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R.I.P. Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton

As you Stooges fans out there may have already heard or read elsewhere, guitarist Ron Asheton was found dead at his home in Ann Arbor, Michigan last night. Read the Rolling Stone report here.

Sad news for sure, but I’m glad that I at least had the privilege of catching up with Ron before the Stooges’ comeback tour brought the infamous and highly influential outfit to Seattle in 2007. Click here to listen to what he had to say on that day about his band’s legacy, being a musical outsider and hooking

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What are the greatest punk albums of all time?

The Sex Pistols’ “Never Mind the Bollocks” turns 30 later this month. And that got me to thinking. Besides that obvious choice, what are the greatest punk albums of all time? Discuss.


Who else can’t wait for the Joy Division movie?

God, I can’t wait for Anton Corbijn’s Joy Division flick, “Control,” based on that clip. (Sorry about the titles, but the English version wouldn’t let me embed.) It stars Sam Riley, who had a bit part in “24 Hour Party People,” a flick about Joy Division’s label, Factory Records. And early reports are that he’s spot on as tortured lead singer Ian Curtis, who hung himself in 1980.

Regarding the authenticity of the forthcoming (due in October) Joy Division and New Order’s Bernard Sumner tells Rolling Stone, “I think Peter [bassist Hook]

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