Iggy Pop on American Idol: Was It a Sign of the Apocalypse?

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Iggy Pop on American Idol.
What? Are you serious? Iggy Pop on American Fucking Idol? I thought the apocalypse wasn't scheduled to swallow us all till 2012.

Yet according to Crossfade's own personal bible, the end of the world would be heralded by five terrifying occurrences: (1) Steven Tyler would fall off a stage in Sturgis, South Dakota, and immediately begin dressing like a 75-year-old ex-Vegas showgirl with a million-dollar plastic surgery gift card; (2) J-Lo's career and her beautiful butt would suddenly, simultaneously, and inexplicably deflate; (3) Simon Cowell would launch a cover occult plan to destroy prime-time television, code named The X-Factor; (4) Iggy Pop would perform "Real Wild Child" on April 7, 2011 before a near-comatose crowd of soccer moms, paid audience members, and reality TV bloggers; and finally (5) Ryan Seacrest would form a four-man posse (he, Larry King, the TMZ guy, Sanjayah) and dive heavily into the equestrian arts.

Prepare to witness Sign of the Apocalypse #4. The end is nigh.



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Joanna Peterson
Joanna Peterson

Now I'd like to see a sequel to "Coffee And Cigarettes" in which Tom Waits asks him, "Now what the f**k was THAT??"

Nyx
Nyx

And I thought American Idol itself was a sign of the apocalypse?  That isn't so?

Iggy Pop, was for me, the only reason to even turn on this homogeneous pile of gunk.   I thought it was funny that people were complaining that he wasn't wearing a shirt...when my ideal Iggy performance would have been him exposing himself, rolling around in broken glass, which he would then put in his mouth and spit out at J.Lo or Steven Tyler, whomever is closest...and then spontaneously make out with J. Lo or Steven Tyler, whomever is closest.  Of course, he'd be singing "Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell" that during it too!  Maybe he could dedicate it to J. Lo or Steven Tyler, whoever is closest or maybe to Ryan Seacrest.   I like how J.Lo was trying to hold back her "yucky" face the whole time.  Yeah, exposure to real music can be a rough gig. :)   It's probably a mind blower.You can count on American Idol to make even Iggy Pop homogeneous.  Notice he didn't get to jump into the crowd or push anyone, even playfully, it isn't American Idol's way.  I am still confused to why he was even on there...are they desperate enough to try to get my vote (or likeminded others) to watch this garbage heap?   Which I did for one performance and still would if they made Iggy a judge.  I have of whole list of people I would watch American Idol for if they were to become judges...then let them judge neofolk and noise bands.  Or maybe hardcore jazz bands.   Oh, I can dream my non-homogeneous dreams until digital recording and autotuning destroys the little bit of music out there that is good.  I love Iggy Pop, BTW.   I don't care if he croons "Livin' on the Edge of the Night" in a suit or jumps around to "Dirt" or "Loose" without any clothes on.   He's a legend.  I did let out a little "ugh" because of it though, since I think American Idol is a pox on humanity. :) 

sell out
sell out

am i the only one thats seen that stupid video iggy pop shot at churchills with sum 41... iggy pop sold out a long time ago... still he is getting payed so fuck yall

Fernando Perdomo
Fernando Perdomo

Adam Zimmon.. formerly of SPAM FUCKING ALL STARS ON GUITAR!!! WOW!!!

Sam FIsher
Sam FIsher

FERNANDO! YOU AND ADAM WOULD'VE BEEN A SUPERB COMBINATION WITH THE MAIN STOOGE... COME ON! IT'S IGGY... FUCK AMERICAN IDOL!!

IggyRocks
IggyRocks

It's singing on tv, there are bigger things to worry about. But pretty surreal scene makes this video a trip. Iggy looks pretty damn ripped and he's showing the young punks what a 'performance' means.

Fuffypants
Fuffypants

am i the only one that thinks it's hilarious that the times is playing scene police as if they support only "credible artist".... what's the difference between the intention of American Idol & the Times when comes to pushing art/entertainment? Look who's calling the kettle black hehehe

DeathBreath
DeathBreath

I must admit that I was shocked to see Iggy performing on such a low-life show, "American Idle." But, America loves really shitty music as evidenced by the popularity of this show. Basically, I joined the audience of losers to watch this spectacle. I've seen Iggy on three separate occasions. Trust me, this light little song is not representative of his talent. But, not everyone likes this type of music. So, if you don't, go fuck yourself.

Nola Gypsy
Nola Gypsy

I'm surprised American Idol would even allow this turkey on their show. The mediocre talent is indicative by the teeny boppers in the audience. What do they know other than long hair and a jumping jack? I guess you're one of them too.

Sean Pajot
Sean Pajot

I don't understand this comment. Explain ...

Sean Pajot
Sean Pajot

Oh yeah, this Idol gig sucked. The crowd sucked. The whole scene sucked. And Iggy kinda sucked because of it all. But I've seen Mr. Stooge in concert sorta recently. And he was awesome like the second coming of Satan. So ... Just a paycheck?

bigken79
bigken79

Probably a hefty one. Fox makes beaucoup bucks on advertising from that show.

Kgwarren_1952
Kgwarren_1952

I could have done without watching that performance forever....

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