Sad news today that Ron Asheton of The Stooges was found dead at his home in Ann Arbor, Michigan at the age of 60.  Ron had not been contactable for a few days so his PA contacted police who entered the house and found him dead.

The Stooges Funhouse is the favourite album of all time for Doubtful Sounds so the guitarist will be greatly missed and highly respected for the legendary riffs and attitude he created with his guitar.

Here is what The Stooges and Iggy had to say on Iggy’s official website today:

Ronald Frank Asheton July 17, 1948 – January 6, 2009

We are shocked and shaken by the news of Ron’s death. He was a great friend, brother, musician, trooper. Irreplaceable. He will be missed.

For all that knew him behind the façade of Mr Cool & Quirky, he was a kind-hearted, genuine, warm person who always believed that people meant well even if they did not.

As a musician Ron was The Guitar God, idol to follow and inspire others. That is how he will be remembered by people who had a great pleasure to work with him, learn from him and share good and bad times with him.

Iggy, Scott, Steve, Mike and Crew


I am in shock. He was my best friend.

Iggy Pop

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