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Iggy Pop truck stolen after show

Iggy Pop
Iggy Pop and The Stooges will play in London later this month

A truck full of instruments and stage gear belonging to singer Iggy Pop and band The Stooges has been stolen after they played at a festival in Montreal.

Their road manager told the Detroit Free Press newspaper the stolen gear was worth tens of thousands of dollars.

The veteran rocker and his band are playing in North America ahead of a European tour later this month.

The star, 61, known for his wild stage antics, will play dates including London's Get Loaded in the Park.

'Priceless' instruments

The band's road manager Eric Fischer told the Detroit Free Press some "priceless" vintage instruments were among those stolen.

They include bassist Mike Watt's Gibson instrument, which he first used in US punk band Minutemen in the early 1980s.

We're all just gutted
Road manager Eric Fischer

"That bass would go in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame some day if we could find it," Mr Fischer told the paper.

"We're all just gutted."

Mr Fischer said the truck had been taken from the road outside the hotel the band were staying at after their performance on Sunday night.

He told the paper that the band's scheduled Wednesday night performance in Toronto would go ahead as planned using rented and donated equipment.


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