Listen: Iggy Pop joins Cage the Elephant for ‘Broken Boy’

How do you make a stellar song even better? You enlist an iconic singer, that’s how.

On Thursday (Jan. 23), Cage the Elephant re-released their song “Broken Boy.” Now, you may be asking what exactly makes this version different from the one on the group’s 2019 release Social Cues? Well, the Kentucky-founded act was able to get rock icon Iggy Pop to contribute vocals to the track.

“Cage is a super high energy outfit, living the rock dream, so for a couple of fun minutes, I was one of the boys. Sounds pretty wicked to me.” Pop said in a press statement about the collaboration.

It sounds pretty wicked to us too.

“He’s such a pioneer in so many fields: lyrically, culturally, poetically, visually, musically, and stylistically,” Cage the Elephant vocalist Matt Shultz said.

“Only a couple times in your life do you have the opportunity to share a moment with a visionary and beautiful human as he is. I’m grateful and blown away to have experienced and witnessed, not just his creativity, but also his kindness, humility, and humanness first hand. Such a testimony to the power of love.”

Check out the new version of “Broken Boy” above.

The original version of “Broken Boy” is featured on Cage the Elephant’s fifth studio effort Social Cues. The record was released in the spring of last year to critical acclaim from both critics and fans.

The 13-track record is nominated for Best Rock Album at this year’s Grammy Awards, going head-to-head against Bring Me the Horizon (amo), The Cranberries (In the End), I Prevail (Trauma), and Rival Sons (Feral Roots).

As for Iggy Pop, the Stooges frontman will be the recipient of the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Iggy Pop to Hit the Road for the ‘Post Pop Depression Tour’

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It hasn’t even been a week since Iggy Pop and Josh Homme announced a collaborative new album. Now, the act has unveiled plans to hit the road this spring. On Wednesday (Jan. 27), Pop, Homme and the rest of the artists involved in the joint record have unveiled a handful of tour dates that will find them visiting several North American and some European cities. Named the “Post Pop Depression Tour,” the trek will kick off on March 28 at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle. After two-and-a-half on the road, the tour will conclude on May 15 at Le Grand Rex in Paris.

The tour has been billed as a “very limited run of one-time-only live performances in specially selected venues.” The setlist for the tour will reportedly include new material from the joint effort’s upcoming debut record as well as a music from Pop’s own discography which spans 50 years. Pre-sale tickets for the shows will go on sale beginning Thursday, Jan. 28. For those who are not able to purchase pre-sale tickets, general ticket sales will begin on Saturday, Jan. 30. The complete list of upcoming dates can be seen below.


03/28/16 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre

03/29/16 – Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium

03/31/16 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic

04/02/16 – Denver, CO – Ellie Caulkins Opera House

04/04/16 – Minneapolis, MN – Northrop Auditorium

04/06/16 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre

04/07/16 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre

04/09/16 – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

04/11/16 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre

04/12/16 – New York, NY – United Palace Theatre

04/15/16 – Philadelphia, PA – Academy of Music

04/19/16 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater

04/28/16 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theatre

05/04/16 – Stockholm, Sweden – Cirkus

05/05/16 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Falconer

05/07/16 – Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom

05/08/16 – Hamburg, Germany – Mehr! Theater

05/10/16 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Heineken Music Hall

05/13/16 – London, UK – Royal Albert Hall

05/15/16 – Paris, France – Le Grand Rex

Last week, Pop and Homme unveiled the collaborative effort. Alongside the two musicians, Homme’s Queens of the Stone Age band mate, Dean Fertita, and the Arctic Monkey’s Matt Helders were also confirmed as group members. The supergroup’s debut record, Post Pop Depression is scheduled to be released on March 18. Listen to their lead single, “Break into Your Heart” here.

New Order Unveil Guests for Upcoming Album


New Order’s new album is set to drop in a couple of months, and now the ’80s band has unveiled some more information about the impending release.

A few weeks ago, they confirmed the name of the album as well as the track listing, cover art, and a short clip which teased a new song which is believed to be one of the 11-tracks to be featured on the upcoming LP.

Today, some more information about the group’s tenth studio album has been released. Turns out, Music Complete will feature a couple of guest vocalists on the album. Iggy Pop, Brandon Flowers, and La Roux will all contribute to the album, according to several music publications.

La Roux’s Elly Jackson will reportedly contribute her vocals to three of the new tracks on the record; “Tutti Frutti,” “People on the High Line”, and “Plastic.” Pop’s contribution will be featured on “Stray Dog” while Flowers’ vocals will be heard on the album’s closer, “Superheated.”

In addition to the guest vocalists, the band have also released another teaser clip for the album featuring yet another snippet of a new song. Check that out below.

Music Complete will be released on Sept. 25 through Mute Records. Pre-orders are currently available on the band’s website.

Riot Fest Chicago 2015 Line-Up Unveiled

After revealing the line-up for the two other “spin-off” festivals the original made way for, how exactly do you follow that up?

By revealing the completely awesome line-up the original festival is going to have.

After giving fans the list of artists slated to make their way to Denver and/or Toronto (while also keeping some names secret), Riot Fest have released the names of those who will be taking a trip to the birthplace of the festival at their new stomping ground, Douglas Park, Chicago during the weekend of Sept. 11-13.

Much like the others, Riot Fest Chicago will feature performances from Tenacious D, Iggy Pop, Motörhead, Alexisonfire, Alkaline Trio, and many more.

What makes this line-up so different (at least for now) are the artists that will be performing their full albums during their sets(kind of like last year).

Snoop Dogg will perform Doggystyle, Ice Cube & Guests will perform Straight Outta Compton, Rancid will perform … And Out Come The Wolves, The Dwarves will perform Blood Guts and Pussy, while hometown boys The Academy is…will reunite after four years to perform Almost Here.

Check out the line-up below.