Iggy Pop played New York City’s Carnegie Hall Monday night as part of the 26th Annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert. During his performance, the Godfather of Punk covered two songs by his late friend and fellow legendary rocker, David Bowie.
Pop played “The Jean Genie” with members of the Patti Smith Group, and he sang “Tonight” with soul singer Sharon Jones.
Pop and Bowie frequently worked together in the 1970s, and Bowie produced Pop’s 1977 solo albums The Idiot and Lust for Life. When Bowie died last month, Pop told The New York Times, “The friendship was basically that this guy salvaged me from certain professional and maybe personal annihilation, simple as that.”
Next month, Pop will embark on a tour in support of his latest studio album, Post Pop Depression, with a band that includes Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, The Dead Weather’s Dean Fertita, and Arctic Monkeys’ Matt Helders. Post Pop Depression will be released March 18.