Iggy Pop recently made some claims about almost joining AC/DC.
Iggy Pop talks about AC/DC
Pop claimed that he was once approaching about becoming AC/DC’s leader singer. The legendary rocker made the revelation while speaking to The New York Times about his new album, “Every Loser”.
“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 went on to say that he didn’t think he was the right man for the job.
“I listened to their record. I thought, I can’t fit that bill,” he said. “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 needed.”
It is unclear as to when Iggy was actually asked about joining AC/DC and if the offer came after the death of Bon Scott in February 1980. Pop revealed that he met Scott once in 1977 at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood.
“I had some wonderful encounter with Bon somewhere, and we were both drunk and stoned,” he explained. “I see pictures sometimes. I go, I don’t remember, but that’s me with Bon. I loved what he did.”
It has been noted that Scott was invited to join AC/DC by Malcolm and Angus Young in 1974, and achieved international stardom before his death at the age of 33 from alcohol poisoning. He sang on AC/DC’s first six studio albums, including “High Voltage”, “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap”, “Let There Be Rock” and “Highway To Hell”.