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Ron Asheton

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Like a founding person in the legendary Stooges, guitarist Ron Asheton forever changed the facial skin of rock and roll & move, his raw, primordial riffs presaging the rise of punk by way of a 10 years. Created July 17, 1948, in Washington, D.C., he first surfaced within the teenager music group the Dirty Shames just before becoming a member of the Iggy Pop-led Stooges in 1967; the Ann Arbor, MI-based group produced its live debut on Halloween of this year, earning instant notoriety because of its frighteningly intense live existence and blistering, primitivist audio. Although celebrated using underground circles, the music group — also including Asheton’s drummer sibling Scott and bassist Dave Alexander — was usually nearly universally reviled, but nonetheless was agreed upon by Elektra to record its self-titled 1969 debut LP; the record sold badly, as do its successors (1970’s Fun Home and 1973’s Fresh Power), however the Stooges’ long-term influence was incalculable — in place, their intense, take-no-prisoners approach laid the groundwork for the introduction of punk. Following the Stooges disintegrated within the wake of Fresh Power’s commercial failing, the Asheton siblings produced the short-lived New Purchase, issuing a self-titled LP on RCA in 1978; Ron following surfaced within the famous Detroit cult clothing Destroy All Monsters, who have been briefly darlings from the United kingdom music press on the effectiveness of punk-era singles like “Tired” and “Meet up with the Creeper.” In 1981, he became a member of ex-Radio Birdman associates Deniz Tek and Rob Younger within their underground supergroup the brand new Race, documenting the live LP THE VERY FIRST as well as the Last; tranquil for the better area of the 10 years that implemented, Asheton came back to energetic musical duty through the middle-’90s, documenting Thin, Slim & non-e using the Clear Established while also teaming with fellow Destroy All Monsters alum Niagara release a THE FINAL Great Ride beneath the name Dark Carnival. He also teamed with Mudhoney’s Tag Arm, Mike Watt, and Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and Steve Shelley within the one-off task the Wilde Rattz, documenting a small number of monitors for 1998’s glam rock-era film play Velvet Goldmine. The Stooges, including Asheton on electric guitar, reunited in the first 2000s, touring thoroughly and releasing a fresh studio record, The Weirdness, in 2007. Asheton was discovered inactive in his Ann Arbor house on January 6, 2009, having passed away of an obvious heart attack many days earlier.

Quick Facts


Full Name Ron Asheton
Died January 6, 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Profession Actor, Guitarist, Songwriter
Nationality American
Siblings Scott Asheton
Music Groups The Stooges, Destroy All Monsters, The New Order
Music Songs I Wanna Be Your Dog, Search and Destroy, Down On the Street, No Fun, I Need Somebody, T.V. Eye, Dirt, Little Doll, Shake Appeal, Gimme Danger, Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell, Real Cool Time, L.A. Blues, We Will Fall, I'm Sick Of You, Death Trip, I Got A Right, 1970, Louie Louie, Cock In My Pocket, Raw Power, Open Up and Bleed, Loose, Not Right, My Girl Hates My Heroin, Ann, See That Cat, Tight Pants, I Feel Alright, 1969, My Idea of Fun, Asthma Attack
Albums The Stooges, Fun House, Raw Power, Metallic K.O., I'm Sick of You!, Rough Power, Open Up and Bleed, 1970: The Complete Fun House Sessions, Telluric Chaos, The Weirdness, No Fun, Live at Whiskey A Go-Go
Movies Gimme Danger, Frostbiter: Wrath of the Wendigo, Mosquito, Hellmaster, Iggy and the Stooges: Escaped Maniacs, Legion of the Night


