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PostSubject: scott asheton   Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:19 pm

Rock is dead.
Very sad news.
At least he's with his brother now - they're gonna tear up the afterlife!


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PostSubject: Scott Asheton   Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:12 pm

According to both Stooges and Iggy Facebook pages, Scott Asheton has died, thoughts are with family and remaining band members.
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PostSubject: Re: Scott Asheton   Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:14 pm

Damn Sad
RIP Scott
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PostSubject: Re: Scott Asheton   Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:18 pm

It's sad, but Iggy just confirmed it on his facebook that Scott did pass away.
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PostSubject: Re: Scott Asheton   Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:41 pm

So sorry. Tremendous loss.
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PostSubject: Re: Scott Asheton   Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:54 pm

OMG.
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PostSubject: Re: Scott Asheton   Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:59 pm

This is terrible awful news. Thoughts go out to all his family. RIP Scott, you were truly one of the greats.
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PostSubject: Re: Scott Asheton   Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:00 am

It's dreadful news.
So sorry to hear that.
Sleep well Rock.
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PostSubject: Re: Scott Asheton   Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:01 am

Awful, awful news.

Iggy said - My dear friend Scott Asheton passed away last night.

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. The Asheton's have always been and continue to be a second family to me.

My thoughts are with his sister Kathy, his wife Liz and his daughter Leanna, who was the light of his life.

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PostSubject: Re: Scott Asheton   Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:20 am

It sounds as if it was maybe not unexpected. Just guessing but he surely would have played on those Re-Licked tracks if he'd been well. But what a terrible shock to read that news.
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PostSubject: Re: Scott Asheton   Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:15 am

Sad, very sad...
Descansa en paz, Scott
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PostSubject: Re: Scott Asheton   Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:07 am

Sorry to read about this today. RIP Rock Action
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PostSubject: Re: Scott Asheton   Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:55 am

Terrible news! RIP Scott.

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PostSubject: Re: Scott Asheton   Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:44 am

Rock in peace, Scott. Thanks for providing your raw powerful banging of the skins to us. It's very sad to think there is basically only one member left of the original lineup. The Stooges were my favorite band as an adolescent. James, Iggy, and Scott looked good as an image for the band, even better when both brothers were alive, but now what are they gonna use? A trio of Steve, James and Iggy? The future is frightening sometimes. You get lost in it.

Thanks for the beat. You've gone too soon, but the beat won't fall.
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PostSubject: Re: Scott Asheton   Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:09 am

R.I.P.
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PostSubject: Re: Scott Asheton   Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:33 pm

Very, very sad. RIP Scott - thanks for everything.
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PostSubject: Re: Scott Asheton   Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:34 pm

Never Forgotten, Rock Action the best.
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PostSubject: Re: Scott Asheton   Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:21 pm

RIP Scott "Rock Action" Asheton, you were one of the greats, one of the true originals, never to be forgotten. Condolences to family and friends.

I am so glad I made the effort to see the Stooges when Scott was still playing.

I met Scott (and Ron) once, after the show in Paris in 2006. A friend of mine and myself had been waiting by the exit in the rain for over an hour. When they came out in a van, they saw us, stopped the van and signed all our stuff. True class.

Scott, please say Hi to Ron and Dave!

THE STOOGES' name will live forevermore.
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PostSubject: Re: Scott Asheton   Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:34 pm

Very sad news...
RIP Scott
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PostSubject: Re: Scott Asheton   Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:13 pm

Devastated great man we meet him & Josh at Lille Eurostar station in 2010.
Watching Pinkpop 2007 at moment so powerful.
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PostSubject: Re: Scott Asheton   Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:18 pm

It seems this was Scott's last appearance with The Stooges, when he returned for one show.

14 October, 2012 Austin, TX, Austin City Limits Music Festival

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PostSubject: Re: Scott Asheton   Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:51 pm

Scott was probably the one who never gave up on seeing a Stooges reunion...RIP
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PostSubject: Re: Scott Asheton   Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:11 pm

RIP Scott Asheton, the last of the Dum Dum Boys. I used to think that Iggy's 1977 song referred to stupidity or "dumbness", but Dum Dum is actually the name of a deadly hollow-point bullet. In that context the song makes more sense and is more respectful and reverent to the boys who brought "the noize".
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PostSubject: Re: Scott Asheton   Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:11 am

"Scott Asheton is forever."

Henry Rollins Remembers Stooges' Drummer Scott Asheton

A couple of weeks ago I was listening to a lot of music by Sonic's Rendezvous Band, one of the most under-mentioned American rock groups of the last century. It was a Detroit super group. Fred "Sonic" Smith of the MC5 on guitar, Scott Morgan of the Rationals on guitar and vocals, Gary Rasmussen of The Up on bass and Scott Asheton of the Stooges on drums. They released one single, a song called "City Slang," on both sides, stereo and mono.

