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Iggy Pop Claims He Was Offered To Join AC/DC (And Explains Why He Turned Down)

Iggy Pop Claims He Was Offered To Join AC/DC (And Explains Why He Turned Down)

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Iggy Pop revealed he was offered to join AC DC as a singer, but he had refused because he felt he could not provide “what they needed”.

The singer made this revelation during an interview for the New York Timesand explained that he was asked to become the frontman of AC/DC before he left for England to reform The Stooges.

He stated : “[AC/DC] had a manager many years ago, when I hadn’t reformed the Stooges, and hadn’t yet moved to England. And this guy said to me, ‘Are you interested in joining AC/DC?’ They were looking for a singer.”

Despite this interest, Pop ultimately declined the offer: “I listened to their recordings. I thought, ‘I don’t fit into this project.’ I wasn’t like, ‘Yuck, I don’t like what they’re doing. It was pretty well done. They were doing a good job, but I wasn’t what they needed.

Although Pop doesn’t say exactly when he was contacted by AC/DC’s manager, it’s possible the offer came before Bon Scott became the band’s lead singer in the mid-’70s, replacing Dave Evans.

Among other AC/DC related news, not too long ago, vocalist Brian Johnson has been particularly timid about the band’s futureexplaining to SiriusXM’s Eddie Trunk that he was “told not to” answer questions on the subject.


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