Iggy Pop Tribute Launches Tuesday

September 15 [12:00 EDT] -- The much anticipated Iggy Pop tribute album, "We Will Fall," for the benefit of LIFEBeat is being released Tuesday with much fanfare including an in-store party at Tower Records in New York and a public launch that night at the popular Coney Island High nightclub.

The former features 10 acts including Joan Jett, Joey Ramone, Nada Surf, D Generation and Monster Magnet among them. Coney Island High will feature Nada Surf with Joey Ramone sitting in, plus sets by Bush Tetras and Nine Lives.

The album's first single is a rendition of "Real Wild Child" by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Ramone has the lead-off track on the record with Pop's "1969."

Others cuts include:

  • "Search & Destroy" - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • "We Will Fall" - Lenny Kaye
  • "Sell Your Love" - Extra Fancy
  • "The Passenger" - the Lunachicks
  • "I'm Sick of You" - Nada Surf
  • "I Got Nothing" - D Generation
  • "Cold Metal" - Sugar Ray
  • "Shake

    Appeal" - 7 Year Bitch

  • "Sister Midnight" - Bush Tetras
  • "Gimme Danger" - Monster Magnet
  • "I Got a Right" - The Misfits
  • "Funtime" - Blanks 77
  • "Down On The Street/Little Doll" - Jayne County
  • "TV Eye" - Holy Bulls
  • "Ordinary Bummer" - Adolph's Dog
  • "Lust For Life" - NY Loose
  • "Loose" - Pansy Division

The single will be released the same day as the album, on Sept. 16. The video for the song--directed by John Warden, who has filmed Powerman 5000 and Tiny Tim--was shot in a New York loft. Joey Ramone has a cameo.

Pop is donating his songwriting royalties from the album to LIFEBeat, the music industry organization set up to help fight AIDS.

Meanwhile Iggy and the Stooges are among the nominees up for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. Also nominated are Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, Santana, Billy Joel, Earth, Wind and Fire, Dusty Springfield, the Mamas and Papas, Solomon Burke, Lloyd Price, Gene Vincent,

Joe Tex, the Moonglows, Del Shannon, and Gene Pitney. Three to seven of those artists will be chosen.