L.A. PAYS TRIBUTE TO ASHETON

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If you happen to be in Los Angeles next week -- and looking outside my window at the moment, it's probably not such a bad idea -- you may want to stop by the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood on Wednesday night, January 13th, when the musical denizens of that fair city finally pay tribute to one of our own.To commemorate the one-year anniversary of Ron Asheton's death (hard to believe it's been an entire year!), friends, family and fans will gather at the Roxy for the "Jam For Ron Asheton — A Tribute to the Late Guitarist of The Stooges."

Organized by Leanna Asheton, Ron’s 18 year-old niece, the evening will feature performances by Blondie's Clem Burke, Derek Stanton, D-Town's own Circus Boy and Night Horse. A massive jam session with Scott Asheton, Mike Watt and Steve Mackay of the Stooges, Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Jesse Hughes (Eagles of Death Metal) and many others not yet announced will close out the night. Ron, of course, was an avid animal lover, so proceeds from the evening will go to the Los Angeles Animal Welfare Trust Fund.

Tickets are available for $20 at www.theroxyonsunset.com

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