If a cat has nine lives, the Iguana has three. At least. The first is wild, ferocious, punk before the punks. The period of the Stooges, of an awesome I-don’t-care attitude, reflected in a trio of harsh, nasty records. After a few years in shadow, it’s the Berlin renaissance signed by David Bowie. Together, Iggy and his savior produced a duo of major works in 1977: The Idiot and Lust for Life. In Bowie’s words: “When that adlib flow starts, there's nobody like him. It's verbal jazz, man!” After that, his most striking return will be characterized by three bittersweet words: Post Pop Depression. This album, released in 2016 in collaboration with Queens of the Stone Age founder Josh Homme, is prodigious. It’s what every artist dreams of producing at this stage of his career. The work of an animal become a sage, of a belter become a crooner. Finding inspiration in his Berlin years, Iggy Pop melds deep rock and insidious pop, melancholy and power. You haven’t heard the last from the Iguana, who is coming back to Montreux.