Iggy pop recalls Michigan's formidable music scene in late'60s and early 70s.
Nearly 500 people filled Detroit's Majestic Theatre in late October to hear music legend Iggy Pop--vocalist for the Michigan rock band, the Stooges--and musician/ producer Don Was discuss music memories.
The two-hour event, which was hosted by the Grammy Foundation and filmed as part of a series called "Living Histories Live," also included a small acoustic set that featured the Stooges' songs "Candy" and "Little Doll."
The event came just days before the nationwide release of the Amazon Studios/Magnolia Pictures film Gimme Danger; a documentary that chronicles the Stooges' triumphs and hardships and also sheds light on how the band left its mark on music history.
An advanced screening of the film took place at the Detroit Institute of Arts, with Iggy Pop and film director Jim Jarmusch in attendance for a discussion with the sold-out crowd.
Caption: Top: Musician Iggy Pop (left) and filmmaker Jim Jarmusch at the early screening Gimme Danger, a documentary about 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees the Stooges. Right: Iggy Pop (left) and Jim Jarmusch at the Detroit Institute of Arts. (Both photos courtesy of Nick Rowley, Detroit Institute of Arts.)