Iggy Pop, Stooges' gear stolen

August 5, 2008 9:47:27 AM PDT
A rental truck containing Iggy Pop and the Stooges' equipment has been stolen after a concert in Montreal.

Stooges road manager Eric Fischer says the 15-foot truck stolen Monday contained all the group's instruments and stage gear. He tells the Detroit Free Press the lost items are worth tens of thousands of dollars.

The Stooges are in the middle of a tour with stops in Belgium, Britain, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Serbia, Spain and the United States.

Fischer says the Stoogers will still make their scheduled Wednesday gig in Toronto using rented and donated equipment.

The 61-year-old Pop is considered widely influential in the development of punk and heavy metal rock.