Iggy Pop’s life has been one among extraordinary highs and terrifying lows. Notorious for his wild methods, he’s additionally a towering determine of the rock scene – massively influential, charismatic and provocative. Each ‘mad, unhealthy, harmful to know’ rock star owes a debt to him, and the tales of his surprising behaviour are legendary. However Iggy Pop can also be, to a big extent, a assemble, the alter ego of the quietly spoken and intriguing Jim Osterberg: the child voted ‘Most Prone to Succeed’ by his classmates. So what turned this charming, well-mannered, straight-A scholar right into a poster youngster for rock ‘n’ roll debauchery? Iggy Pop: Open up and Bleed reveals the reality behind the myths. Former MOJO editor Paul Trynka tracked down the star’s buddies, household, lovers and fellow musicians, conducting over 200 and fifty interviews, unearthing numerous new tales about Iggy’s rollercoaster life, his music and his typically misunderstood friendship with David Bowie. From this impeccable analysis he creates an interesting portrait of a person at conflict with the world and with himself. The ebook additionally options dozens of never-before seen images.