Stooges drummer Scott Asheton dies aged 64
- Bang Showbiz
- 17 March 2014
Iggy Pop has paid tribute to The Stooges drummer Scott Asheton who died on Saturday (15.03.14) aged 64
Iggy Pop has paid tribute to The Stooges drummer Scott Asheton who died on Saturday (15.03.14) aged 64.
Scott, who was a founding member of the punk band and retired temporarily in 2011 after a stroke, before returning for their 2013 album 'Read to Die', died due to an unspecified illness, according to the Daily Mirror newspaper.
Scott formed The Stoogies in 1967 with his older brother, guitarist Ron, who passed away in 2009, bassist Dave Alexander and Iggy, real name Jim Osterberg.
In a statement, Iggy said: "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."
The band's groundbreaking self-titled 1969 debut album was followed by 'Fun House' a year later and 1973's 'Raw Power' - before the band initially split in 1974.
Scott went on to play in Sonic's Rendezvous Band, the Scott Morgan Band and Dark Carnival, before The Stooges reunited in 2003 and the line-up has included a number of contributing musicians over the years.
In 2010, Iggy Pop and the Stooges entered the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and Scott was present at the induction ceremony.