Forgotten Psychedelic Stooges: The Path of Ron Asheton

Published by: Brandon Withey

Sometimes it pays to take a moment to recognize the lesser known members of world changing bands and musical groups. Ron Asheton was one such figure, closely associated with Iggy Pop in the days of his youth he was the lead guitarist, bass player, actor, and song writer for the band The Stooges. Originally the Stooges consisted of Ron, Iggy, and Ron’s brother Scott, along with Dave Alexander, a bassist of some note.

Here we take a moment to commemorate another fallen musician, as Ron passed from the world in January of 2009. Come with us as we take a moment to memorialize the life of this amazing avant-gard guitarist and punk musician.

Ron Asheton

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