Ron Asheton

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Ron Asheton (2008)

Ronald Franklin "Ron" Asheton, Jr. (born July 17, 1948 in Washington, DC , † January 6, 2009 in Ann Arbor , Michigan ) was an American guitarist and bassist .


He was a founding member and lead guitarist from 1967 to 1971 , and bassist from 1972 to 1974 in the American rock band The Stooges . Together with Iggy Pop he also wrote the songs for the first two music albums The Stooges and Fun House . He was transferred to bass on Raw Power at the insistence of Iggy Pop . The guitar work was done by James Williamson.

He was also the lead guitarist for The New Order , New Race , Destroy All Monsters, and Dark Carnival . He appeared with Gunnar Hansen ( Leatherface ) in the film Mosquito. Ron Asheton was the older brother of Scott and Kathy Asheton. He was found dead in his Ann Arbor apartment on January 6, 2009. According to the police, he probably died of a heart attack , and his body was only discovered several days later.

Ron Asheton is listed at number 60 on Rolling Stone ’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time . In a list from 2003 he was ranked 29th.


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Spiegel Online : On the Death of Ron Asheton: The Morning After the Acid Trip , January 7, 2009
  2. ^ New Musical Express : Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton found dead on January 6, 2009.
  3. 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Rolling Stone , December 18, 2015, accessed August 8, 2017 .
  4. 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time - David Fricke's Picks. Rolling Stone , December 2, 2010, accessed August 8, 2017 .