Wednesday, January 7, 2009
R.I.P. Ron Asheton (1948-2009)
Ron Asheton, guitarist with the legendary band The Stooges, died this week in his home of an apparent heart attack. Asheton played on three of the most important and influential rock albums of all time: The Stooges, Fun House, and Raw Power. After playing guitar on the first two Stooges albums, he switched to bass when the band became Iggy & the Stooges and recorded Raw Power. The band broke up in 1974. The Stooges reformed in 2003 and Asheton returned to guitar for the band's reunion album, The Weirdness, and its subsequent world tour. He will be missed.