Buzzed Bands Podcast, Ep. 2 w/ Cold Blood Club

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

R.I.P. Ron Asheton (The Stooges)

There isn't much I can say about The Stooges that hasn't been said 1,000 times over. They're without question one of the single most important bands in rock n' roll history, especially punk. I'm sad to report that Ron Asheton, founding member and guitar player, was found dead today. The cause of death is still unknown. Ron was 60 years old.

I was fortunate enough to catch The Stooges this summer at the Virgin Festival. They were on fucking fire that day and from what I've heard this was the standard for all of there shows since their reunited. It's a damn shame that this happened so soon after the band finally put aside their differences and started destroying stages again.

Ron Asheton Dead At 60

Idea Of Fun - The Stooges

***When I was 14 (or so) I got my first electric guitar. I immediately started a band with a drummer I knew. The very first song I ever wrote on guitar had the EXACT same riff as "I Wanna Be Your Dog". The thing is I had yet to discover The Stooges at that point. About a year later I heard The Stooges and was surprised to hear that I unknowingly ripped them off. Of course I instantly loved The Stooges since my early playing was apparently very "Ron Asheton".

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