Thankfully, a lot of material has been released over the years and it is surprisingly good quality wise. They easily had an album's worth of great songs. If you are at all familiar with the MC5 and their third album High Time - it would have been rockin' like that, maybe more. If you get a chance, check out "City Slang," it just cooks. The live recordings are incredible, like some of the best rock music you have ever heard.

So, I was listening to the band and it hit me that Fred Smith, who was married to Patti Smith and passed away in 1994, was one of the most fully-formed, unique guitar monster motherfuckers ever. He was great in the MC5 but he realized his perfection in Sonic's Rendezvous. He had huge, wide open, exhilarating riffs by the truckload. Besides that, talk about tone, Fred Smith's is pure, electrified emotion. The man was deep as a well.

It also occurred to me that Scott "Rock Action" Asheton also found his pocket with Sonic's Rendezvous. The power on tracks like "It's Alright" and "Do It Again" will completely kick your ass. Scott is a man of few words but I wondered if he would talk to me about the band and what those days were like, for an interview. I planned to write his sister and see if she could ask him for me.

Right around that time I got an email from someone who said he was sorry about Scott passing away. What? I went online and found only one thing, which said it was hoax and Scott was alive and well. Relieved, I wrote the guy back and told him the good news. A few hours later, my old pal Ian MacKaye wrote and told me Scott was gone. I wrote back and told him to relax, it wasn't true. He wrote back with a link, complete with a statement from Iggy Pop. I wrote the Stooges manager and asked if this was real and he said it was. Scott Asheton had passed away on March 15, 2014 at 64 years old. I fired up the stereo and put the first Stooges album on loud.

Scott Asheton was a brilliant drummer, a natural musician. He ran on instinct, just like his brother Ron. He played from inside the music, giving any song he played savage, unlimited power. What he had, I don't think you can learn, you just show up with it. I wonder if at one point he just sat down behind some drums and started playing. He had that kind of thing.

On June, 26, 1986, Black Flag had a show in Ann Arbor, Mich. All the bands were down in the dressing room area and this very tough looking guy walks in and looks at all of us. He says, "Which one of you is Henry Rollins?"

With great relief and emphasis, everyone points at me. I think to myself that it's going to hurt getting my ass kicked by this guy but I might as well get it over with. I told the man it was me. He walks up, sticks out his hand and says, "I'm Scott Asheton." That's how we met. It was funny to watch how everyone went from excited to see me get beat up to happy to meet Scott Asheton. Mike Davis, bass player from the MC5, was at that show. We all went to Mike's house afterwards and hung out. That was probably the best show of the tour.

In 1990-something, Iggy asked me what I thought of a Stooges reunion. I replied that those are some big shoes to fill but ultimately, it's going to come down to Scott, he is the foundation upon which the whole thing stands. Years later, the band reformed with the Asheton brothers, Steve Mackay on sax and Mike Watt, one of the most talented musicians breathing, on bass. If anyone could lock in with Scott, it would be Watt. Someone gave me a CDR of their first reunion show. I knew what to listen for. Took about ten seconds. There it was - the Scott Asheton freight train. The hair on my arms stood up. The first time I saw them play, I stood on the side of the stage with tears streaming down my face.

That was the start of one of my favorite chapters in rock and roll. The Stooges played all over the world to overwhelming approval. It is righteous that Scott, Ron and Steve got a chance to see firsthand and know, with not a speck of doubt, just how much people love them and their music. I wonder if, previously, they had any idea. The Asheton brothers are on at least three of the greatest rock albums ever recorded: The Stooges, Fun House, and Raw Power hold up perfectly.

It was great to see the band play festivals. A sea of people going nuts, both sides of the stage filled with all the other bands on the bill. School was in.

On April 19, 2011, the band, now with James Williamson on guitar and Deniz Tek also playing on some songs, performed a show in Ann Arbor to memorialize the passing of Ron Asheton in 2009. It was blazing, the band tore it up. The next morning in the hotel lobby, I said goodbye to Scott and headed to the airport.

Scott Asheton is forever. He gets all of that.

[http://www.laweekly.com/westcoastsound/2014/03/20/henry-rollins-remembers-stooges-drummer-scott-asheton]
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PostSubject: Re: Scott Asheton   Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:36 am

Thanks for posting that, Woody.
Great words from Henry. He's such a fan, and his love and admiration for the Stooges just shines through.
Scott Asheton is forever. So true. And so true for Ron, and Dave too.
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