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Iggy Pop Says ‘Post Pop Depression’ Could Be His Last Album

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 28: (EDITOR'S NOTE: Image has been digitally converted to black & white.) Singer Iggy Pop performs at the premiere of STARZ's "Ash vs Evil Dead" at Hollywood & Highland on October 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Iggy Pop’s new collaborative album with Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, Post Pop Depression, comes out on March 18, but the 68-year-old rock pioneer is already thinking about his next move — calling it quits.

“I feel like I’m closing up after this,” NME reports Pop told a Beats 1 interviewer this week. “That’s what I feel. It’s my gut instinct.”

The full interview is a 30-minute long affair in which Pop expands on his comments a bit. When asked about the possibility that his statements mean a complete departure from music, the singer quickly clarifies. “”No. If you call me and you want to work out a deal to come and sing ‘Happy Birthday’ at your mother’s, something like that, I’ll refer you to someone,” he says. “But to really make a real album you really have to put everything into it and the energy’s more limited now.”

Watch Iggy Pop’s entire new Beats 1 interview here, and see him and Homme on tour this spring if you’re worried this means he’s packing it in after 2016 wraps up.