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In a career that began in the late Sixties, Iggy Pop always set out to shock. But his attention-grabbing tactics - including self-mutilation - always disguised a musician and artist more complex than the image suggested. If Pop usually looked ready to press the self-destruct button at any minute, he also lived a life of extreme hedonism and indulgence. And when he finally received accolades from the cultural establishment, he still managed to stay looking dangerous. From the bedrooms of the most beautiful women in the world to sleeping rough, Iggy Pop's roller-coaster story is one of wild creativity, appalling degradation... and eventual salvation.