Iggy Pop's money worries

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 March 2016
Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop admits he "constantly worries" about blowing all his money and not having enough to keep him going financially in his old age

Iggy Pop "worries constantly" about being poor.

The 68-year-old musician admits he fears blowing all his money and not having enough to get him through his old age.

He said: "What I think about is feeling I'm going to blow it. I have this picture of myself in some little old people's home with a bunch of other old geezers, and a flannel robe with holes in it, waiting for somebody.

"Even 15 years ago, my accountant was saying, 'You will never be poor, don't worry.' But I do worry. I worry constantly. It drives me nuts."

However, Iggy's collaborator Josh Homme believes the 'Passenger' hitmaker's fear is only good news for music as a whole.

Iggy said: "[Michel] Houellebecq has a great line where he says: "Money is an excellent motivator for a great piece of art."

In a joint interview, Josh added to The Guardian's Guide magazine: "As long as it encourages risk. Safety equals death. If you reach a certain status, or age, or a monetary thing, people play it safe, they lose the plot, they quit on themselves, they copy themselves. They're afraid. They say, 'I only play the blues!' I'm like, 'What, why?'"

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