Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys and more pay tribute to late Stooges drummer Scott Asheton

Asheton died on Saturday (March 15) at age 64

Musicians including Henry Rollins, Juliette Lewis and Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers have paid tribute to The Stooges drummer Scott Asheton who has died aged 64.

Making the news public last night (March 16), Stooges frontman Iggy Pop announced that Asheton passed away on March 15, and paid tribute to a man he describes as being “like my brother”.

A number of musicians have followed Pop’s lead in paying tribute to Asheton, including members of Guns N’ Roses, The Black Keys and Mogwai plus Tim Burgess of The Charlatans and comedian Noel Fielding. Posting her message, Juliette Lewis recalled performing live with the drummer before his death: “Farewell to gentle blue eyed soul #ScottAsheton I had the pleasure to know and share the stage with. He’s 4ever remembered not forgotten.”

A founding member of the group, Asheton retired temporarily in 2011 following a stroke. He remained with The Stooges for 2013 album ‘Ready To Die’ but did not tour on health grounds. His cause of death has not yet been confirmed.

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