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IGGY & THE STOOGES Drummer SCOTT ASHETON Dead At 64
IGGY & THE STOOGES
drummer Scott Asheton
passed away on Saturday, March 15. He was 64 years old.
played with IGGY & THE STOOGES
from 1967 through the band's 2013 album, "Ready To Die"
. The drummer had been largely sidelined since 2011, when an undisclosed illness caused him to be rushed to the hospital while on tour in Europe.
was a great artist," Iggy Pop
said in a statement. "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."
According to Wikipedia
, Scott Asheton
co-formed THE STOOGES
in 1967 along with his older brother Ron
and Dave Alexander
. The original incarnation released two LPs on Elektra Records
before moving through several lineup changes, releasing a third LP on Columbia Records
in 1973 and disbanding the following year. The group reunited in 2003, did several live shows and recorded two albums of new material.
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