Posted in music on August 27, 2008
Sad news - Steve Foley, who played drums with the Replacements and with Tommy Stinson's post-Replacements project Bash & Pop, has passed away at the age of 49. According to reports in the Star Tribune of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Foley died this past weekend in Minneapolis of an accidental overdose of prescription medication. By all reports, Foley was a gentle soul who looked back on his Replacements days with wonder and gratitude:
"Some days I walk down the street and go, 'God, I was in that [expletive] band?' Unbelievable. It is."Steve Foley was a member of the Replacements for all of their All Shook Down touring, including, of course, their final show at Grant Park in Chicago on July 4, 1991.
Video for 'When It Began,' the All Shook Down clip that prominently features Foley, and a fascinating promotional documentary short on the making of the video, below...
The Replacements - When It Began
The Making of When It Began