Iggy Pop revealed he was offered the frontman gig in AC/DC following the 1980 death of the band's lead singer, Bon Scott. Pop told The New York Times, "They had a manager many years ago, when I hadn't reformed the Stooges, I hadn't moved to England. And this guy said, 'Are you interested in joining AC/DC?' They were looking for a singer."
Pop revealed that he felt that although he was into the band, he couldn't see him and the band gelling creatively: "I listened to their record. I thought, I can't fit that bill. I wasn't, like, 'Ugh, I don't like them.' It was quite well made. They do careful work, but I'm not what they needed."
Iggy Pop recalled meeting Bon Scott once in 1977 at L.A.'s Whisky A Go Go: "I had some wonderful encounter with Bon somewhere, and we were both drunk and stoned. I see pictures sometimes. I go, I don't remember, but that's me with Bon. I loved what he did."