Iggy Pop Retires from Stagediving

Posted by The G on March 23, 2010 under GNN | 14 Comments to Read

Photos by G.

When I saw Iggy Pop perform at Carnegie Hall recently, I knew it was a historic rock and roll moment, but until today, I had no idea that I was to witness his final stagedive ever! NME has reported that after making a pretty horrible fall at the legendary venue, he has decided that his days of stage diving are over.  The pictures you are about to see do not live up to the highest standard that I usually provide, but since they are now a piece of history, I thought I’d share the final moments of Iggy Pop stagediving with you.  The action happened so quickly and was so shocking, I could barely believe my eyes.

Some back story:  The crowd decided to rush the stage at Carengie Hall (and watching security totally freak out was worth the price of admission on its own), and Iggy decided to dive into the crowd.  The dive did not go as well as planned as there was hardly any space between the stage and the first row of seats.  However, Iggy being the amazing performer he is, rebounded in just a few seconds and was back on stage in a blink-and-you-missed-it moment.

See pictures of Iggy Pop’s final stage dive after the jump.

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Philip Glass brings friends Iggy Pop and Patti Smith to Carnegie Hall!

Posted by The G on February 27, 2010 under G Reviews | 3 Comments to Read

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Patti Smith and Iggy Pop live at Carnegie Hall - February 26, 2010

For the 20th anniversary celebration of Tibet House concerts, composer Philip Glass pulled out all the stops.  The event was called “Philip Glass and Friends” and it took place at New York’s legendary Carnegie Hall on February 26, 2010.  As if seeing one of the most influential composers of the modern age wasn’t enough, his friends that came along to entertain us were Russian anti-folk hero Regina Spektor, the NY gypsy-punk band Gogol Bordello, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Patti Smith and soon to be inducted Hall of Famer Iggy Pop!  Holy Cow!  Patti Smith covered the O’Jays’ classic “Love Train,” before finishing with a show-stopping “Gloria.” When I heard the opening notes of that song, I had instant recall of why I decided to trek out in a blizzard to see this show!  She brought the house down and further secured her place as a goddess in the world of G.  Who can follow an act like that? Iggy Pop!  Iggy played “The Passenger” and “I Wanna Be Your Dog.”  Wow!  What an evening.

Iggy Pop - wanting to be your dog.

See a bunch of pictures after the jump!

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