It was a shock to hear of the untimely passing of Robert Matheu, photographer and friend of The Stooges. Heartfelt condolences to his family.
Howl! Happening is presenting Stooge, a feature-length documentary film about Iggy Pop’s number one fan. The free screening is followed by a discussion with director Madeleine Farley and co-producers Stephen Smith and Martin Kloiber. For more details, visit HowlArts.org.
Remembering Scott Asheton.
The Stooges legendary guitarist Ron Asheton would be turning 70 on July 17. That night in his former hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan, a very impressive cast of musicians will pay tribute to him at The Blind Pig. The singers and musicians include Mike Watt of the Minutemen (and Ron’s former Stooges band-mate), J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. (who played with both Ron and Scott Asheton), Kim Gordon from Sonic Youth, Jennifer Herrema of Royal Trux, Mario Rubalcaba from Off!, Johnny Evans of The Howling Diablos, Mudhoney’s Mark Arm, and Gumball’s Don Fleming (both Mark and Don played with Ron in The Wylde Ratttz.) These fellow band mates and very special guests will be performing songs from The Stooges and Funhouse.
The show is being produced by the Ron Asheton Foundation, with proceeds from the show going to the Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The foundation continues the personal style of charity work that Ron spent so many years quietly doing for abused, abandoned and orphaned animals in the Ann Arbor community where he had such strong ties. Since 2011 The Ron Asheton Foundation has granted nearly $40,000 to organizations including the Humane Society of Huron Valley, Animal Welfare League NSW, Anjellicle Cats Rescue, and the Alcona Humane Society.
45 years ago today Raw Power was released! February 7, 1973
It would’ve been Steve’s birthday today.
We salute Rock Action today!