Iggy Pop Says He Almost Joined AC/DC

In a recent chat with The New York Times about his brand-new album, Every Loser, the legendary singer Iggy Pop revealed that he had been asked to join AC/DC.

Iggy shares: “They had a manager many years ago, when I hadn’t reformed THE STOOGES, I hadn’t moved to England. And this guy said, ‘Are you interested in joining AC/DC?’ They were looking for a singer.”

And while he said he liked their music, he added that he did not think he was the right man for the job: “I listened to their record. I thought, I can’t fit that bill. I wasn’t, like, ‘Ugh, I don’t like them.’ It was quite well made. They do careful work, but I’m not what they needed.”

It remains unknown when exactly Iggy was asked to become a part of AC/DC and if the invitation came after Bon Scott’s untimely death in February 1980.

After merely days of working with Malcolm and Angus Young on their record-breaking album Back in Black, a night of excessive drinking at an English club resulted in the devastating loss of Scott due to acute alcohol poisoning.