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Scott Asheton, founding Stooges drummer, dies at 64
Scott Asheton, founding Stooges drummer, dies at 64

Scott Asheton, the rhythmic anchor of the Stooges and a godfather of punk rock, died Saturday of unspecified causes. He was 64. Asheton’s death was made public by Iggy Pop, now the sole surviving founding member of the Stooges, a group whose aggressiveness and divisiveness would in the late '60s and early '70s lay the foundation for punk and alternative rock. The Stooges’ most recent publicity firm, Nasty Little Man, also acknowledged Asheton’s death. “Scott was a great artist. I have never heard anyone play the drums with more meaning than Scott Asheton,” said Iggy Pop in a statement he posted on his official Facebook page. “He was like my...

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