Iggy Pop Taps Duff McKagan And Chad Smith For New LP

Iggy Pop has dropped a new single, titled “Frenzy” featuring Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, according to Ultimate Classic Rock. The new track from Pop’s still-unnamed next album, was produced by Andrew Watt — who’s recently been behind the boards for Ozzy Osbourne, Eddie Vedder, and Elton John. Watt, whose label Gold Tooth will release Pop’s new album, also contributes guitar to “Frenzy.”

Iggy Pop said of the hard-driving new track: “Being stalked by a socio is a great way to fire up the blood. I’m the guy with no shirt who rocks; Andrew and Gold Tooth get that, and we made a record together the old-fashioned way. The players are guys I’ve known since they were kids and the music will beat the s*** out of you. Have a great day.”

Not too long ago, Iggy Pop told us that he still thinks of himself as an artist — and is always trying to break new ground while staying true to who and what he is: “It makes you think about what you’re doing the whole thing for. . . I did start out to be a musician. I heard a guy in Poison the other day say ‘I never wanted to be a musician. I wanted to be a rock star. That’s what I became,’ which is fine, but not me. I started out to be a musician. I’ll stick with that, thank you very much.”