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Scott Asheton
Also known as Scott "Rock Action" Asheton
Born August 16, 1949 (1949-08-16) (age 60)
Washington, D.C., United States
Genres Protopunk, Garage rock, Hard rock, Psychedelic rock, Punk rock, Detroit rock
Occupations Musician, Drummer
Instruments drums
Years active 1967 - present
Labels Elektra, Columbia, Virgin
Associated acts The Stooges, Sonic's Rendezvous Band, Iggy Pop, Sonny Vincent, Destroy All Monsters, Dark Carnival

Scott "Rock Action" Asheton (b. August 16, 1949 in Ann Arbor, Michigan) 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.


Musical career

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, and disbanding in 1974.

During the Stooges' separation he was among the few ex-members to play again with Pop, occurring during a 1978 European tour.[1] 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.[2] He then went on to play drums touring in a late incarnation of Destroy All Monsters, under the name Dark Carnival.[3]. 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.


Asheton has a daughter named Leanna Asheton and two stepsons, Simon and Aaron Wallis.


  1. ^ European Tour 1978 with Iggy Pop: from Gary Rasmussen's clippings at the website.
  2. ^ Collaboration with Scott Morgan, in between Stooges incarnations: Scott Morgan Music website.
  3. ^ Asheton's involvement in the "Dark Carnival" project: review at website

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