A primeval, primordial punk experience, The Stooges' reformation managed to capture the brattish power of their original incarnation.
Sadly, though, the death of Ron Asheton robbed the band of their inquisitive guitarist. Switching to the line up employed by Iggy & The Stooges on 'Raw Power', the band continued to tour with James Williamson taking over on guitar.
Earlier this week, the band were dealt a serious blow when drummer Scott Asheton passed away. Speaking to Rolling Stone (via NME), Iggy Pop admitted that this could represent the end of The Stooges.
"I don't want to say that I'm done with the band," he says. "I would just say that I feel like the group has always included the Asheton brothers. When Ron passed away, Scott represented him. Nearly everything we play, Ron played on originally. I don't feel right now like there's any reason for me to go jumping out onstage in tight Levi's. What am I going to scream about?"
"I just can't see the band playing in the near future" he continued. "It would just be wrong. But if something comes up, you should be open to it. It depends on the feeling of the family and the surviving members. James Williamson was in the group and I've been there since it started. It would depend on the realities and the musical truth."
Check out an archive interview with Iggy Pop in the Clash archive HERE.