Iggy Pop offers another tribute to Scott Asheton, mulls the future of The Stooges
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Iggy Pop offers another tribute to Scott Asheton, mulls the future of The Stooges




Speaking to Rolling Stone Iggy Pop once again paid tribute to Scott "Rock Action" Asheton who passed away last weekend and spoke about his possible future with The Stooges going forward.

In discussing Asheton's talent and impact Pop said; “Scott played drums with a boxer’s authority. When he wanted to, he had a heavy hand on the drums… He brought a swinging truth to the music he played and extreme musical honesty. Scott just had a certain dignity about him and everyone was always glad to have him in the room. He looked like he could be a tough customer, but I never even heard of him flicking a fly.”

The Stooges have been playing together for five decades, but now that both Asheton brothers are gone - Ron Asheton died in 2009 - Iggy seems ready to do something else; “I don’t want to say that I’m done with the band. I would just say that I feel like the group has always included the Asheton brothers. When Ron passed away, Scott represented him. Nearly everything we play, Ron played on originally. I don’t feel right now like there’s any reason for me to go jumping out onstage in tight Levi’s. What am I going to scream about?”

He ends on a rather sweet note though; "[Scott] started playing with Ron in their basement with a little equipment and some dreams. Now they’re back together again in some sense.”

Watch: Iggy Pop and The Stooges The Passenger, live 1970

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