Iggy Pop was punk before punk even existed. Channeling rock & roll and Chicago blues influences with his band The Stooges in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Michigan native created some of the most potent rock music the world had ever heard, influencing virtually every generation of punk, garage rock and grunge artists that was to come. Pop’s high-wire collaborations with David Bowie in the latter half of the ’70s are the stuff of legend and spawned some of both artists’ most enduring hits. In 2016, he affirmed his position in the pantheon of rock music with his celebrated Post Pop Depression LP. Red Bull Music Academy was honored in September 2016 to welcome Pop at Montréal’s Monument-National: Ludger-Duvernay Theatre, Canada’s oldest theater, for a lengthy conversation about his colossal career with noted Canadian music journalist Carl Wilson.