in a letter written to a magazine editor, according to reports.
The letter reportedly was penned by Pop in 1995 and sent
to Joshua Berger after an interview they did for Plazm
Despite being previously available online, the letter has now
recirculated widely after being published by Consequence Of
In the letter, Pop appears to bemoan the state of modern
America, writing: "America today is a nation of midgets led
by dwarves. The midgets are small and normal. The
dwarves are small and warped. The sickness comes from
the top down."
He continues: "The 'music' is mostly 60’s and 70’s rehash,
esp. Led Zeppelin, who I never could stand in the first
place. Also ‘folk-rock’ is back as ‘alternative’. Gimme a
break. The ‘bands’ dress this mess up in various ‘hip’
clothes and ‘political’ postures to encode a ‘lock’ on social
belonging which you can open by purchasing a
combination of products, especially their own, none of them
have fuck-all to say".
You can read the letter in full here.
NME has approached a press representative for Iggy Pop to
verify the validity of the letter.
Iggy Pop's new album 'Post Pop Depression' was released
on Friday (March 18) and was recorded in secret last year.
Pop's band for the album was made up of Queens Of The
Stone Age 's Josh Homme, Arctic Monkeys ' drummer Matt
Helders and Homme's colleague Dean Fertita.
The album features 'Gardenia' and 'Break Into Your Heart' .
The group also made their live debut on Colbert in January.
Iggy Pop will headline London's Royal Albert Hall with
Homme and Matt Helders in May.
The band will be playing select live dates around the globe,
with Homme on record as saying they will only perform in
“small, beautiful theaters where their presence might still
The first UK venue to host the band will be the Royal Albert
Hall in London with the band set to play on May 13.
Iggy Pop will play the following UK live date:
London, Royal Albert Hall (May 13)
(Source : NME )