On Saturday, Jan. 23, Tommy Stinson will take the stage at First Avenue on the second of two nights celebrating The Current's 11th Birthday.
Before the show, Stinson spoke to Mary Lucia about his current projects, and he shares some thoughts about his work in the Replacements, the Replacements' reunion tour, and his work in Guns n' Roses.
Mary and Tommy also talk about writer Bob Mehr's upcoming book, Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements. "I've never read the press, I've never read the stuff," Tommy says. "I probably won't read the book."
At present, Tommy is focused on his upcoming record. "I will have a record in the can by March 1, probably," he says. "I've been doing it with some friends of mine, more like a band-style thing. My last couple records I've done on my own, piecemeal, and I got kind of tired of doing that; it's kind of lonely, it's not as fun. So I decided to get people together and do it like a live record in my studio. I like it a whole lot; it's been a lot of fun, and the songs sound better for it."
Although he now lives in Hudson, N.Y., Tommy Stinson is looking forward to playing at First Avenue in front of the hometown crowd. "I feel pretty loved," he says. "I've got a lot of love around me. It's good. Life's good right now in that regard."
- Tommy Stinson performs in The Current studios Just before playing a sold-out show at the Turf Club, Tommy Stinson stopped by The Current to play some new music (and an Arthur-Crudup-via-Elvis cover) and to talk with Jim McGuinn about his life and his bands - both his current touring band and another one you might have heard of, the Replacements.
- Tickets on sale now for The Current's 11th Birthday Parties at First Avenue Jan. 22 and 23 Tickets are sold out for Friday night's show, but a few tickets remain for Saturday, January 23 with Bruise Violet, Gospel Machine, Cactus Blossoms, Gramma's Boyfriend, Tommy Stinson... and a surprise guest!