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    Ron Asheton 1948-2009

    January 7th, 2009

    All Tomorrow's Parties 2003 - The Stooges.
    All Tomorrow’s Parties 2003 at Long Beach, California.

    Ron Asheton, guitarist in proto-punk band The Stooges, passed away on January 6, 2009 at age 60. He first appeared on Earth on July 17, 1948, and ignited The Stooges with his brother Scott Asheton, Iggy Pop and Dave Alexander in 1967. They recorded three wild albums–The Stooges, Fun House and Raw Power–and went on to inspire generations of punk bands. The group broke apart like a fiery, doomed aircraft in 1974–only to miraculously rise from the dead three decades later in 2003. The reunion went so well that they recorded one more album called The Weirdness. Ron Asheton: Gone but never forgotten.

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    All Tomorrow’s Parties 2003

    January 7th, 2009

    The Queen Mary
    Long Beach, California
    November 8-9, 2003

    This is the full gallery to accompany the original All Tomorrow’s Parties 2003 article.

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    All Tomorrow’s Parties 2003

    October 28th, 2008

    All Tomorrow's Parties 2003 - Blackheart Procession.
    The Black Heart Procession.

    The Queen Mary
    Long Beach, California
    November 8-9, 2003

    As I write this in October 2008, half a decade after the fact, my memories of this event are not fuzzy at all! It’s just that most of them have slowly evaporated up into Earth orbit and eventually found their way inside the infinite cloud of cosmic background radiation. All Tomorrow’s Parties 2003 was a full-on, weekend-long musical event chock-full of full afternoons and evenings of bands galore. Since there were two stages set up–one inside the ship itself and the other outside in a park about a quarter mile away–it was impossible to catch everyone who played.

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