Stooges Guitarist Dead
Ron Asheton, the guitar player for the Stooges is dead at age 60.
An infliential guitar player. A founder of the American punk movement. Asheton, was found on his couch and appeared to have been dead for several days. Foul Play is not expected in the unexpected death.
According to to Wikipedia: The Stooges are an American rock band that were first active from 1967 to 1974, then reformed in 2003. The Stooges sold few records in their original incarnation and often performed for indifferent or hostile audiences. Nevertheless, The Stooges are widely regarded as instrumental in the rise of punk rock, as well as influential to alternative rock and heavy metal.
The Stooges have been nominated for possible 2009 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Maybe the Rock and Roll hall of fame will do something important this year.