Iggy Pop explains reasons behind rejecting offer to join AC/DC

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Iggy Pop is considered a pioneer of punk rock. Also, the frontman of the band The Stooges has a distinct voice. And his electric energetic stage performances make him who he is today. The Stooges was formed in 1967 and was active until 2016. Despite their controversial and self-harm elements, the band is now considered a pioneer who helped in developing punk rock and alternative rock.

In a recent interview with The New York Times, the 75 years old Pop, revealed AC/DC’s management approached him about joining the band. But, he didn’t want to join the band and turned down the offer after hearing and feeling he wasn’t the one for them.

Now, this is a whole new story and before this, no one knew about this thing. Iggy said the reason behind the refusal was that he didn’t see himself as fit for the position. Iggy revealed, “They had a manager many years ago when I hadn’t reformed the Stooges; I hadn’t moved to England. And this guy said, ‘Are you interested in joining AC/DC?’ They were looking for a singer.”

Pop said he listened to their song and felt he couldn’t be in that position. He added, “I listened to their record. I thought I can’t fit that bill. I wasn’t, like, ‘Ugh, I don’t like them.’ It was quite well made. They do careful work, but I’m not what they need.”

Iggy didn’t reveal when this all happened. We can only give a guess for now. He could have been presented with the offer after AC/DC’s first singer Dave Evans departed in 1974 or after the death of their second singer, Bon Scott in 1980. Whatever it is, this gave rise to Brian Johnson, who led AC/DC to their full potential and Iggy continued with his solo career.

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