Ron Asheton


Ron Asheton

Infobox musical artist
Name = Ron Asheton


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Background = non_vocal_instrumentalist
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Born = birth date and age|1948|7|17
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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Instrument = Guitar, Bass, Accordion
Genre = Protopunk, Garage rock, Hard rock, Psychedelic rock, Punk rock, Heavy metal
Occupation = Musician, Songwriter, Guitarist, Actor
Years_active = 1963 - present
Label = Elektra, Columbia, Virgin
Associated_acts = The Stooges, The New Order, Destroy All Monsters, New Race, Dark Carnival
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Ron Asheton (b. July 17, 1948 in Ann Arbor, Michigan) is guitarist and co-songwriter with Iggy Pop for the rock band The Stooges for their first two albums, and later appeared as bassist for their third, "Raw Power", when he was replaced in both instrument and songwriting prominence by The Stooges' new guitar player, James Williamson. However, with the Stooges reformed, he once again appears as the band's guitarist.

Apart from The Stooges, Asheton also played in the bands The New Order (not the UK band of the same name), Destroy All Monsters, New Race, and more recently with Mike Watt, J. Mascis (of Dinosaur Jr.), Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth and Mark Arm of Mudhoney among others (as The Wylde Ratttz), on the soundtrack for the Todd Haynes film "Velvet Goldmine", which starred Ewan McGregor and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Asheton has also done some acting appearing with "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" star Gunnar Hansen in "Mosquito" which came out in 1995 as well as in two other films, "" and "Legion of the Night".

Ron Asheton already had five years practicing the accordion behind him when he began playing guitar while he was ten.

He is ranked as number 29 on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. [ [http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/5937559/the_100_greatest_guitarists_of_all_time 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time] ]

Discography

With the Stooges

Official studio albums

* "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)

With the Empty Set

* "Thin, Slim & None/Flunkie" (1996)

With The Powertrane

* "Ann Arbor Revival Meeting" (2003)

Others

* He is credited for having given a hand in the process of writing of the song "Hit Them Again" on the album Radios Appear (1977) by Radio Birdman
* one track that can be heard at the end of the movie Mosquito
* some tracks had been recorded for the original score of the movie "Velvet Goldmine", but only one song was featured on the soundtrack (1998)
* one track on "Beyond Cyberpunk" (2001)

References

External links

* [http://www.ronasheton.com/ Official Site]
* Perfect Sound Forever Interview With Ron Asheton [http://www.furious.com/perfect/ronasheton.html Interview]
* Interview With Ron Asheton At The I-94 Bar [http://www.i94bar.com/ints/asheton1.html Interview]
* [http://suicidegirls.com/interviews/Iggy+and+the+Stooges%3A+An+Interview+With+Ron+Asheton/ SuicideGirls Interview with Ron Asheton (2007)]
* [http://www.nndb.com/people/893/000118539/ Profile] at NNDB.com


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