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Iggy Pop Shuns 'Record Companies'


Iggy Pop is speaking out about not only his newly released album Apres, but also shunning record labels.

While launching his new album in Paris, Pop spoke about labels, saying: "What has a record company ever done for me but humiliate and torment and drag me down?"

The Telegraph reports that he added that a major label "would have preferred that I do a rock album with popular punks, sort of like 'Hi Dad!' I was not going to do that!"

He added that he offered the album to his label Virgin EMI and "They didn't want it. They didn't think they would make any money, they didn't think my fans would like it - very sensible attitudes for a sensible sort of person - but that's a different sort of person than I am."

The album is Pop's second French influenced album, following 2009's Preliminaires.

by RTTNews Staff Writer

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