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Andrew Watt talks “painless” process working with Iggy Pop: “He’s so cool”

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Yes, your suspicious are correct: Iggy Pop is, indeed, very cool.

Don’t take our word for it, just ask Andrew Watt, who produced the Godfather of Punk’s new album, Every Loser.

“He’s so cool and laid back,” Watt tells ABC Audio of Iggy.

In working with the “Lust for Life” rocker, Watt would send music ideas to Pop, who would then return with feedback.

“It was just, like, ‘OK, I’m just gonna make music and I’ll send you stuff, and the stuff you like that inspires songs, great!'” Watt explains. “‘And if you don’t like it, tell me if you don’t like it and point me in a direction. But I’m just gonna kinda go.'”

All in all, producing Every Loser was a “quite painless” process.

“If [Pop] felt he needed something to go longer or shorter, he’d tell us,” Watt says. “He wrote the toplines 100 percent himself.”

Every Loser is out now. It includes contributions from Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guns N’ RosesDuff McKagan, Blink-182‘s Travis Barker, Dave Navarro and Eric Avery of Jane’s Addiction, Pearl Jam‘s Stone Gossard, ex-RHCP guitarist Josh Klinghoffer and late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.

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