Of course he's an American idol. He's Iggy Pop, but c'mon.
We can forgive much. Butter ads from the punk glitterati, insurance ads from Mr Pop himself, but is this a step too far?
As self promotion goes an appearance on a show like this can push record sales for someone with a new album out, or even revitalize the career of a pop star of yesteryear whose popularity is slipping, but what would Iggy get out of it?
He's not got an album to sell, and even with his legendary status he is, and always will be, an outsider to the mainstream.
There's nothing wrong with the performance as it's Iggy by numbers.
It's just that while I would personally love everyone to get into Iggy, and through him The Stooges, I don't think this show is really the vehicle for that.
Even the addition of Tyler as a very obvious lure to the rockier demographic is pathetically staged.
I'm all for self expression and even giving the run of the mill drones a bloody nose with a punktastic performance that catches them out from leftfield, but I'm not feeling it here. This doesn't comes across as subversive or even as a tongue in cheek fuck you performance.
It's confused me why the fuck he would want to do it.