Iggy Pop, on his website : „I am in shock. He was my best friend.“
Ron Asheton, the guitarist and bassist with The Stooges (one of my favorites in younger years), has been found dead on January 6. He was 60. Guitarist’s body undiscovered at home ‚for several days‘ say police and died on a heart attack.
Asheton was a founder member of The Stooges, along with his brother (and drummer) Scott Asheton, Dave Alexander (bass) and frontman Iggy Pop.
Ranked as Number 29 on Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time‘, Asheton played the seminal riffs on Stooges‘ classics including ‚No Fun‘, ‚Down On The Street‘, and ‚I Wanna Be Your Dog‘. He switched to the bass guitar for The Stooges third album, ‚Raw Power‘ (1973).