Such a bummer to have two musicians from hugely influential bands pass away in less than a week of each other. Scott Asheton, drummer for The Stooges, died on March 15.

Asheton played drums on one of our favorite albums ever, The Stooges 1969 debut, self-titled album. An album that is eternally cool-tite.

Iggy Pop posted this message to his facebook:

My dear friend Scott Asheton passed away last night.

Scott was a great artist, I have never heard anyone play the drums with more meaning than Scott Asheton. He was like my brother. He and Ron have left a huge legacy to the world. The Ashetons have always been and continue to be a second family to me.

My thoughts are with his sister Kathy, his wife Liz and his daughter Leanna, who was the light of his life.

-Iggy Pop

Watch the Stooges perform 1970 in 1970: