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    September 9, 2014

    The Replacements perform "Alex Chilton" on The Tonight Show

    The Replacements made a huge splash on Tuesday evening's The Tonight Show. Leading up to this week's first Twin Cities show in 23 years, and a big concert in Queens at the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, the guys busted through "Alex Chilton" with poise. Announced just last week, the performance marks ... More >>

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    September 5, 2014

    The Replacements to play The Tonight Show

    The Replacements are getting another chance at TV glory over at NBC next week. After famously being banned from Saturday Night Live nearly two three decades ago, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon will welcome Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson, and their newer recruits -- including Green Day's ... More >>

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    April 24, 2014

    The Replacements Midway poster inspired by classic Twins logo

    The news crept out last night that the Replacements are playing their first hometown gig in 23 years on September 13. Since the show is at Midway Stadium, home of the St. Paul Saints, it's no surprise that the guys decided upon on some classic baseball imagery to promote the show.See also:The Replac ... More >>

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    April 23, 2014

    The Replacements to play Midway Stadium in September

    After 23 years away, the Replacements have a new Twin Cities date on the calendar.Last year, Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson returned to the stage with guitarist David Minehan and drummer Josh Freese for three Riot Fest dates in Toronto, Chicago, and Denver, and they just launched a series of 2014 ... More >>

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    April 7, 2014

    The Replacements rehearse "Can't Hardly Wait" in the studio [VIDEO]

    The Replacements are back at work. As the festival season approaches, Paul Westerberg, Tommy Stinson, and the rest of the guys are content to post short videos to give us just a miniscule taste of what's to come.This time, according to Stereogum it's at legendary L.A. studio Sound City. You can make ... More >>

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    February 20, 2014

    Best Twin Cities music photographers 2014 finalist: Steven Cohen

    Gimme Noise has selected 20 finalists in our Twin Cities music photographers 2014 showcase. Read all of the profiles here. Steven Cohen has a lengthy history of hunting for "the shot" in photo pits everywhere around the Twin Cities. His work is featured in City Pages and the Local Current Blog, and ... More >>

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    December 10, 2013

    The Replacements launch... web store and expanded website

    The local 'Mats fans had a lot of theories Friday when the mostly dormant Replacements Twitter account lit up. All it said was "Preparing to launch..." and that could've meant almost anything.Tommy Stinson's manager Ben Perlstein confirms that the launch at this point has to do with one particular t ... More >>

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    October 18, 2013

    First Avenue, Dylan's home, Stinson Roof among Rolling Stone landmarks

    For rock 'n' roll road trippers, Rolling Stone has assembled a list of spots around the country that are worth a peek. This is everything from Chess Records in Chicago to Hitsville U.S.A. in Detroit to the Park Hill Houses in Staten Island, where the Wu-Tang Clan formed.As you might expect, a trio o ... More >>

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    October 16, 2013

    The Replacements nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    If you talk to the locals, the Replacements are already hall of fame. The non-locals spoke up, though. Among the Class of 2014 nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- alongside Nirvana, KISS, N.W.A., Hall & Oates, among others -- you'll find a recently reformed band that came together ... More >>

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    September 23, 2013

    The Replacements at Riot Fest Denver, 9/21/13

    The ReplacementsRiot Fest, Denver, ColoradoSaturday, September 21, 2013Surely it wasn't lost on anyone when Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson came on stage wearing pink skirts and orange cowboy hats. The two were clearly nodding to the absence of Stinson's late brother Bob, who frequently perform ... More >>

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    September 22, 2013

    The Replacements end Riot Fest Denver set on hilarious note [VIDEO]

    As predicted, the Replacements decided to close out their three-show Riot Fest reunion in style. Well, sort of. In a knowing nod to founding guitarist and drag aficionado Bob Stinson, frontman Paul Westerberg and bassist Tommy Stinson dressed in pink skirts -- along with matching plaid western shirt ... More >>

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    August 28, 2013

    The Replacements break their 22-year live drought

    At Riot Fest in Toronto, the local legends had a swingin' reunion party

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    August 26, 2013

    The Replacements reunite at Riot Fest, 8/25/13

    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 >>

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    August 23, 2013

    Which songs must be on the Replacements reunion setlist?

