Iggy Pop Says Post Pop Depression Could Be His Last Album

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Sixty-eight-year-old Iggy Pop, godfather of punk and a pioneer of art rock, recently revealed that he collaborated on an album with Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme and Dean Fertita and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders. The record, called Post Pop Depression, could be his last, the often-shirtless icon says in a new interview for Apple Music. "I feel like I’m closing up after this," he said. "That’s what I feel. It’s my gut instinct."

He'll still sing "Happy Birthday," though ... maybe. "If you call me and you want to work out a deal to come and sing 'Happy Birthday' at your mother’s, something like that I’ll refer you to someone. But to really make a real album you really have to put everything into it and the energy’s more limited now." He went on, "The kind of artist I am, I’ve got something I can bring but it’s really about other people I can put together. I’m kind of a fan, too, I like to hang out, I like to be in bands, I like to hang around musicians."

Post Pop Depression will drop on March 18.