Iggy Tribute Coming Together

All his friends have gathered...

The line-up for the Iggy and the Stooges tribute we first told you

about in February, slated to feature an impressive array of rockers paying

homage to the godfather of punk, has undergone a bit of shuffling.

The

Royalty Records album, whose working title is We Will Fall: A Tribute to

Iggy Pop is now slated for a September release and is still expected to

feature everyone from Iggy disciples like the Misfits and Joan Jett to

contemporaries Joey Ramone and Jayne/Wayne County.

The project is a

benefit for the Music Industry Fights AIDS charity, LifeBeat, to whom Pop will

be donating his mechanical royalties and the label will donate a "significant

portion" of net proceeds according to a source at Royalty. In addition, all the

artists are being asked to donate their royalties to LifeBeat as well.

The

CD booklet will feature many rare photos of Iggy and the Stooges by legendary

rock photographers Mick Rock, Bob Gruen, Roberta Bayley and Larry

Busacca.

[For the tentative line-up, please use "Continued" icon

below.]