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1 New York-based alternative rock band Sonic Youth dedicated their 16th album, "The Eternal", to him.
2 Brother of Stooges' drummer Scott Asheton.
3 Former guitarist and bassist for 'the Stooges'.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gimme Danger 2016 Documentary performer: "Down On The Street" - as Ronald Asheton / writer: "Asthma Attack", "I Wanna Be Your Dog Cale Mix", "I Wanna Be Your Dog", "T.V. Eye", "L.A. Blues", "No Fun", "Dirt", "Fun House", "What You Gonna Do?", "1970", "Lost In The Future", "Ann", "Not Right", "Down on the Take" Take 6/Take 15, "We Will Fall", "Loose", ""Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell", "Down On The Street", "Little Doll", "Real Cool Time", "1969" - as Ronald Asheton / writer: "November 22, 1963"
Iggy Pop: Les nuits de Fourvière 17.07.2015 2015 TV Movie writer: "No Fun", "I Wanna Be Your Dog", "Skull Ring", "1969", "Down on the Street"
Far Out 2015 writer: "I'm Sick Of You", "Real Cool Time", "Loose", "T.V. Eye"
Battlefield Hardline 2015 Video Game writer: "Down On The Street" - as Ronald Asheton
The Diary of a Teenage Girl 2015 writer: "Down on the Street" - as Ronald Asheton
Predestination 2014/I writer: "1970 I Feel Alright" - as Ronald Asheton
CBGB 2013 writer: "1969", "I Wanna Be Your Dog", "Dirt"
The Three Stooges 2012 writer: "3 Stooges"
Metal Evolution 2011 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Faster 2010 writer: "I Wanna Be Your Dog" - as Ronald Asheton
The Runaways 2010 writer: "I Wanna Be Your Dog"
Suck 2009 writer: "T.V.Eye" - as Ronald Asheton
Bustin' Down the Door 2009 Documentary writer: "Down on the Street"
Transporter 3 2008 writer: "I Wanna Be Your Dog" - as Ronald Asheton
De wereld draait door 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
There'll Always Be an England 2008 Video writer: "No Fun"
Grand Theft Auto IV 2008 Video Game writer: "I Wanna Be Your Dog"
Flicker 2008 Documentary writer: "I Wanna Be Your Dog"
Skins 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Halloween 2007 writer: "1969 Live"
How I Met Your Mother 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Eight Miles High 2007 writer: "We Will Fall" - as R. Asheton
Smokin' Aces 2006 writer: "Down On The Street" - as Ronald Asheton
Sleeping Dogs Lie 2006/I writer: "I Wanna Be Your Dog"
Coachella 2006 Video documentary writer: "I Wanna Be Your Dog" - as Ronald Asheton
I'm Going to Tell You a Secret 2005 Documentary writer: "Dirt"
Bang Bang Orangutang 2005 writer: "Dirt", "I Wanna Be Your Dog"
Lords of Dogtown 2005 writer: "Loose", "T.V. Eye" - as Ronald Asheton
House of Wax 2005 writer: "Dirt"
Narco 2004 writer: "I Wanna Be Your Dog"
Friday Night Lights 2004 writer: "I Wanna Be Your Dog" - as Ronald Asheton
Let's Rock Again! 2004 Documentary writer: "1969" - as Ronald Asheton
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 2004 Video Game writer: "1970" - as Ron Aheton
Real Wild Child: Joan Jett Music Video Anthology 2003 Video writer: "I Wanna Be Your Dog"
School of Rock 2003 "T.V. Eye"
Coffee and Cigarettes 2003 writer: "Down on the Street" - as R. Asheton
Prey for Rock & Roll 2003 writer: "I Wanna Be Your Dog"
End of the Century 2003 Documentary writer: "No Fun", "Down on the Street" - as Ronald Asheton
Vietcong 2002 Video Game writer: "I Wanna Be Your Dog"
24 Hour Party People 2002 writer: "No Fun"
Knockaround Guys 2001 writer: "Down on the Street" - as Ronald Asheton
Dogtown and Z-Boys 2001 Documentary writer: "I Wanna Be Your Dog" - as Ronald Asheton
The Filth and the Fury 2000 Documentary writer: "No Fun" - as Asheton
SLC Punk! 1998 writer: "1969", "Little Doll", "We Will Fall" - as Ronald Asheton
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 1998 writer: "I Wanna Be Your Dog"
Velvet Goldmine 1998 writer: "My Unclean" / writer: "T.V. Eye" - as Ronald Asheton
The Crow: City of Angels 1996 writer: "I Wanna Be Your Dog" - as R. Asheton
Wendigo 1995 performer: "Bitchin' Babes"
Mosquito 1995 "Stinger Up Yours" / performer: "Stinger Up Yours"
Just One of the Guys 1985 writer: "Down on the Street"
The London Weekend Show 1976 TV Series writer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Legion of the Night 1995 Russell
Wendigo 1995 Gary
Mosquito 1995 Hendricks the Park Ranger
Hellmaster 1992 Mama Jones
The Carrier 1988 Peter

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gimme Danger 2016 Documentary Himself
The Story of the Guitar 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
The Henry Rollins Show 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
The South Bank Show 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Iggy & the Stooges: Live in Detroit 2004 Video Himself
D.I.Y. or Die: How to Survive as an Independent Artist 2002 Documentary Himself - Interviewee
Behind the Music 1999 TV Series documentary Himself

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