Iggy Pop Praises Måneskin, Calls Them ‘A Really Strong Band’

Iggy Pop, referred to as the ‘Godfather of Punk’, recently worked with Italian rock band, Måneskin. The experience seemed to be positive, as Iggy Pop had nothing but praise for his younger counterparts. 

Iggy said, “That’s a really strong band. [Damiano David] is an amazing singer and the bass player, [Victoria de Angelis] really handles that position well and doesn’t overplay, but on stage and in their videos, she really stays with the message, woo, she’s a firecracker. The Guitarist [Thomas Raggi] is smooth and powerful, somewhere north of Joe Perry. The drummer, [Ethan Torchio] is really clever, he plays rock but I get the feeling he understands there’s a wider group of people who’ve heard dance music, techno and synthetic music so he also plays some very simple four, four beats.” 

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He added that, “they started out busking on the street in Rome and had to fight other groups for good positions. You can tell they have that background, that they’ve done something together where they got a little taste of poverty and obscurity, and I think that gives them a really nice edge.’’

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Iggy collaborated with Måneskin on their song, ‘I Wanna Be Your Slave’. The song was originally on Måneskin’s second album ‘Teatro d’ira: Vol. I’. It was in the Top 10 of the official UK singles chart,  before being reworked with Iggy’s vocals.

Iggy Pop was the vocalist and lyricist of ‘The Stooges’, formed in 1967. The band has disbanded and reunited many times since. 

Riya Vivek