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    Tue, 06 Jan 2009 16:03:49

    Police Find Dead Stooges Guitarist - One of the Asheton brothers

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    Ron Asheton, the Stooges' legendary guitarist, was found dead in his Ann Arbor home this morning. According to the Ann Arbor News, police discovered Asheton's body after his personal assistant called, saying he couldn't reach Asheton. While the cause of his death is unclear at this point, Asheton reportedly died days ago. He was 60.

    As one of the founding members of the Stooges, Asheton played on such seminal albums as Fun House and Raw Power. He returned to the quartet in 2003, playing on Iggy Pop's Skull Ring LP and the band's reunion record, The Weirdness. Over the years, he also played in Destroy All Monsters and New Race.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    01.06.09



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