5.30.2013

PREMIERING IN ANN ARBOR AND DETROIT: A TRIBUTE TO RON ASHETON FILM


This is the documentary that was shot of the Stooges and friends concert here at the Michigan in 2011. It is playing at the Opening Night of Cinetopia Film Festival at the Michigan on Thurs. June 6 and then again at the Detroit Film Theatre at the Detroit Institute of Art on Sun. June 9. Check it out at www.cinetopiafestival.org


It was April 19, 2011 when Iggy and the Stooges returned to Ann Arbor to play for the Ron Asheton Foundation. Ron the legendary lead guitarist with the Stooges was a huge animal lover and his foundation supports animals in need.

My friend Photographer Heather Harris sent me tickets and she flew in from Los Angeles to photograph this show.  It was such a huge event! The Michigan Theater was packed and my seats were dangerously close to the stage!

It was very exciting to finally see Iggy and the Stooges again after so many years.  Sad too as Ron was noticeably absent from the stage.  Our mutual friend Guitarist Deniz Tek filled in for Ron on 4 songs.

Deniz wrote me that he was still on a "high" even the next day. He said he didn't sleep that night.  Deniz was very close friends with Ron Asheton so this Memorial was very dear to his heart.


Recorded live at the Michigan Theater, this heartfelt tribute/celebration of Stooge guitarist Ron Asheton’s life and music featured Iggy and the Stooges, Henry Rollins, and guest guitarist Deniz Tek (Radio Birdman). Includes a string section on a few Stooges classics! All profits from the sale of the DVD go to the Ron Asheton Foundation which supports animal welfare and music.



Track Listing

I Got a Right (with Henry Rollins)
Raw Power
Search and Destroy
Gimme Danger
Shake Appeal
1970
L.A. Blues
Night Theme
Beyond the Law
Fun House
Open Up And Bleed
Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell
I Wanna Be Your Dog
TV Eye 
Loose
Dirt
Real Cool Time
Iggy’s Speech
Ron’s Tune
No Fun

Featuring Deniz Tek on guest guitar
Hosted by Henry Rollins (also sings on ‘I Got A Right’)
String section on some Stooges classics
All proceeds go to the Ron Asheton Foundation

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