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Iggy Pop pays tribute to Scott Asheton

By | Published on Thursday 20 March 2014

Scott Asheton

Iggy Pop has paid tribute in an article for Rolling Stone to his Stooges bandmate, Scott Asheton, who died at the weekend. He also revealed that the drummer died of a heart attack, which had not previously been made public.

“Scott played drums with a boxer’s authority”, said Pop. “When he wanted to, he had a heavy hand on the drums. He hit the drum very hard, but there were never a lot of elbows flying. He wasn’t showy. He didn’t have to make a physical demonstration to get the job done. When he played with you, it was always swinging. He brought a swinging truth to the music he played and extreme musical honesty”.

The singer also said that he couldn’t see The Stooges doing anything in the “near future”, saying that “it would just be wrong”.

Read the article in full here.