Iggy Pop no longer plays with “The Stooges” after the loss of both of the Asheton brothers. He was backed up at The Greek by members of the Arctic Monkeys and Queens of the Stone Age (Iggy recently recorded an album called “Post Pop Depression” with Josh Homme of the QOTSA). Iggy discussed his partnership with Homme during a recent Grammy Museum interview, “I was looking for something I could sing with and express myself through — and there was space in all the music…[Their songs] made me a little bit moody. They made me a little bit lonesome. It was excellent music and it was the craft.”
The setlist at The Greek was mostly comprised of songs from “Post Pop Depression,” “Lust For Life” and “The Idiot, his solo records. He did not play any Stooges tunes. Musician Dave Arnson raves, “And he played ‘Repo Man’ !! He and his band TOTALLY BROUGHT IT!!! VIVA the ever-dancin’ and very leathery IGGY POP!
For a thorough review with beautiful lines like, “with Homme’s guitar swooping in ominously like a vulture,” check out Falling James in the LA Weekly.