To say that Minneapolis writer and musician (and City Pages vet) Jim Walsh has a special connection with the Replacements is a massive understatement. Walsh literally grew up with the band, sharing in their legendary hijinks and witnessing countless shows during their ten-year run as one of our most ... More >>
Throughout 2013, the reunited Replacements and their friends have put out a series of limited-edition 7-inch records to raise funds for their pal Slim Dunlap. The Songs for Slim recordings came about after Dunlap -- former guitarist for the Replacements and star solo performer -- suffered a serious ... More >>
At Riot Fest in Toronto, the local legends had a swingin' reunion party
The ReplacementsRiot FestFort York, TorontoSunday, August 25, 2013Three decades ago, Paul Westerberg's opening lyrics from the Replacements' "I Will Dare" asked no one in particular "How young are you? How old am I?" Now 53, the rock star with a serious J.D. Salinger streak -- who emerged in a plaid ... More >>
With 22 years for us all to think about it, there are options galore for the Replacements' headlining performance at Riot Fest in Toronto on Sunday. Their first show since 1991 could revisit any number of segments of the band's past -- perhaps even their "Hayday." The settling of time has elevated t ... More >>
The iconic bar's owners, famous patrons, and hometown regulars remember the dive's best moments
Today is the day that longtime fans of the Replacements have been waiting anxiously for. At 10 a.m. Twin Cities time, 250 limited-edition copies of what the Songs For Slim website is calling "the first new Replacements release since 1990's All Shook Down," goes up for auction. The exclusive 10" viny ... More >>
As the excitement continues to build around the Replacements' new benefit EP, Songs For Slim, more information about the project continues to filter out. In addition to the full track-listing for the EP as well as the Chris Mars designed album art (featured above), details have also emerged about wh ... More >>
When musicians become directors, they should be required to start by making short films. Such legislation might have saved us from the feature-length cinematic sadism inflicted upon us by David Byrne, Fred Durst and John Doofus Mellencamp. Chris Mars, former drummer of the irreplaceable Replacements ... More >>
Paul Westerberg recently confirmed that he and Tommy Stinson reunited as the Replacements to record four covers for a benefit EP to help their pal Slim Dunlap. A longer interview with Rolling Stone has emerged today, and included in the details is some updated news about the condition of Dunlap, who ... More >>
After six years apart, the Replacements' singer-guitarist Paul Westerberg and bassist Tommy Stinson have officially reunited. As tipped back in June, when Stinson said the old bandmates were working on a track together, the plan has expanded into a limited edition 10-inch vinyl EP, according to Roll ... More >>
Related: Chris Mars records new song to benefit Slim DunlapBrief, but exciting news for fans of Replacements reunion conspiracies: Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson are working on a song together. Similar to the recent Chris Mars single, these two 'Mats members are reuniting to rally for their old b ... More >>
Chris Mars, one of the founding members of the Replacements, has been rather quiet musically over the last decade and a half, preferring instead to dedicate his artistic talents to his paintings rather than his music. But the persistent health struggles of former bandmate Bob 'Slim' Dunlap has caus ... More >>
Stinson: "I haven't changed where I come from or how I got there"
T.V.B.C in 2011: Freddy Votel, Adam Linz, Paul MetzgerThere are really just two types of music people in the Twin Cities.There are those that undyingly love the band T.V.B.C. completely with every essence and fiber of their soul after first hearing the band sometime since they started back in 198 ... More >>
While everyone may be as giddy as schoolboys (in schoolgirl dresses) to be at tonight's Replacements tribute show at First Avenue and Seventh Street Entry, former drummer of the band Chris Mars is more likely to be stretching canvas, gesso-ing board or putting the finishing details on another ... More >>
See Prince's Purple Rain suit and the original First Avenue light board
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