Stooges Play First Gig with New Lineup
Original guitarist James Williamson returns after a 30-year absence to replace the late Ron Asheton.
The Stooges’ Raw Power has returned.
On Saturday, original Stooges guitarist James Williamson performed with Iggy Pop and Co. for the first time in over 35 years, effectively reuniting the lineup that recorded the band’s 1973 benchmark Raw Power for a high energy 18-song set at Sao Paolo, Brazil’s Planeta Terra Festival. Watch video of “Search and Destroy” below.
Williamson, who left the band in 1974 to peruse a career in personal computers, returned after the death of late axeman Ron Asheton.
Below, watch the 61-year-old Iggy wiggle and jump around stage — and hear Williamson really rip on around the 1:53 mark. To watch more videos of the performance, visit Wiliamson’s MySpace page.
WATCH: The Stooges “Search and Destroy”