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Iggy Pop: James Williamson Is A 'Brutal' Guitarist

15th May 2013

Iggy Pop describes James Williamson as a ''brutal'' guitarist.The Stooges frontman notices distinctive differences between his bandmate's instrumental skills compared to original guitar player Ron Asheton, who passed away in 2009, and feels there is...

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Iggy Pop Writing New Tracks

2nd September 2011

Iggy Pop has been working on new songs with The Stooges.The 'Lust for Life' singer has been writing tracks with guitarist James Williamson, who played on the group's definitive 1973 album 'Raw Power' and rejoined...

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Iggy Pop Pays Tribute To Late The Stooges Guitarist

20th April 2011

Iggy Pop hushed the crowd at his band The Stooges' tribute show for late guitarist Ron Asheton on Tuesday night (19Apr11) to give his own heartfelt thanks to his late pal.The punk icon and his...

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The Stooges Promise Uplifting Tribute

15th April 2011

The Stooges promise they will pay an "uplifting" tribute to late guitarist Ron Asheton next week.The band - led by vocalist Iggy Pop - will perform a belated tribute show to the guitarist, who passed...

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Williamson Rejoins The Stooges To Replace Asheton

5th September 2009

IGGY POP has revamped his band THE STOOGES by inviting former guitarist JAMES WILLIAMSON to join a reunion following the death of RON ASHETON.Williamson, who hasn't performed since The Stooges split in 1974, was considering...

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Pop Plans To Push On With The Stooges

22nd May 2009

IGGY POP is considering reteaming with guitarist JAMES WILLIAMSON as THE STOOGES' potential replacement for late rocker RON ASHETON. Asheton, 60, died from a heart attack on 6 January (09) - just months after reconciling with...

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Asheton To Be Honoured At Detroit Music Awards

1st April 2009

Late THE STOOGES rocker RON ASHETON will be the focus of a tribute at the Detroit Music Awards in Michigan next month (Apr09). The guitarist, 60, reportedly died from a heart attack on 6 January (09)...

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Jones To Join The Stooges?

5th February 2009

British punk icon STEVE JONES has offered his services to IGGY POP as the LUST FOR LIFE hitmaker contemplates life after the death of THE STOOGES guitarist RON ASHETON. Asheton, 60, reportedly died from a heart...

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Matlock And Gillespie Add To Asheton Tributes

8th January 2009

SEX PISTOLS guitarist GLEN MATLOCK and PRIMAL SCREAM frontman BOBBY GILLESPIE are the latest rockers to pay tribute to THE STOOGES star RON ASHETON, who died on Tuesday (06Jan09). The 60-year-old's body was discovered by...

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The Stooges Lead Tributes To Late Asheton

6th January 2009

IGGY POP and the remaining members of THE STOOGES have paid tribute to late guitarist RON ASHETON after he was found dead at his Michigan home on Tuesday (06Jan09). The 60-year-old's body was discovered by...

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The Stooges' Asheton Found Dead

6th January 2009

THE STOOGES guitarist RON ASHETON has been found dead at his Michigan home at the age of 60. The rocker's personal assistant contacted police on Monday (05Jan09) night after failing to reach the star for...

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