Ron Asheton, Stooges guitarist, R.I.P.

 The scope of his influence is larger than most realize. His sound was unmistakable; like a rusty dagger ripping through his guitar strings. He defined the Stooges psych/garage aural assault. Since The Stooges reformed several years ago, I've been hoping that I would get a chance to see this reconstituted power house; but alas, that day will not happen. Rest in peace, dear Ron; I'll play extra loud for you this weekend.

The Stooges - T.V. Eye (live 2004)

Ron Asheton, the legendary guitarist for The Stooges, has passed away. There really isn't much more that needs to be said. Ron was a guitar god in the eyes of those who had rejected the conventional, mainstream guitar gods (Clapton, Hendrix, Page, ect).

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