While Iggy Pop takes 2014 off from The Stooges, the band will record an album with guest vocalists including Mark Lanegan and Jello Biafra. Re-Licked will feature previously unreleased songs written around the time of the 1973 classic, Raw Power.
Guitarist James Williamson told Rolling Stone, “Iggy gave me his blessing and wished me success with the album. But it’s a hard pill to swallow when someone is doing all your songs with your band and you’re not on it.”
Pop said in a statement, “I don’t have a problem with anything. This statement about ‘hard pill’ sounds kind of passive aggressive to me…These guys are my friends and we’ve all worked together many years. They’re working musicians and they need to play.”