz Inspired Album + Virgin Festival Pics

Iggy and The Stooges at the Virgin Mobile Festival (08/10/08)
Iggy Pop at the Virgin Mobile Festival

Iggy Pop at the Virgin Mobile Festival

Iggy Pop at the Virgin Mobile Festival
Photos: Tim Griffin

Iggy Pop recently announced some details about his new album which was apparently influenced by the likes of Louis Armstrong and Jelly Roll Morton and even features him singing in French on one track:

The Stooges frontman shows off his multilingualism On “Autumn Leaves,” a track off Préliminaires, due out May 19th. The record was inspired by French author Michel Houellebecq’s 2005 novel, The Possibility of An Island. “As I read scenes in the book, I felt music in my head,” says Pop, who also composed a score for the book’s forthcoming film adaptation. “I wrote less and less for the movie and started writing an alternative score to the novel.”

The disc “” which features trombones and clarinets “” lifts its sound from 1920s New Orleans. “We get dangerously near jazz,” says Pop, who cut tracks in Woodstock and Miami. “At first, I thought, “˜If I want to pee and I don’t do it with a sign that says Progenitor of Punk, people don’t want to know about it.’ Luckily, at this point in my life, I don’t care very much.” [RollingStone.com]

More of these long overdue Virgin Festival pictures after the jump.

Iggy Pop at the Virgin Mobile Festival

Iggy Pop at the Virgin Mobile Festival

Iggy Pop at the Virgin Mobile Festival

Iggy Pop at the Virgin Mobile Festival

Iggy Pop at the Virgin Mobile Festival

Iggy Pop at the Virgin Mobile Festival

Iggy Pop at the Virgin Mobile Festival

Iggy Pop at the Virgin Mobile Festival

Iggy Pop at the Virgin Mobile Festival

Iggy Pop at the Virgin Mobile Festival

Iggy Pop at the Virgin Mobile Festival

Iggy Pop at the Virgin Mobile Festival

Iggy Pop at the Virgin Mobile Festival

Iggy Pop at the Virgin Mobile Festival

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