Iggy Pop Drops Taylor Hawkins Hotel Bombshell

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Who thought Iggy Pop was still bopping about. I certainly didn’t, but somehow the man who doesn’t eat much is still very much alive and kicking. Not sure how. It appears that during his less-than-wild-years Iggy is taking a few moments to thank those who helped his career – and new album. 

According to Yahoo Entertainment, Iggy Pop is celebrating the best of the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.

The punk icon, 75, is releasing his latest album, “Every Loser” on January 6, 2023, and two tracks in particular — “Comments” and “The Regency” — are set to feature the late drummer’s talents. He is 75 years old!

“Taylor came in with incredible style,” Pop recently told NME. “I’m very fortunate to have that color on the record.”

Hawkins, 50, of the Foo Fighters, died in March while on tour in Bogota, Colombia. The band was set to headline the Festival Estéreo Picnic before organizers announced a medical emergency had taken place, and the band would no longer be appearing. It was sad news. 

Pop said: “I was really sad and shocked to hear about him,” said Pop. “I happened to know that hotel where he was. I’ve stayed in that town. The whole thing was something else. He did have a wonderful career doing what he wanted to do, and by all accounts, a good life.”

Every Loser is the 19th solo album from Pop (whose real name is James Osterberg Jr.) and will feature a line-up that could pass for a list of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members: Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers and former guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan, Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard and Blink 182’s Travis Barker, among others — in addition to Hawkins.

There you have it.