Finally, The Stooges are in the Rock Hall of Fame

Written by on December 16, 2009

It took eight nominations, but the band that epitomized the sound of Detroit Punk is going to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Stooges (also known as Iggy and the Stooges) were major influences on other legendary punk and alt-rock acts of the 80s including Nikki and the Corvettes, Henry Rollins, Jello Biafra and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Band leader Iggy Pop is often referred to as the “Godfather of Punk,” and contributed several interesting songs to the 1980s and wrote one of the all-time great alt-rock duets, “Candy,” which was sung with Kate Pierson in 1990.

The Stooges will be inducted in a ceremony on March 15, 2010 at the Waldorf-Astoria in Manhattan.

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