|Also known as||Scott "Rock Action" Asheton|
August 16, 1949 |
Washington, D.C., United States
|Genres||Protopunk, Garage rock, Hard rock, Psychedelic rock, Punk rock, Detroit rock|
|Labels||Elektra, Columbia, Virgin|
|Associated acts||The Stooges, Sonic's Rendezvous Band, Iggy Pop, Sonny Vincent, Destroy All Monsters, The Baghdaddios, Dark Carnival|
Scott "Rock Action" Asheton (born August 16, 1949) is an American musician, best known as the drummer for the rock band The Stooges. Other than Iggy Pop, Asheton is the only consistent member of the Stooges since the death of his brother, guitarist Ron Asheton, in 2009.
Asheton co-formed the Stooges in 1967 along with his older brother Ron, Pop, and Dave Alexander. The original incarnation released two LPs on Elektra Records before moving through several lineup changes, releasing a third LP on Columbia Records in 1973 and disbanding the following year.
During the Stooges' separation he was among the few ex-members to play again with Pop, occurring during a 1978 European tour. Asheton also played drums with Scott Morgan in different bands, among which were the Scott Morgan Band, Scots Pirates, and most notably Sonic's Rendezvous Band. He then went on to play drums touring in a late incarnation of Destroy All Monsters, under the name Dark Carnival. He has also recorded extensively with Sonny Vincent, playing drums on four full studio albums along with Captain Sensible on bass as well as special guest appearances on other S.V. releases. In addition to recording with Sonny, Asheton has toured the U.S. and Europe with Sonny and Steve Baise (on bass) of the Devil Dogs.
The Stooges reformed in 2003, and have remained active ever since, releasing a fourth album in 2007. Following the death of Ron Asheton, the group has been working with later guitarist James Williamson.
After Hellfest Festival show of June 17, 2011 in France, he suffered a severe stroke that caused his temporary retirement from live duty and was replaced by Larry Mullins (aka Toby Dammit) who had already played in Iggy Pop band in the 90's.
Asheton has a daughter named Leanna,with wife Liz and two stepsons Simon and Aaron Wallis. Sister, Kathleen Asheton
- European Tour 1978 with Iggy Pop: from Gary Rasmussen's clippings at the EldarEntertainment.com website.
- Collaboration with Scott Morgan, in between Stooges incarnations: Scott Morgan Music website.
- Asheton's involvement in the "Dark Carnival" project: review at i94bar.com website
- Iggy Pop Says Stooges Drummer Almost Died This Summer
- Profile at NNDB.com
- iggypop.org: Iggy and the Stooges fan site
-  The Stooges Guitarist Ron Asheton Found Dead at 60