So you wanna be a rocker, James Durbin? Take a lesson from Iggy Pop — who at age 63 (Note: That’s like 398 in heroin years) pranced shirtless across the “Idol” stage singing his 1986 hit “Real Wild Child.”
At some point, even legends become caricatures of themselves. Think “Fat Elvis” or, you know, Britney Spears. But that doesn’t mean we don’t still heart them. And Iggy gets our props for — in true rock and roll spirit — not giving a flying **** whether he delivered a top-notch performance on a competition show he would’ve bombed out of back in 1969 anyway. The man is a rock legend and that’s why he was there Thursday (April 7) night.
Those of you out there who are not necessarily fans of Iggy’s seminal band, The Stooges, may have been left shaken and a little confused. It’s okay. Just forget it ever happened and keep humming Constantine Maroulis’s rendition of “Unchained Melody.”
But for anyone interested in hearing Iggy at the top of his form, well, check out this nugget: