Iggy Pop says he was once asked to join AC/DC: “I listened to their record. I thought, I can’t fit that bill”

Iggy Pop (left) and Angus Young
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Iggy Pop has revealed he was once asked to join AC/DC as the band’s lead singer, but turned down the opportunity as he felt he couldn’t bring to the table “what they needed."

The vocalist made the revelation while in conversation with The New York Times, and explained he was initially asked to become AC/DC’s frontman before he moved to England to reform The Stooges the first time in the early '70s. 

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.