Knoxville expatriate Larry Mullins (right) is replacing Stooges drummer Scott Asheton (left), who is ill, for the band’s summer tour.
Well it is official Rock Action is home and recuperating from an illness that affected him while on tour in Europe. Rock and family are back home in California and mutual friends say he is doing much better.
Now Mullins is touring with one of the most influential bands of all time, Iggy and the Stooges. With original drummer Scott Asheton sidelined with stomach problems, the Stooges needed a replacement fast to meet several high-profile festival commitments. So Mullins, who had already performed the Stooges repertoire hundreds of times with Iggy Pop, was the ideal candidate. The call came from none other than Iggy himself. Full Story from Metro Pulse
“It was just as surprising as the first time he called in 1990,” Mullins says. “It was his first call in 12 years, so I knew it was serious. Scotty had gone into the hospital the day before, and they had no time to think twice.”
I heard that Larry is doing a kick ass job sitting in for the legendary Rock last weekend in France... One of my best friends and Scott Asheton's Dennis Machinegun Thompson of the MC5 was back stage watching Larry with a very technical eye. MGT thought Larry did a phenomenal job at the kit. As the saying goes..."The Show Must Go On..."
We wish The Stooges all the best and our thoughts and prayers go out to Scott and his family.
I am so happy I got to see Rock in person at the Michigan Theater Stooges show this past April. I had such great seats and I really enjoyed watching him play... Thank you Heather and Natalie xxook
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