    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 >>

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    August 22, 2013

    Replacements' Tommy Stinson visits Let it Be house

    After 20-some years, Tommy Stinson has returned to the house where he and his bandmates in the Replacements were photographed for the cover of Let it Be. As we noted earlier this week, the Stinsons' childhood home in Uptown has been a hallowed spot for 'Mats fans -- even house painters -- ever since ... More >>

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    August 19, 2013

    Tommy Stinson sings lead on Guns N' Roses leaked rarity "Going Down"

    Just in case you've forgotten, Tommy Stinson is a member of two iconic bands of the past half century. In addition to being the founding bassist of the Replacements, he also earns a steady living in Guns N' Roses. As the 'Mats finally reform this coming weekend at Riot Fest, here's a look at another ... More >>

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    August 17, 2013

    The Replacements' full band lineup finalized for Riot Fest shows

    There was no question that Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson were going to be part of the upcoming Replacements reunion shows to be staged at the three Riot Fests in the coming weeks. However, lead guitar and drums were up for grabs. On Friday, the Star Tribune's Chris Riemenschneider reported that ... More >>

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    May 3, 2013

    11 best ways CC Club regulars admitted to nights they couldn't remember

    For every tale that regulars past and present recollected for this week's cover story about the CC Club, there were a handful more that they couldn't remember.Some of these were simply lost to the intervening years: The story begins in the early 1970s, and many of the regulars included in it have be ... More >>

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    May 2, 2013

    Tommy Stinson, bassist for the Replacements, talks about the CC Club

    Tommy Stinson learned to play bass at age 11, and just a year later started strumming with the musicians, including his brother Bob, who would make up the Replacements. For this week's cover story on the CC Club, Stinson -- who now juggles multiple projects, including solo albums like 2011's "One Ma ... More >>

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    May 1, 2013

    The CC Club: An oral history

    The iconic bar's owners, famous patrons, and hometown regulars remember the dive's best moments

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    May 1, 2013

    An oral history of the CC Club jukebox

    When David Prass bought the CC Tap in 1974, it was a 3.2 beer joint that had live music and a stage. Prass re-named the bar the CC Club, and transferred the liquor license over from his father's old bar. Along with the booze came new restrictions on the kind of entertainment the CC could offer, incl ... More >>

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    March 29, 2013

    Tommy Stinson and Paul Westerberg plan studio time later this year

    In a lengthy interview with Time, the Replacements and Guns N' Roses bassist Tommy Stinson gives a detailed update on where he's at and where he's been. Though the article has some dated facts -- it refers to a City Pages columnist who is no longer with the paper and Sean Combs as P. Diddy -- but St ... More >>

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    January 15, 2013

    The Replacements' Songs For Slim producer Ed Ackerson shares session details

    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 >>

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    January 9, 2013

    The Replacements' Songs For Slim EP gets tracklisting and cover art as auction details emerge

    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 >>

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    October 9, 2012

    More Replacements benefit EP details as Slim Dunlap nears hospital exit

    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 >>

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    October 3, 2012

    The Replacements back together on covers EP to benefit Slim Dunlap

    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 >>

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    July 5, 2012

    The Replacements' final show was 21 years ago -- hear it!

    See Also:Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson reunite for Slim Dunlap benefit track Against Me! and Joan Jett cover the Replacements' "Androgynous"While motorboats and firecrackers and sweet potatoes mixed with marshmallows sure can provide a wild ride for the Fourth of July, imagine being out in Chica ... More >>

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    June 26, 2012

    Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson reunite for Slim Dunlap benefit track

    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 >>

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    March 26, 2012

    Soul Asylum back with Delayed Reaction in July

    ​Soul Asylum will release its first album in six years this July, Delayed Reaction. This will be the tenth studio release from the group, and its first with 429 Records, a label that appears to be highly motivated to snap up bands that hit commercial paydirt in the mid-'90s. The group's new labelm ... More >>

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    December 14, 2011

    Twin Cities Year in Music 2011

    Howler, Astronautalis, Pink Mink, and more

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    November 30, 2011

    Replacements Archives: Twin Tone Madness, Garage Rock Mania

    ​Following last Friday's yearly tribute to the Replacements at First Ave--this year's headline featured a star-studded performance of the Replacements' debut album, Sorry Ma, I Forgot To Take Out The Trash--we thought it would be interesting to dig through the CityPages archives and look at some o ... More >>

