New studio effort features original sticksman Scott Asheton
Artist biography Scott Asheton
Scott Asheton was best known as long-time drummer in The Stooges, the band revolving around singer Iggy Pop.
Scott Asheton was born in Washington, D.C. and moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan with his family at the age of 14. He co-formed the Stooges in 1967 along with his older brother Ron Asheton, Iggy Pop and Dave Alexander. The original incarnation of the band 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.
During the Stooges' separation he was among the few ex-members to play again with Pop, with the mini-reunion occurring during a 1978 European tour.
Scott Asheton also played drums with Scott Morgan in different bands, among which were the Scott Morgan Band, Scots Pirates and most notably Sonic's Rendezvous Band.
Scott then went on to play drums touring in a late incarnation of Destroy All Monsters, under the name Dark Carnival. He also recorded extensively with Sonny Vincent, playing drums on four full studio albums along with Captain Sensible on bass, as well as making special guest appearances on other Vincent releases.
In addition to recording with Sonny, Scott Asheton toured the U.S. and Europe with Sonny and Steve Baise (on bass) of the Devil Dogs.
The Stooges reformed in 2003, and have remained active ever since, releasing a fourth album in 2007.
Following the death of Ron Asheton, the group worked later with guitarist James Williamson. Other than Iggy Pop, Asheton was the only consistent member of the Stooges after the death of his brother, guitarist Ron Asheton, in 2009.
After the Hellfest Festival show of June 17, 2011, in France, Scot suffered a severe stroke, that caused his temporary retirement from live duty and was replaced by Larry Mullins (aka Toby Dammit, real name: Lawrence Edward Crooke) who had already played in Iggy Pop's band in the 1990s. Scott Asheton died of an undisclosed illness in March 2014, aged 64.