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The Stooges’ homecoming/tribute concert, April: Around 1,700 people showed up to hear punk rock pioneers Iggy Pop and the Stooges play a benefit concert in honor of their late bandmate Ron Asheton at the Michigan Theater in April. The raw power of Iggy Pop and band provided a double dose of musical nostalgia and solid musicianship, charging through their hits while offering a heartfelt tribute to one of Ann Arbor’s overlooked musical heroes. (One AnnArbor.com writer wrote, “I’ll never forget watching everyone run up on stage. It’s the wildest ‘party’ at the Michigan Theater I’ve ever attended.”) In a remarkable turn, it was the first of a two-part homecoming by the two Ann Arbor-bred acts who have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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