Facebook R&B crooner Mario has been relatively quiet on the music front for…
- Posted on Dec 16th 2009 7:12AM by Julian Marszalek
Having been reunited with 'Raw Power'- era guitarist James Williamson for the first time in 30 years, the pair have started putting a few ideas together, including a track that's been written in tribute to their late guitarist and founder member Ron Asheton.
Pop told Rolling Stone, "We already wrote one called 'Pain in the Ass,' so we got that and were thinking about writing a B-side and sticking out a street single. We had a beautiful piece, an acoustic piece that we wrote and didn't play for anyone, about Ron's passing."
He added: "I don't know if I wanna make that one public or not."
Pop also revealed that Williamson had decided to re-enter the music world now that he was facing retirement from the electronics industry that he'd been involved in since the 1980s:
"[Williamson] said, 'Look I'm about to retire next year... rather than buy a Winnebago, I thought I might go out and do some rock & roll.' So it started like that."
The reformed Stooges released a new studio album, 'The Weirdness' -- their first since 1973's 'Raw Power' -- in 2007. Guitarist Ron Asheton died of a heart attack earlier this year aged 60.