See: HOTEI ft. IGGY POP – ‘How The Cookie Crumbles’

Japanese guitarist Hotei is probably best known outside of his home country for creating the song ‘‘Battle Without Honor Or Humanity’ which was used by Tarantino as the main theme for Kill Bill, but in a career spanning over 3 decades, he has worked with some of  the all time greats – David Bowie, Andy Mackay (Roxy Music), INXS, Blondie, Joni Mitchell, Darren Price (Underworld), Brian Setzer (Stray Cats), Hugh Cornwell (The Stranglers), Apocalyptica, Ray Cooper, Jesus Jones, Chicago, and many others.

Starting out in the early 80’s as guitarist for Japanese rock band BOØWY, and then as a solo artist from ’88 onwards, Hotei has sold over 40 million albums. His latest venture, an album featuring yet more collaborations is set for release in the Autumn, and as an appetiser he’s released ‘How The Cookie Crumbles’ which features none other than the Godfather of punk, who both wrote and performs the lyrics. Imagining the world as a crumbling cookie, Iggy imagines himself as a  “…Stray dog in a white man city, looking for love and what goes with it…the larger culture of money, power and the threat of violence”.

Asked why he thought Iggy would be right for this collaboration, Hotei explains -“In creating this song, I knew that it needed a vocalist with a strong personality to fully bring it to life, and without a doubt, Iggy was just the man for this. He has such an intensity and an aura about him, and his creative power immediately made this the true rock ‘n’ roll piece I intended.” How The Cookie Crumbles is released  via Spinefarm Records on June 15th, just in time for Iggy’s special guest appearances with the Foo Fighters at Wembley Stadium.

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