Iggy Pop (born James Newell Osterberg, Jr.; April 21, 1947) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. Though widely known as an innovator and "godfather" of punk rock, Pop's music has encompassed a number of styles over the years, including pop, hard rock, jazz and blues. Pop became known as 'Iggy' in high school, during which time he served as drummer for local blues band The Iguanas.
Jessica Rose "Jessie" James (born April 12, 1988) is an American pop/country singer and songwriter.
Jessica Rose James, was born on a U.S. military base in Vicenza, Italy. Jessica and her family then moved and resided in Newnan, Georgia. Jessica spent 6 years in Newnan, and moved to Warner Robins, Georgia. While in high school, Jessie would take road trips during the weekends from Atlanta to Nashville, Tennessee to practice songwriting.
Poison Idea was formed in 1980 in Portland, OR by vocalist Jerry A. (aka Jerry Lang). The initial lineup consisted of Jerry A., Tom “Pig Champion” Roberts (guitar), Glen Estes (bass), and Dean Johnson (drums). Inspired by Black Flag and other early Southern California hardcore acts, they were further influenced by Discharge and Los Angeles's the Germs. Germs singer Darby Crash was a strong influence on singer Jerry A.—vocally, lyrically, and philosophically—was monumental, and Poison Idea followed the Germs’ extremist punk ethic.