Music business 'humiliating' he says after bad reaction to French record
David Renshaw
15:29 10th May 2012

Iggy Pop has revealed that his record label rejected the opportunity to release his new album Apres, a collection of covers sung partly in French.

Speaking at a Paris press conference ahead of the release of 'Apres', the punk icon said that he was not surprised that Virgin EMI were not interested in the album - calling the music industry 'humiliating' and a 'torment'.

"They would have preferred that I do a rock album with popular punks, sort of like 'Hi Dad!' I was not going to do that!" said Iggy. Asking; "What has a record company ever done for me but humiliate and torment and drag me down?"

Speaking about the Virgin EMI rejection, Iggy added: "They didn't want it. They didn't think they would make any money, they didn't think my fans would like it - very sensible attitudes for a sensible sort of person - but that's a different sort of person than I am."

Apres, which will be available online only, features unique covers of songs by The Beatles, Edith Piaf and Frank Sinatra.

Meanwhile, Iggy Pop recently revealed that he is working on new music with pop star Ke$ha.