The Stooges' Scott Asheton Passes Away

Legendary drummer has died...
The Stooges

Formed by four kids in a Detroit satellite town, The Stooges were unlikely revolutionaries.

Yet more than forty years on from their first show, the band's legacy can be found everywhere. Reforming for a series of international tours, the group's second life has seen their catalogue reach a new generation.

Sadly, founder member Scott Asheton has passed away. The drummer remained a constant throughout the career of The Stooges, with brother Ron Asheton playing guitar on their first two records before switching to bass for 'Raw Power'.

Helping to stamp out the template for what would become punk rock, Scott Asheton's style helped to supply the band's supernova energy levels.

Iggy Pop released the following tribute:

My dear friend Scott Asheton passed away last night. Scott was a great artist, 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 Ashetons have always been and continue to be a second family to me.

My thoughts are with his sister Kathy, his wife Liz and his daughter Leanna, who was the light of his life.

Iggy Pop

(via Pitchfork)

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