Iggy and the Stooges unleash first track from upcoming album

Last week, we brought you news that Iggy and the Stooges had completed their first new studio album in 40 years. Now the legendary proto-punk band has provided the first taste from “Ready to Die,” due April 30.

Posted Tuesday on SoundCloud, “Burn” won’t surprise longtime fans of Iggy and the Stooges, whose last album under that name, “Raw Power,” came out in 1973. (“The Weirdness,” from 2007, didn’t feature guitarist James Williamson and was credited simply to the Stooges.)

The new song is a typically rowdy riff-rock number with rumbling drums, a swaggering bass line and words from singer Iggy Pop about how “the man of the future is a bully and bruiser.” Listen to “Burn” below.


Iggy and the Stooges are set to kick off a 2013 tour in support of “Ready to Die” later this month at the South by Southwest music conference in Austin, Texas. They’ll also play the Ink-N-Iron Festival in Long Beach on June 8.


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