Scott “Rock Action” Asheton

March 17, 2014 at 5:19 pm (Uncategorized) ()

And another legend passes. Scott Asheton, co-founder of and drummer with the Stooges died of undisclosed causes last week aged 64. With his death, only Iggy remains from the original band. Bass player Dave Alexander died in 1975, while Scott’s brother Ron died in 2009.

I’ve seen the Stooges twice. At a free show at Dundas Square in 2010 and last year at Riot Fest. At the Dundas show, Iggy barked, “we are the remains of the Stooges,” (James Williamson played guitar and Mike Watt on bass), and even though it was true, it was a magnificent show. Last year, Asheton was no longer in the band; leaving after a stroke in 2012.

I know what I’ll be listening to at home tonight.

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