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Stooges drummer Scott Asheton dies from a heart attack

Stooges drummer Scott Asheton has died age 64 from a heart attack. Asheton, nicknamed Rock Action because of the tattoo on his arm, played on all Stooges records. He played in a number of other groups in the late 1970s including Sonic's Rendezvous Band with The MC5's Fred Smith.

Asheton's original drum kit was home made, and included an oil drum. The group reunited in 2003 and began touring again, also releasing another album The Weirdness in 2007, which Asheton played on. Asheton stopped playing with the group after an illness 2011, and although he worked on 2013's Ready To Die, did not take part in the following tour.