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    November 15, 2011

    Tommy Stinson at the Fine Line, 11/14/11

    Photos by Erik Hess​Tommy Stinson and FriendsNovember 14, 2011Fine Line Music Cafe, MinneapolisServing as a vacation from their tightly rehearsed, big-budget "day job," as Stinson put it, Tommy and his three touring Guns 'N Roses bandmates Dizzy Reed (keys), Richard Fortus (guitar), and Frank Ferr ... More >>

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    November 11, 2011

    Seven Inches of Minnesota Music: The Replacements "I'm in Trouble"

    ​The Replacements are hands down one of the most revered and famous bands out of Minneapolis. Not only does the group forever cast a shadow over almost every barroom guitar-rock band that ever sets foot on stage in town, but their lingering legacy has done the same thing to the members of the ... More >>

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    July 13, 2011

    Tommy Stinson's solo record 'One Man Mutiny' out August 30

    ​When seasoned rock 'n' roll bassist and songwriter Tommy Stinson came to Minneapolis this past May for a gig at the Mainroom, he hinted that his second solo album was finished and nearly ready to be released. Now, that album has an offiical release date and a name: One Man Mutiny will be offered ... More >>

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    July 6, 2011

    Soul Asylum finishing up first new album since 2006, tentatively titled 'Rough Air'

    Photo by Steve CohenDave Pirner singing at Tommy Stinson's solo show at First Avenue this past May​Though Soul Asylum have continued to gig sporadically in the Twin Cities (and Dave Pirner has taken up a part-time job smashing guitars at his bass player's solo gigs), it's been five years since the ... More >>

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    May 23, 2011

    Tommy Stinson at First Avenue, 5/20/11

    Photos by Steve Cohen​Tommy StinsonMay 20, 2011First Avenue, MinneapolisThese are strange times we're living in, so the modest turnout at Friday night's Tommy Stinson show shouldn't have come as a surprise. But scanning the Mainroom this weekend, it was hard not to think back to last fall's Replac ... More >>

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    May 23, 2011

    Titus Andronicus and Craig Finn cover the Replacements' "Kids Don't Follow"

    ​Last night, the biggest indie scenesplosion ever rattled the Bowery Ballroom in Manhatten as contemporary bands like tUnE-yArDs, St. Vincent, Ted Leo gathered to pay homage to Michael Azerrad's 2001 book Our Band Could Be Your Life on its 10-year anniversary. Among the highlights posted on Pitchf ... More >>

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    May 20, 2011

    Weekend Checklist: Tommy Stinson, No Bird Sing, Death Cab, MODSUN

    ​In case the apocalypse doesn't happen this weekend, here's some stuff to check out!

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    May 18, 2011
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    May 18, 2011

    Tommy Stinson returns to First Avenue for one night

    Stinson: "I haven't changed where I come from or how I got there"

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    April 7, 2011

    Tommy Stinson coming to First Avenue

    ​After touring Europe with Guns 'N Roses and traveling to Haiti to help with hurricane cleanup and relief efforts, former Replacements bassist Tommy Stinson has embarked on a solo tour that will bring him to his hometown on May 20 to play a show at First Avenue.

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    August 2, 2010

    Tommy Stinson helps raise money for schools in Haiti

    ​Pop Candy, the culture blog of USA Today, earlier posted some pictures of former Replacement turned Guns 'N Roses replacement Tommy Stinson taking a tour of a school for youngsters in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti.

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    May 3, 2010

    Tommy Stinson closing in on second solo record

    ​Tommy Stinson is 43 years old. He's been playing music for 32 of those years. He's been in Guns 'N Roses for 12 years.  He's supposedly been working on material with Paul Westerberg for two-plus years (whether those fuck-arounds will see the light of day is dependent on so many globules of m ... More >>

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    December 29, 2008

    The Popstream: The Obligatory Replacements Post

    Apparently these guys are popular around here?

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    September 30, 2008

    Possible new Replacements project in the works

    the-replacements-let-it-be.jpgRumor has it that Tommy Stinson and Paul Westerberg are "messing around" in the studio once again.

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    August 7, 2002

    Suburban Legends

    A Suburbs reissue in every garage!

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