Scott Asheton – R.I.P.

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La notizia che non avremmo mai voluto leggere arriva direttamente da Iggy Pop:

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM IGGY:
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.
Iggy Pop

Scott Asheton aveva 64 anni. Nel 2011 a causa di un infarto aveva messo la parola fine alla leggendaria avventura negli Stooges. Che aveva co-fondato nel 1967 e con i quali rimane nella storia per i tre devastanti e seminali album realizzati tra il 1969 e il 1973. Nel 2003 aveva partecipato alla reunion suonando sui recenti ‘The Weirdness’ (2007) e ‘Ready to Die’ (2013). Il fratello Ron era invece scomparso nel 2009. Tra i primi commenti a caldo abbiamo raccolto via Twitter:

Henry Rollins: “Scott Asheton passed away. Stooges albums on full”

Kim Gordon: “So sad to hear about Scott Ashton passing!!! Rock Action forever!!”

Michael Azerrad: “R.I.P. Stooges drummer Scott Asheton. The man played drums like a thug. And I mean that as a great compliment”

Stuart Braithwaite: “I just heard that Scott Asheton the Stooges drummer has passed away. Awful news. Rest in peace Rock Action. One of the best ever”

bp Fallon: “I’m so very saddened – I love this man God bless Scott Asheton Aug 16th 1949 – March 15th 2014″