Oh man, The Stooges drummer Scott Asheton has passed last saturday due to an unspecified illness. Together with his older brother Ron (†2009) Dave Alexander († 1975) and Iggy Pop he formed the band that made punk rock. Ahead of their time, a commercial failure and only really performing together for 5 years they still managed to ram their flag into then unknown Rock `n´ Roll territory. Asheton was born in Washington, D.C., but moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan when he was 14. He began playing music with his older brother Ron and their friend Dave Alexander soon after. „We didn’t get very far.. . It wasn’t until…Iggy, got involved that it actually became a real band…“ Ashton was 64. That leaves Iggy Pop as the last survivor of this one of a kind band. Somebody give him a hug. Will the Stooges prevail once again?
V8 produced this documentary for the release of the Reunion Album “The Weirdness”.
May be it´s a good time to give Please Kill Me another read.