Ron Asheton life and biography

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Ron Asheton biography

Date of birth : 1948-07-17
Date of death : 2009-01-06
Birthplace : Washington D.C., U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Famous Figures
Last modified : 2012-01-12
Credited as : Songwriter, Guitarist, The Stooges band

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Ronald Frank Asheton was an American guitarist and co-songwriter with Iggy Pop for the rock band The Stooges. Asheton is ranked as number 60 on Rolling Stone's list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

Apart from The Stooges, Asheton also played in the bands The New Order (not the UK band New Order), Destroy All Monsters, Dark Carnival, New Race and The Empty Set.

More recently he played with The Wylde Ratttz, a band composed of some of punk and alt-rock's most renowned and respected musicians. The band included Mike Watt of the Minutemen, J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr., Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, and Mark Arm of Mudhoney. It contributed a cover version of the Stooges song "T.V. Eye" to the soundtrack for the Todd Haynes film Velvet Goldmine, which starred Ewan McGregor and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

Asheton also acted, appearing with The Texas Chain Saw Massacre star Gunnar Hansen in Mosquito, which was released 1995. He also appeared in two other films: Frostbiter: Wrath of the Wendigo and Legion of the Night.

Asheton was found dead in his bed by police at his home in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the early hours of January 6, 2009, apparently having died of a heart attack a couple of days earlier. Police were summoned to Asheton's house by his personal assistant, who had been unable to reach him for several days.Sonic Youth's album The Eternal is dedicated to him.

With the Stooges:
-The Stooges (1969)
-Fun House (1970)
-Raw Power (1973)
-The Weirdness (2007)

With The New Order:
-New Order (1977)
-Victim Of Circumstance (1989)
-Declaration of War (1990)

With Destroy All Monsters:
-November 22nd 1963 (1989)
-Bored (1999) - recorded in 1978

With New Race:
-The First and Last (1982)
-The First To Pay (1989)
-The Second Wave (1990)

With Dark Carnival:
-Live - Welcome to Show Business (1990)
-Greatest Show in Detroit (1991)
-Last Great Ride (1996)
-HOTBOX Greatest Hits 6 Disc set (2006)

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