The Stooges, Detroit's most glorious and exalted Rock N' Roll band, have had a rather rough go of it the last few years.
The Stooges, fronted by the notorious Iggy Pop, clawed their way to fame during the late 1960's and early 1970's by catapulting themselves out of Detroit and straight into Rock history. After decades of inactivity, the band reformed and played sporadic yet remarkable live concert dates until the death of guitarist Ron Asheton and the decline of brother Scott's health seemed to derail the thunder.
It's truly impossible to believe that any plausible reincarnation of The Stooges could see the light of day without an Asheton in the mix. Today's quick note brings joy and hope to the millions of fans that adore this legendary band.
The news comes in the form of Scott's general health. Shortly after the 2011 Ann Arbor Michigan tribute to his late brother, Scott took ill and disappeared from the limelight.
With a lack of information on Scott's health lately, I sent a request in to his website last week with a short note of concern. Here is his response:
"Thanks for your concern. I feel better than I have in years.
But unfortunately they don't want me on the road in fear of getting sick again.
Tell your friends all is well!
Thanks, best regards
Incredible news from an incredible individual.
Long Live The Stooges!
Long Live 'Rock Action' Asheton!
Long Live Rock N' Roll!
Go visit Scott's website and buy a shirt or hat for Christmas by CLICKING HERE!
And just to refresh your memory, check this out!
Kurt Schwarz is a happily married man with three awesome children, living and working in Oakland County, MI. His mid-life crisis brought weight-loss, sobriety, and the constant pursuit of happiness by pretending to be a rock star. Now in his late LATE forties, he has decided to become a better person by improving every aspect of his life.
He blogs about Family, Fatherhood, and Fantastic Music Topics.
He strongly believes that real men can be great husbands and fathers yet retain their "coolness," although his kids may not always agree.