Iggy, Stooges Bringing Their Raw Power To New York

Charity show at Roseland Ballroom will feature special guest.

Having regained their lust for life — or at least for each other — the recently reunited Iggy Pop and the Stooges have lined up yet another appearance, this time with a charitable slant.

The godfather of punk and his bandmates have lined up a New York performance to benefit LIFEbeat and its HIV/AIDS youth-oriented educational programs. The August 27 concert at the Roseland Ballroom will feature an unnamed special guest. Tickets can be purchased at the venue’s box office or through Ticketmaster.

The Stooges have played a handful of reunion gigs recently, though their Detroit homecoming was derailed by last week’s massive blackout and has been rescheduled for Monday (“Radiohead, Bob Dylan, Hanson All Sang The Blackout Blues” ).

But live shows aren’t the only group projects the punk vets have up their sleeves. The Stooges have collaborated with Iggy on a number of tracks for Pop’s upcoming album, Skull Ring, due November 4. Green Day and Sum 41 have also recorded tracks for the disc (see “Iggy And The Stooges Record Together; Green Day, Sum 41 Also Lend Hand For Pop’s LP” ).