City Slang: The Stooges get ready to die
The follow up to the Stooges’ 2007 The Weirdness album will be called Ready to Die. It’ll be the first to feature James Williamson on guitar since Raw Power, and the first Stooges album ever to not feature sadly deceased guitarist (and Raw Power bassist) Ronnie Asheton.
Williamson has produced the album, Mike Watt plays bass (as he has since the reformation), and Scott Asheton plays drums. The inclusion of the latter will be a relief to many, as Asheton has had to sit out recent tours due to illness. For the record to have the name “The Stooges” on the front, it really better have an Asheton playing on it.
Engineer Ed Cherney told HitFix that, “”It’s old-time Stooges. It’s raw. They’re great songs, but not necessarily big choruses. They’re the antichrist of anthems.” He later added: “[Iggy] knows what he wants to say. He’s watching the world around him.” Confirmed song titles include ‘Gun’ and ‘I Got a Job But It Don’t Pay Shit’.”
There’s no word of a release date yet, but we can’t wait to hear this.