I met and knew Ron from his days in Destroy All Monsters along with MC5 Bass player Michael Davis. The 'Monsters' used to rehearse at a house I rented with friends in Ann Arbor. Our band The State would open up for them at the Nectarine Ballroom, the VFW Hall and a few other places in the metro-Detroit area.
Ron taught this aspiring young guitar player a few riffs which only years later that I realize how special it was to hang out with those guys. He talked alot with us about the first 2 albums: The Stooges & Funhouse, was cranky (at Bowie) about Raw Power but over all a great guy who spent time teaching some of us finer guitar style points.
It was gratifying to see him finally get recognition when the Stooges reformed and that they sold-out concerts across the states and Europe.
After watching others make money off of Stooges bootlegs for decades, Ron finally, got the applause of the audience ( & hopefully some $$$) for all of those great songs, awesome guitar riffs, and another generation finally got to see The Stooges.
So long Buddy, and thanks.