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Paul Westerberg Spelling Out Message Via T-Shirts As Replacements Wrap Up Reunion

During the Replacements’ reunion tour over the past two months, Paul Westerberg has worn a white t-shirt every night with a letter spray painted onto the front and back, spelling out two different sentences with each side. Fans have pieced together the message that he’s been subtly sending out, which will be completed after their… More »

By: James Rettig / May 31, 2015 - 4:02 pm

Replacements Reunion Lineup Revealed

The Replacements will play a few reunion shows starting next weekend, and now we finally know what the line-up will look like. In addition to frontman Paul Westerberg and bassist Tommy Stinson, the band will also feature LA drummer Josh Freese (of Vandals, Guns N’ Roses, Devo, A Perfect Circle) and Boston guitarist David Mineha… More »

By: Liz Pelly / August 17, 2013 - 12:10 pm

The Replacements Reunite For New EP

It’s only Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson, but the legendary Minneapolis punks the Replacements are back together and about to release some new music. The pair recently got together in a Minneapolis studio and spent a day knocking out an EP of covers. The extremely limited 10″ will benefit Slim Dunlap, the former Replacements guitarist… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 3, 2012 - 5:48 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: September 2012

Fall has fallen, as they say. As a result this month’s mix of ten tracks delivered right on time for September’s grand finale has all the classic ingredients of a prosperous autumn: rap, punk, post-punk, R&B, and a Paul Westerberg song. They appear here generally in that order, diligently sequenced to include Weekend Money +… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 29, 2012 - 9:42 am

Paul Westerberg – “My Road Now”

Totally coincidentally, the same day we publish our massive feature on the discography of the Replacements, none other than Paul Westerberg himself drops a new solo track on us — his first since 2009. “My Road Now” is a digression from the rockers that have populated Westerberg’s last few solo albums, instead recalling the lonely,… More »

By: Michael Nelson / September 21, 2012 - 2:39 pm

The Replacements Albums From Worst To Best

Rock and roll is a business largely founded on a kind of voyeuristic cannibalism: Take the most vulnerable, volatile performers you can find, place them in the most intense circumstances imaginable, and watch what happens next. A lot of times what happens next is grim, sometimes lethal. By rock and roll’s demented logic, that ca… More »

By: Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy / September 21, 2012 - 2:25 pm

Pleased To Meet Me Turns 25

As is the case with any impassioned faith-based group, opinion amongst ardent Replacements fans regarding what constitutes their best work is vocal and fractious. Many contend that the ‘Mats never improved upon their seminal 1984 indie swan song Let It Be, while others believe that despite slipshod production and faintly ridiculous artwork, Paul Westerberg never… More »

By: Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy / July 6, 2012 - 4:58 pm

Singles Soundtrack Turns 20

Singles was the second movie written and directed by Cameron Crowe. It’s an amiable rom-com starring Campbell Scott and Kyra Sedgwick, and some say a great movie, but is most notable because it was filmed and set in Seattle, 1991, just as that city’s musical subculture was about to explode.

In the book… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 28, 2012 - 11:38 am

Paul Westerberg Is Mr. F

As TwentyFourBit reports, the occasionally prolific Mr. W is releasing a two-song 7″ (and bonus digital download) as Mr. F. The vinyl tracks are called “This Machine” and “Foolish Hand Shake,” the bonus “Grandpaboy’s Last Stand.” You can order it now at Nimbit Music (limited edition, one copy per person). Inspect the “coming soon” o… More »

By: brandon / November 1, 2010 - 10:28 am

Paul Westerberg Offers More Oddly Priced Downloadable Music

We told you Paul Westerberg’s 44-minute 49:00 was available at for 49 centswas because looks like you can’t buy it anymore. If you don’t mind inflation, though, there’s the two-song 3oclockreep EP going for $3.99 (one’s a 22-minute collage that includes Tom Waits babbling!) and choose between 99¢ and $5:05 for “5:05.”… More »

By: brandon / August 29, 2008 - 1:01 pm

Paul Westerberg’s 49:00 Costs 49 Cents

It’s only 44 minutes long, though, so something doesn’t add up with that title. Paul’s manager tells Billboard only would agree to to the price point, so that’s where you can find it, as one single MP3 track. The project, which was completed just one week ago, mixes new cuts with a few old… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 21, 2008 - 4:38 pm

New Paul Westerberg – “Everyone’s Stupid” & “Make The Best Of Me”

Last weekend in Minneapolis, irreplaceable ex-Replacements frontman and MN native Paul Westerberg did an interview/performance for 500 lucky fans at First Avenue for the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame-sponsored Craft series. Armed with just his guitar and his voice, Westerberg premiered a new tune, “Everyone’s Stupid,” which bounces with a familiar Westerberg lilt. More »

By: Stereogum / October 1, 2007 - 5:04 pm