Iggy Pop on why Måneskin are a ‘really strong band’

Iggy Pop praised Måneskin after his recent collaboration with the Italian rock provocateurs on the track “I Wanna Be Your Slave.”

The original version of the song is from the Italian group’s second “Teatro d’ira: Vol.” appeared in the album. I’, and previously reached the Top 10 of the Official UK Singles Chart before being reworked with Pop vocals.

This week NME Big Read cover interview, the icon applauded the group after working with them.

He said: “It’s a very strong group. [Damiano David] great singer and bass player, [Victoria de Angelis] really handles the position well and doesn’t overplay it, but on stage and in their videos it really sticks with the message, woo, he’s a firefighter. Guitarist [Thomas Raggi] smooth and powerful, somewhere north of Joe Perry. drummer, [Ethan Torchio] really smart, he plays rock, but I feel like he understands that there’s a wider group of people who listen to dance music, techno and synth music, so he plays a very basic four, four beat as well.

Iggy Pop on the cover of NME

He continued: “I read an interview with them who started walking in the streets in Rome and had to fight with other groups for better positions. You can tell that they have this background, they have done something together, they have poverty and have had a little taste of the unknown and I think that gives them a pretty good edge.

Speaking about recording the collaboration with the group, Pop added: “I had a really good time with the vocals and they were very, very kind, they listened to every take and you know, I got some applause. I’m good I did something, it was just impossible. Finally I asked [David], Me: ‘Did you sing it all at once?’ “Yeah, man, I sang it all once.” I thought, “That’s great.” I just couldn’t breathe, you know? He really is that guy.”

Speaking about the collaboration at their Big Read earlier this year, frontman David said he couldn’t believe the icon was singing their song.

“When he recorded it, I said, ‘Holy shit—he’s singing my songs with my tone, my structure, and he’s singing this Iggy Pop in his style,'” he said. “He believed in me and it was the best moment.”

Raggi added: “It was just crazy because he was legendary. He was so humble and kind. He was really that silly.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Pop vowed to never dive again at the age of 75 because it was “too cruel”.

He also paid tribute to Taylor Hawkins, praising the “incredible style” and “colour” the late Foo Fighters drummer brought to his upcoming album.

And he recalled working with producer, musician and songwriter Andrew Watt on an unreleased Morrissey song.

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