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Exclusive Photos And More From Iggy And The Stooges Concert Tribute To Ron Asheton

Exclusive Photos And More From Iggy And The Stooges Concert Tribute To Ron Asheton

Here are exclusive pictures from last night’s Ron Asheton tribute concert, photographed by David Dominic, Jr. In a review of the show, AnnArbor.com wrote: “Security must have had a collective coronary when Pop invited the crowd to “get on stage and dance with The Stooges.” What looked like a couple of hundred people took advantage of the opportunity and rushed up front. It was a mob scene where pure anarchy seemed to reign … The show was LOUD. There were some 30 speakers aimed at the crowd, not including the onstage monitors. Raw power indeed.”

Ron Asheton Tribute

Just before the show ended, Pop sat down on the edge of the stage and reminisced about Asheton as he and guitarist James Williamson performed a special acoustic tribute song. “I have to thank Ron for Iggy,” he said. “When I wanted to start a band, Ron was the first guy who would get behind me. … He had a gift, sort of a charm — his compositions were very simple but very memorable.”

Ron Asheton Tribute

Ron Asheton Tribute

Ron Asheton Tribute

Ron Asheton Tribute

Ron Asheton Tribute

Ron Asheton Tribute

Pop also expressed his appreciation to the audience, and Stooges’ fans in general. “Thanks for showing up … thanks for giving me a life,” he added.

Read more at AnnArbor.com