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Scott Asheton

Scott Asheton, born August 16, 1949 in Washington, D.C., was an American musician, best known as the drummer for the rock band, the Stooges.

Asheton co-founded the Stooges in 1967 along with his older brother Ron Asheton, Iggy Pop and Dave Alexander. The band released two LPs, The Stooges and Fun House, on Elektra Records before moving through several lineup changes, then releasing a third LP, Raw Power, on Columbia Records in 1973. The Stooges disbanded in 1974.

During the Stooges' separation, Asheton was one of the few ex-members to play again with Iggy Pop, forming mini-reunion in 1978 with a European tour.

Asheton played drums in a variety of different bands with Scott Morgan, including the Scott Morgan Band, Scots Pirates, and most notably, Sonic's Rendezvous Band, toured with a late incarnation of Destroy All Monsters — the Dark Carnival.

Scott did extensive recording with Sonny Vincent, playing drums on four full studio albums, as well as making special guest appearances on other Vincent releases. He also toured Sonny Vincent throughout the U.S. and Europe.

In 2003, the Stooges reformed and remained active ever since, releasing a fourth album in 2007. Upon the death of Scott's brother, Ron Asheton, in 2009, the group worked later with guitarist James Williamson.

After the Hellfest Festival show of June 17, 2011, in France, Scott suffered a severe stroke that caused his temporary retirement from live duty and was replaced by drummer Larry Mullins.

Scott Asheton died of an undisclosed illness on March 15, 2014; he was 64.