US rock legend Iggy Pop ("The Passenger") has announced a new album. It's titled "Every Loser" and is set to be released on January 6, the 75-year-old "Godfather of Punk" wrote on Instagram.
The music website Pitchfork and the music magazine Rolling Stone quoted Iggy Pop from the press release for the album: "The music will beat the shit out of you".
Iggy Pop, whose real name is James Newell Osterberg and has had the nickname since his high school band The Iguanas days, was punk before punk even existed. Instead of love, peace and togetherness, he and his band The Stooges sang about the boredom and frustration of his generation in the late 1960s. In his stage shows, he demonstrated that only pain could free him from boredom: He crawled naked through broken glass, smeared himself with peanut butter, poured hot water over his pants and staggered off the stage bleeding.