The music world lost a true great a few days a go when Scott Asheton, the drummer and founding member of The Stooges, passed away at 64 due to a heart attack. Fellow band mate Iggy Pop spoke to Rolling Stone about Asheton, reminiscing about working with him over the last five decades.

"Scott played drums with a boxer’s authority. When he wanted to, he had a heavy hand on the drums… He brought a swinging truth to the music he played and extreme musical honesty,” Pop said, “Scott just had a certain dignity about him and everyone was always glad to have him in the room. He looked like he could be a tough customer, but I never even heard of him flicking a fly.”

The Stooges will be releasing an album later on, but Iggy won't be taking part in its recording. He seems ready to move on from the band, saying “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. When Ron 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?”

It's an incredibly touching interview that ends on an emotional note, “[Scott] started playing with Ron in their basement with a little equipment and some dreams. Now they’re back together again in some sense.”