Iggy Pop was once asked to join AC/DC: “I wasn’t what they needed”

Iggy Pop has revealed that he was once approached to join AC/DC, but thought it was “not a good fit”.

The legendary rocker told the New York Times that he was offered the job decades ago, but deemed it beyond his abilities.

“They had a manager many years ago, when I hadn’t reformed The Stooges, I hadn’t moved to England,” he recalled of the Australian rockers.

“And this guy said, ‘Are you interested in joining AC/DC?’ They were looking for a singer. I heard his record, I thought, I can’t fit that bill.

“I wasn’t like, ‘Ugh, I don’t like them,'” he said, “it was well done. They do a careful job, but I’m not what they want.”

On his only meeting with the late AC/DC singer Bon Scott, Pop told him: “I had a great meeting with Bon somewhere, and we were drunk and high. Sometimes I see pictures. I don’t remember with me, but that’s me. with Bon. I loved what he did.”

In more recent news, the singer has just announced details of his 19th solo album, ‘Every Loser’. The album will arrive on January 6 via Atlantic and Gold Tooth Records, producer Andrew Watt’s label. So far, he has been promoted by the singles ‘Frenzy’ and ‘Strung Out Johnny’.

The album includes collaborations from big names including Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan and Red Hot Chilli Peppers drummer Chad Smith. The late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who died in March, also contributed to the record.

Iggy Pop will open for the Red Hot Chilli Peppers on select dates on their 2023 arena tour. He will also headline Crystal Palace Park next summer, supported by supergroup Blondie and Generation X/Sex Pistols Generation Sex , who will be their first concert in the UK.

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