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Stooges' guitarist Ron Asheton dies.

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Famed rock-and-roll guitarist and longtime Ann Arbor resident Ronald "Ron" Asheton was found dead in his home on the city's west side this morning, police said.

Asheton, 60, was an original member of The Stooges, a garage-rock band headlined by Iggy Pop and formed in Ann Arbor in 1967.

Yet another sad day in the music world.

And as an aside, it was a bit strange hearing about it on the radio, as his surname and mine sound the same.

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So I looked like I was deep

Posted : 07/01/2009 3:05 am
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Posted : 07/01/2009 10:29 am
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Just read about this in the paper. I remember an interview with Iggy a while back where he praised Ron hugely - said he was the best guitarist he'd ever worked with. No fuss, no mess....tell him what to play and he'd play it.

RIP, Ron.

:( :( :(


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Posted : 07/01/2009 2:19 pm
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Sad to hear man

Posted : 07/01/2009 6:49 pm
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A sad day, we have so much to thank him for.


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Posted : 08/01/2009 1:23 pm