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Iggy Pop recruits all his punk icon buddies for a new docuseries about the genre's history

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Adding yet another project to his already packed schedule of performing, teaming up for Christmas tunes with William Shatner, and never, ever wearing a shirt, punk rock legend Iggy Pop has announced that he’s putting together a new TV docuseries about the genre he’s spent so much of his life bare-chestedly exploring. Per NME, Pop is currently working on a four-part series called Punk, which will feature interviews with a number of his old friends, chatting about the heights of their careers and reminding us all, tacitly, that we, too, must some day age from young rebels fighting to tear down the system, into much older rebels, doing talking head interviews about the nostalgic tearings-down of our youths.

Said luminaries including John Lydon of The Sex Pistols, Jello Biafra, Debbie Harry, Marky Ramone, Wayne Kramer of MC5, and more, all waxing nostalgic about the glory days of not giving a fuck. They’ll be joined by a number of famous folks inspired by the nihilistic excesses of the genre as well, including Dave Grohl, Flea, and Duff McKagan, plus industry figures like filmmaker Penelope Spheeris, who documented the L.A. punk scene of the ’70s and ’80s with films like The Decline Of Western Civilization before finding more mainstream success with Wayne’s World.


Punk will air in the U.S. on Epix in March of 2019.

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