Watch Iggy Pop Cover David Bowie’s “The Jean Genie”


Last night in New York City as part of the Tibet House’s annual benefit concert, Iggy Pop joined forces with members of Patti Smith’s band for a memorable rendition of David Bowie’s “The Jean Genie.” It’s been well-documented for decades the impact Bowie had on Pop in terms of music and friendship. You can watch the performance below.

Currently, Pop is gearing up for a tour with Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme and Arctic Monkeys member Matt Helders in support of his latest solo album, Post Pop Depression. As it turns out, this may in fact be Pop’s final album.

“I feel like I’m closing up after this. That’s what I feel. It’s my gut instinct,” offered Pop in an interview with Beats1. When asked if he meant he’ll never make music again, Pop elaborated: “No. If you call me and you want to work out a deal to come and sing ‘Happy Birthday’ at your mother’s, something like that I’ll refer you to someone. But to really make a real album you really have to put everything into it and the energy’s more limited now.”

Iggy Pop (Post Pop Depression) Tour Dates:

03/28 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
03/29 – Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium
03/31 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
04/02 – Denver, CO @ Ellie Caulkins Opera House
04/04 – Minneapolis, MN @ Northrop Auditorium
04/06 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
04/07 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
04/09 – Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
04/11 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
04/12 – New York, NY @ United Palace Theatre
04/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Academy of Music
04/19 – Miami Beach, FL @ The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater
04/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre
05/04 – Stockholm, SE @ Cirkus
05/05 – Copenhagen, DK @ Falconer
05/07 – Berlin, DE @ Tempodrom
05/08 – Hamburg, DE @ Mehr! Theater
05/10 – Amsterdam, NL @ Heineken Music Hall
05/13 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall
05/15 – Paris, FR @ Le Grand Rex