I know I'm about a month late when I read it in the Rolling Stone. What can I say, I live in a cave. "SHIT!" that's what I said as I turned to the page with Iggy Pop's tribute on it late last night--effectively waking my roommate.
This is really bad news. I've seen the Stooges 4 times now. In fact, I just saw them a few months ago. I don't think I willingly passed up an single opportunity to see them live. From 1969 and up ALL of the generations of rock music I listen to are all inherently influenced by Ron's guitar playing--myself included.
Even with his minimalistic playing I was never happy with the results when covering a song like No Fun. Perhaps I have to hit the other A chord.
No one did it better and no one ever will.