martes, 6 de enero de 2009

Ron Asheton (The Stooges), RIP

Apenas un año después de la noticia del lanzamiento de la nueva Ron Asheton Signature guitar (que se cumple mañana) nos enteramos de la muerte de Ron Asheton, el que fuera guitarrista de The Stooges, el grupo en el que se iniciara Iggy Pop.



We are shocked and shaken by the news of Ron’s death. He was a great friend, brother, musician, trooper. Irreplaceable. He will be missed.

For all that knew him behind the façade of Mr Cool & Quirky, he was a kind-hearted, genuine, warm person who always believed that people meant well even if they did not.

As a musician Ron was The Guitar God, idol to follow and inspire others. That is how he will be remembered by people who had a great pleasure to work with him, learn from him and share good and bad times with him.

Iggy, Scott, Steve, Mike and Crew
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I am in shock. He was my best friend.Iggy Pop

Speaking to Billboard.com, MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer remembered Asheton as "unique amongst rock guitarists. He had his own take on what the electric guitar was all about. He was one of the guys that understood that you not only play the guitar but you play the amp, too. He was into the sound of the guitar -- the sound was almost more important than the notes. He had a real visceral, raw expression."
Imprescindible (a must see):

To pay tribute, here are five of Asheton's finest moments, and why they still matter. RIP big man.
Rolling Stone
Billboard
New Musical Express
Bravewords
La Vanguardia
Blabbermouth
Total Guitar
ABC
El Mundo

I wanna be your dog



R.I.P. Ron


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