R.I.P. Scott Asheton of The Stooges

SCOTT1Sad, sad news.  The Stooges’ particular brand of animalistic, psychedelic rock was a heavy influence on the early goth scene, and it with great sadness that I read Scott Asheton, Stooges drummer has passed away.

Scott Asheton, drummer for The Stooges, died on Saturday at the age of 64. Iggy Pop announced the news via a post on Facebook.

“IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM IGGY:

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.

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