By DONNA BALANCIA
Cage The Elephant and Iggy Pop have teamed on a rerelease of “Broken Boy” in a new version that highlights Iggy’s bass-heavy vocals.
Seems Iggy Pop may never get over being a “Broken Boy,” as going back as far as the 1973 classic “Search and Destroy” off Raw Power he referred to himself as “The World’s Forgotten Boy.”
But the 72-year-old Pop is no longer a boy, nor is he forgotten. The Recording Academy actually did something right by him, recently bestowing a Lifetime Achievement Award on the revered progenitor of punk.
He’s also good at teaming with hot young bands; Watch him with Sum 41 at our favorite Miami punk club, Churchill’s: Iggy Pop with Sum 41.
Cage The Elephant has emerged as one of the best rock bands out there. The guys have been winning accolades and droves of fans over the years and won a Best Rock Album statuette at the GRAMMYs last Sunday.
Read about ousted Recording Academy CEO Deborah Dugan here.
In the new version of “Broken Boy,” originally released on Cage The Elephant’s fifth studio album Social Cues, Iggy contributes a verse and backing vocals. Listen here:
“Cage is a super high energy outfit, living the rock dream, so for a couple of fun minutes I was one of the boys,” Iggy said. “Sounds pretty wicked to me.”
“He’s such a pioneer in so many fields: lyrically, culturally, poetically, visually, musically, and stylistically,” Matt Shultz said of Iggy. “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.”
Get Cage The Elephant and other selections here:
The band was recently on Austin City Limits.
Cage The Elephant on Tour 2020
FEB 16 – LEEDS, ENGLAND – O2 ACADEMY LEEDS
FEB 17- GLASGOW, SCOTLAND- O2 ACADEMY GLASGOW
FEB 19 – MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – O2 VICTORIA WAREHOUSE
FEB 20 – BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – O2 ACADEMY BIRMINGHAM
FEB 22 – LONDON, ENGLAND – ALEXANDRA PALACE
FEB 24 – PARIS, FRANCE – L’OLYMPIA SOLD OUT
FEB 26 – COLOGNE, GERMANY – LIVE MUSIC HALL SOLD OUT
FEB 27 – BERLIN, GERMANY – ASTRA KULTURHAUS SOLD OUT
FEB 28 – HAMBURG, GERMANY – DOCKS SOLD OUT
MAR 01 – UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS – TIVOLIVRENDENBURG SOLD OUT
MAR 02 – TILBURG, NETHERLANDS – O13
MAR 04 – MILAN, ITALY – FABRIQUE
MAR 27 – SANTIAGO, CHILE – LOLLAPALOOZA CHILE [MARCH 27-29]
MAR 29 – BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – LOLLAPALOOZA ARGENTINA [MARCH 27-29]
APR 03 – SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – LOLLAPALOOZA BRASIL [APRIL 3-5]
APR 05 – BOGOTA, COLOMBIA – FESTIVAL ESTEREO PICNIC [APRIL 3-5]