Iggy Pop and renowned Japanese guitarist Tomoyasu Hotei have teamed up for a new single “How The Cookie Crumbles.”
A high-energy, foot-stomping rock song showcasing Hotei’s flair with six strings, it will be released via Spinefarm Records on June 15th, just prior to Iggy’s two Wembley Stadium shows as Special Guest to the Foo Fighters.
Hotei says of the track: “In creating this song, I knew that it needed a vocalist with a strong personality to fully bring it to life, and without a doubt, Iggy was just the man for this. He has such an intensity and an aura about him, and his creative power immediately made this the true rock ‘n’ roll piece I intended.”
Of course Iggy Pop is familiar to millions, and whilst Hotei may not be as immediately recognisable, his song “Battle Without Honor Or Humanity” is known the world over as the theme from Quentin Tarantino’s film Kill Bill. He was also awarded GQ Japan’s Man Of The Year accolade in 2014 and has sold over 40 million albums.
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Hotei’s new album, the first international release of his career, is set to be released in the autumn, also through Spinefarm; the material will feature a variety of collaborators, with writing and production credits including Youth (Pink Floyd, Verve), Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno) and Stephen Lipson (Jeff Beck).