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'They were looking for a singer': Iggy Pop says he was once asked to join AC/DC

The punk legend also recalls being 'drunk and stoned' with Bon Scott

Apparently Axl Rose isn’t the only rock wild man who has been approached to front AC/DC. In a new interview with The New York Times, Iggy Pop revealed that the Aussie legends once inquired about his services as well.

“They had a manager many years ago, when I hadn’t re-formed The Stooges, I hadn’t moved to England,” Pop recalled. “And this guy said, ‘Are you interested in joining AC/DC?’ They were looking for a singer.”

After checking out the music, however, Pop demurred. “I listened to their record,” he said. “I thought, ‘I can't fit that bill.’ I wasn't, like, 'Ugh, I don't like them.' It was quite well made. They do careful work, but I'm not what they needed."

While it’s unclear when, exactly, Pop was approached by the manager, it was likely in the band’s earliest days, before Bon Scott was brought on board in the mid ‘70s.

In the same interview, Pop also recalled meeting Scott, saying, “I had some very wonderful encounter with Bon somewhere, and we were both drunk and stoned. I see pictures sometimes. I go, I don’t remember, but that’s me with Bon! I loved what he did.”

A photo of Iggy and Bon hanging backstage at the Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles in 1977 actually exists, which you can check out below.