Scott “Rock Action” Asheton was born on August 16, 1949 in Washington DC. At age 14 him and his family moved to Ann Arbor Michigan. At age 17 he co-formed The Stooges along with his brother Ron Asheton, Iggy Pop, and Dave Alexander. The band's debut was at a Halloween concert at their house in State Street in 1967. They did not play live again until January 1968. During this early period, the Stooges were originally billed as the "Psychedelic Stooges" at the Grand Ballroom in Detroit Mi, and other venues. In 1968, the Stooges were signed by Elektra Records, who had sent a scout named Danny Fields to see the MC5. He wound up signing both acts. The following year, the band released their self-titled debut album, The Stooges, but it did not sell very well, nor was it well received by critics at the time. Legend has it that half of the album was written the night before the first session.
A second album, Fun House,followed in 1970, which featured the addition of saxophonist Steve Mackay. Many consider Fun House to be the best representation of the Stooges, as the main goal of the album was to capture the manic energy of their live performances. Fun House, like the debut album, was poorly received by both the general public and the critics. Alexander was fired from the band in August 1970. He was replaced by a succession of new bass players: Zeke Zettner and Jimmy Recca. Around this time, the band expanded their line-up by adding a second guitar player, roadie Billy Cheatham, who was replaced by James Williamson. Elektra soon dropped the Stooges from its roster, and the band went on hiatus for several months. With the band in limbo, Pop met David Bowie in September 1971, Bowie then brought Pop and Williamson to the UK and got them a deal with Columbia Records. The pair attempted to reconstitute the Stooges with British musicians, but finding no suitable additions, brought the Asheton brothers back into the band. This line-up billed as Iggy & The Stooges, recorded their third album Raw Power. Iggy &The Stooges disbanded in February 1974.
1977 Sonic's Rendezvous Band were formed from the ashes of four Michigan rock bands, Fred “sonic” Smith on Vocals and Guitar, Scott Morgan Guitar and Vocals, Gary Rasmussen on Bass, and Scott Asheton on Drums.They remained virtually unknown, but their one and only single retained high interest among fans of Detroit rock. The band had had only enough money to mix one song, "City Slang", so it was pressed on both sides of the single. One side was labeled mono and one side stereo although both sides were identical. The band slowly sizzled out after that around 1980.
Scott spent the 90’s between Michigan and Florida raising his daughter Leanna with wife Liz.
2003- Pop and the Asheton’s first reunited that year, appearing on four songs on the Skull Ring album with Pop on vocals, Scott Asheton on drums, and Ron Asheton on both guitar and bass. Shortly thereafter, the Stooges officially reunited, performing a series of live shows in the United States and Europe, with Mike Watt on bass, and Fun House-era saxophonist Steve Mackay.
On August 16, 2005, Elektra Records and Rhino Records issued newly remastered 2-CD editions of the first two Stooges albums, featuring the original album on disc one and outtakes (including alternate mixes, single versions, etc.) on disc two. Unlike the 1997 Raw Power reissue, which was a total remix from the original multitracks, these remasters are faithful to the original mixes.
In March 2007, the band released an album of all-new material, “The Weirdness” with Steve Albini recording, and mastering done at Abby Road Studios in London.
The Stooges spent the years between 2003 and 2008 touring extensively, playing shows on five different continents. The band's final show with Ron Asheton was on September 29, 2008 in Ljubljana Slovenia. Very sadly on January 6, 2009, Ron Asheton was found dead in his home, having suffered a heart attack several days earlier.
In a May 2009 interview, Pop announced the band's plans to continue performing with James Williamson returning as guitarist. Pop stated that "although 'the Stooges' died with Ron Asheton, there is still 'Iggy and the Stooges'". Their first concert occurred on November 7, 2009, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
In March of 2010 Scott along with Iggy pop, Ron Asheton, Dave Alexander, and James Williamson were inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
June of 2011 Scott was taken very ill while in London and was unable to finish the bands summer tour.