Tag Archives: The Stooges

Monday Music News

In sad news, drummer Scott Asheton, a.k.a. “Rock Action” Asheton, of The Stooges passed away over the weekend at the age of 64. Along with his brother, guitarist Ron Asheton, he helped form the influential punk band in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1967. In a statement on the band’s Facebook page, frontman Iggy Pop said:Read more...

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Monday News Mash-Up

Time for a reunion we can all get behind: Iggy Pop and Jim Jarmusch. Jarmusch and Pop are working on a documentary of Pop’s career but any promise of a quick turn-around has been quashed by Jarmusch, who merely dropped the project in passing to Pitchfork, calling it a “long-term documentary project.”

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Thursday News Threads

Ron Asheton, the guitarist for the Stooges, has passed away unexpectedly, from what appear to be natural causes. He was 60. Asheton’s raw, driving sound helped to define the protopunk band, and the bold precedent he set helped to spawn -- in the words of Pitchfork’s Stuart Berman -- “every guitar-based subgenre you’ll find inRead more...

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