04/30/2013 08:53 am ET Updated May 12, 2013

Iggy Pop & The Stooges On Colbert Report: The Shirtless Rocker Promotes His New Album 'Ready To Die' (VIDEO)

Iggy Pop and the Stooges stopped by the Colbert Report this week to promote the release of their latest album, "Ready to Die." Introduced by the show's satirical host as the "godfather of punk," a surprisingly clothed Iggy answered a few harmless questions before he and his band performed a single from their new record.

"Why did you first start taking off your shirt for performances?" Colbert asked, addressing Iggy's tradition of taking the stage at least partially nude.

"The pharaoh never wore a shirt," Iggy replied.

"At this point, could you wear a shirt or would your body reject it like a bad organ?"

"It rejects it. I try. I think about it. And then it just rejects it."

Colbert was relatively harmless, foregoing his usual rapid-fire round of questioning while Iggy recalled his first run-in with the law (he drove a car into a Christmas tree orchard). Watch the video below to see a shirtless Iggy and the Stooges in action and let us know what you think of the singer's torso the new song in the comments.

The Many Faces (And Naked Torsos) Of Iggy Pop

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