We lost Scott Asheton, the drummer for Iggy Pop and the Stooges, today. He was 64 years old. Scott’s brother Ron, the Stooges guitarist, had preceded him in death passing away in 2009. Here is what Iggy had to say about Scott:
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.
If by some chance you aren’t familiar with the Stooges check out the following video recorded in 2010 over 40 years after their start in the late 1960s. Neither Iggy nor the band had lost any of their power across the years, and as you will see, their fans are just as devoted as they were in 1969!
Scott, you will be missed…..RIP my friend!
A message to readers of my blog. I know that my lack of recent posts has probably left some of you wondering what’s going on. Don’t give up on me or the blog……I will be back with more great stuff in the coming months!
Both brothers in my age ……… I makes you think about the value of life and about music being one of the keystones to my life.
I like it that you’re back again; hope everything is OK!
Your friend Gerard
Thanks for the comment……as always you and I are very similar. Life is truly too short my friend so let’s try for more music and less work to make our remaining time truly meaningful. More blog posts are on their way starting tonight!