Following the death of drummer Scott Asheton, Iggy Pop has put the Stooges on hiatus. The punk legend told Rolling Stone magazine that the stickman is irreplaceable:
"I don't want to say that I'm done with the band. I would just say that I feel like the group has always included the Asheton brothers," he began.
"When [guitarist] Ron [Asheton] passed away, Scott represented him. Nearly everything we play, Ron played on originally. I don't feel right now like there's any reason for me to go jumping out onstage in tight Levi's. What am I going to scream about?"
Pop also noted that Asheton "played with a boxer's intensity" and helped hold together the band's "real simple vocabulary."
Scott Asheton's last recordings with Pop came on the latter's Ready to Die LP which hit last year.
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