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rumours online I'm afraid that he's been found dead :(
I hope not
Fuck. Awesome guitarist
poor sod, "He appeared to have been dead for at least several days".
a real pioneer. i hope he went peacefully.
Stooges Man Dies » 06 Jan 09
Ron Asheton, guitarist with The Stooges, has been found dead at his home in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was 60. So far, no cause of death has been confirmed. We send condolences to his family and bandmates.
Great guitarist and cool dude from interviews etc......... My condolences to his family and bandmates............
utterly awe-struck for 90 minutes at Glasto '07. One of the few greats I've had the pleasure of enjoying in the flesh. Rest in Peace, Ron.
Can't believe this, really sad, I saw the stooges live last summer, a massive highlight of my year
this is shitty news. rip
Great player, basically set the template for hard rock huitar.
I'm going to stick on TV Eye...
This is really sad. :-(
There is no point trying to reason with anyone that can't see this man was one of the greatest, most exciting guitar players ever. There is no basis whatsoever for saying he is shite, and to say he won't be missed is simply wrong. An interesting, exciting, innovative musician who will be sorely missed by me, and presumably hundreds of others.
I was lucky enough to be at SxSW a couple of years back when Iggy and The Stooges were the keynote speakers. It was a great interview and they all came across really well, full of enthusiasm and great stories of the band and coming up the ranks. They were the kind of headline act that year and was the first time i had seen them and they fucking blew me away. I don't give a fuck what any other fucker says Ashton could play guitar and was responsible for some of the finest rock and roll/punk songs ever.
sorry to hear.
He was one of my favourite guitarists of all time. RIP.
Hard to believe he was 60
The posting on this thread seems to be totally mixed up. I'll attribute that to smokewithoutfire being such an obvious trolling clunge-bucket.
fuck. glad i got to see you and your mates on stage a couple of times before you shuffled off, ron ....
A dick on the start of the year.
Shame this thread had to be marred by a oxygen thieving troll
has some class live Stooges on now
Name that Stooges riff! I'll go first...
Dun dun dun-dun! Dun-der-dun-dun-dun!
and yeah, sad news
and found 3 texts telling me about this
its really bummed me out
Even when Iggy switched him to bass he still came up with mega riffs.
I'm absolutely gutted! They were one of the few bands that i still really wanted to see live, for Ron as much as Iggy, and for some stupid fucking reason i never got around to seeing them. I am such a dick.
Love ya Ron!
I mean they stuck him on bass and he killed it on Raw Power right after he ripped it up on Fun House and The Stooges.
I did however see him live just the once and it belew my mind, it was easily one of the most amazing rock gigs I've seen.
We love ya Ron and always have.