Do not merge this artist with The Stooges. James Williamson is not a member of “The Stooges” and is the significant difference in Iggy & The Stooges – the member that pushed “The Stooges” guitarist Ron Asheton to bass guitar. Iggy says although “The Stooges” died with Ron Asheton, there is still “Iggy and the Stooges”.

Do not split this artist into Iggy & The Stooges. This is not a one-off collaboration but rather a long standing relationship with significant output. The relationship continues to this day.

Annotation last modified on 2012-12-02 04:08 UTC.


The Stooges, originally billed as the Psychedelic Stooges, also known as Iggy and the Stooges, were an American rock band formed in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1967 by singer Iggy Pop, guitarist Ron Asheton, drummer Scott Asheton, and bassist Dave Alexander. Initially playing a raw, primitive style of rock and roll, the band sold few records in their original incarnation and gained a reputation for their confrontational performances, which often involved acts of self-mutilation by Iggy Pop.

After releasing two albums—The Stooges (1969) and Fun House (1970)—the group disbanded briefly, and reformed with a slightly altered lineup (with Ron Asheton replacing Dave Alexander on bass and James Williamson taking up guitar) to release a third album, Raw Power (1973), before breaking up again in 1974. The band reunited in 2003 with Ron Asheton moving back to guitar and Mike Watt on bass, and the addition of saxophonist Steve Mackay, who had played briefly with the 1973-1974 lineup. Ron Asheton died in 2009, replaced by James Williamson, and the band continued to play shows until 2013, also releasing their last album, Ready to Die. The Stooges formally announced their breakup in 2016 due to the deaths of Scott Asheton and saxophonist Steve Mackay.

The Stooges are widely regarded as a seminal proto-punk act. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked them 78th on their list of the 100 greatest artists of all time. In 2007 they were awarded the Mojo Lifetime Achievement award at the Mojo Awards.

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1973Raw PowerIggy and The Stooges3.418
2007Back to the NoiseIggy and The Stooges1
2013Ready to DieIggy and The Stooges34

Album + Compilation

1987Kill City / I’m Sick Of YouIggy Pop & James Williamson / Iggy and The Stooges2
1987Rubber LegsIggy and The Stooges1
1988Open Up and BleedIggy and The Stooges1
1989My Girl Hates My HeroinIggy and The Stooges2
1994Rough PowerIggy & The Stooges2
1995Your Pretty Face Is Going to HellIggy Pop and The Stooges3
1997Year of the IguanaIggy and The Stooges2
1997Head OnIggy and The Stooges1
2004Penetration: The Best of the Legendary Demo & Rehearsal RecordingsIggy & The Stooges1
2005Heavy LiquidIggy and The Stooges1
2006Original PunksIggy Pop & The Stooges1
2009More PowerIggy and The Stooges1
2010Jesus Loves The StoogesIggy and The Stooges1
2010Dirty PowerIggy and The Stooges1
2010Move Ass BabyIggy and The Stooges1
2011The Detroit Tapes (ReIssue of 2009 Album "More Power")Iggy and The Stooges1
2020From K.O. to Chaos: The Complete Skydog Iggy Pop & The Stooges CollectionIggy and The Stooges1
2021Born in a Trailer: The Session & Rehearsal Tapes ’72–’73Iggy and The Stooges1

Album + Live

1976Metallic K.O.Iggy and The Stooges58
1995Open Up and Bleed!Iggy and The Stooges2
1997California BleedingIggy & The Stooges3
2000Michigan Palace 10/6/73Iggy & The Stooges1
2000Double DangerIggy & The Stooges1
2001Wild LoveIggy and The Stooges1
2005Telluric ChaosIggy and The Stooges32
2007Escaped ManiacsIggy & The Stooges1
2010Tour 2010 – Live in London – 02.05.2010Iggy and The Stooges1
2011Raw Power Live: In the Hands of the FansIggy and The Stooges1
2012Sadistic Summer Live 2011Iggy and The Stooges1
2020You Think You’re Bad, Man? The Road Tapes ’73–’74Iggy and The Stooges1


1977I Got a RightIggy & The Stooges53
1988She Creatures of Hollywood HillsIggy and The Stooges2
1990NowhereIggy and The Stooges1
1990Till the End of the NightIggy and The Stooges1

Single + Live

1977(I Got) NothingIggy and The Stooges2
1990TV EyeIggy and The Stooges1


1977I’m Sick of You!Iggy and The Stooges35
1992Siamese DogsIggy and The Stooges1


Search and Destroy: The Detroit Studio Out-takesIggy & The Stooges1

Broadcast + Live

20082007-06-23: Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, UKIggy and The Stooges1

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