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Iggy Pop and Danger Mouse have collaborated on a song for Gold, a Matthew McConaughey film to be released by TWC-Dimension in late January.
The new Iggy Pop-Danger Mouse song is not featured in the two-minute theatrical trailer to the film, instead the Styx song, “Renegade” is used.
Pop continues to creatively collaborate with a range of artists, most of them younger than the “Grandfather of Punk.” It’s a good strategy, as more and more artists push to stay relevant in an industry that is ever more challenging financially for musicians.
Pop is coming off a successful worldwide tour with Josh Homme in support of Post Pop Depression.
Gold features a bald-headed McConnaughey as a semi-sleazy financial trader who chases a scheme to get gold in the mountains of Indonesia. It’s slated for a late January release — buried between the holiday seasons. The trailer indicates a Christmas release.
The film’s director Stephen Gaghan and composer Daniel Pemberton also worked with Pop and Danger Mouse on the song.
McConaughey starred in the 2016 releases Free State of Jones, and as a voice character in the successful 3D animated film, Kubo and The Two Strings.