The Replacements

Chris Mars of the Replacements releases new song in memory of Philando Castile

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Chris Mars, founding drummer of the Replacements, devotes most of his time and energy these days to his second career as a painter. He released four solo albums in the ’90s, wrote a 2012 song in honor of former bandmate Slim Dunlap, and contributed a Dunlap cover to the Replacements’ 2013 EP Songs for Slim, but…

Music News: Tim Kaine could become first Replacements fan to serve as Vice President

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As the Democratic National Convention begins in Philadelphia, music fans are taking note of the fact that Virginia senator Tim Kaine has said his two favorite music artists are the Replacements and Bob Dylan. (Kaine was born in St. Paul, though his family moved out of Minnesota when he was very young.) Kaine is Hillary Clinton’s running mate, meaning that…

The Replacements discography: A vinyl-lover’s guide

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With the recent resurgence of the Replacements (both on stage and on the page), an entirely new generation of music fans are being introduced to the ramshackle charms of the Twin Cities’ beloved rock band. Whether you’ve been into the ‘Mats since their early club days or were blown away by their Parade Stadium show, their…

Coffee Break: All Replacements, all the time

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Twenty-five years ago on July 4, The Replacements broke up during a concert in Chicago, Ill. We'll be playing their Top 10 songs throughout the day, but let's highlight other great Replacements hits for today's 9:30 Coffee Break.

Music News: MTV shares unseen Replacements interview from 1989

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Jessica Hopper of MTV News interviewed Replacements biographer Bob Mehr about his new book Trouble Boys. Along with the interview, MTV published previously unseen footage of Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson being interviewed by Kurt Loder in 1989. Among the topics: music videos, Slim Dunlap, and Prince. (Loder: “Have you been tempted to move to California, or are you happy right where you…

Today in Music History: Remembering the Replacements' Bob Stinson

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Ray Charles and Brian Wilson each recorded songs that would become big hits; Neil Young earned a Gold Record; Yoko Ono and Dr. Dre celebrate birthdays; and we remember the Replacements' founding guitarist Bob Stinson, who passed away Today in Music History.

The Replacements’ ‘Stink’ show: A true story from Minnesota music history

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In June 1982, the Replacements released their EP Stink on Minneapolis label Twin/Tone Records. It opened with “Kids Don’t Follow,” it closed with “Gimme Noise,” and it gave fans of the rapidly-rising local band all the sardonic bluster they loved. The very first thing you heard on the EP, though, wasn’t music — it was a vignette…