Monday, March 17, 2014

R.I.P.: Scott Asheton

The Stooges drummer Scott Asheton has died, aged 64 on Saturday March 15, 2014.

The news was broken by his friend and bandmate Iggy Pop on his official Facebook page Sunday morning (March 16, 2014). The singer paid tribute to his friend writing, “I have never heard anyone play the drums with more meaning than Scott Asheton. He was like my brother. He and Ron have left a huge legacy to the world. The Asheton’s have always been and continue to be a second family to me.”

Asheton founded The Stooges alongside his brother Ron (who died of a heart attack in 2009) in 1967. He played on the band’s seminal records The Stooges, Fun House and Raw Power and toured Europe with Iggy Pop following the band’s breakup in 1974. While Pop pursued his solo career Ashton went on to play drums with everyone from the MC5’s Fred ‘Sonic’ Smith to Radio Birdman’s Deniz Tek before reuniting with Pop and his brother Ron to play Coachella in 2003. MORE HERE

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