The Replacements (two of them) reunite for 4-song covers EP for a good cause
The Replacements back in the day
The Replacements, who haven’t recorded material since 2006, will be reuniting this year to record an EP of covers, Rolling Stone reports. …Well sort of. The reunion includes two of the three surviving longtime members (guitarist Bob Stinson passed in 1995), frontman Paul Westerberg and bassist Tommy Stinson. According to Westerberg, drummer Chris Mars, “didn’t want any part” of the reunion. “I was not surprised, but I was a little disappointed,” he added.
The EP is being pressed as a limited 250 copies on 10-inch vinyl, and features covers of Dunlap’s “Busted Up,” “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” from the Broadway musical Gypsy, Gordon Lightfoot’s 1965 song “I’m Not Sayin'” and “Lost Highway” by Hank Williams. It’s being auctioned online and the proceeds will benefit onetime Replacements guitarist Slim Dunlap, who suffered from a stroke earlier this year, and who also inspired the reunion. “You guys get together,” Dunlap said to Westerberg, “Go play a song.”
This news comes just after Paul Westerberg released his first new solo song in two years. If you haven’t heard that yet, you can listen to it below.
The Replacements documentary, Color Me Obsessed, is also getting a DVD release this November.
And speaking of Replacements and covers, have you checked out Touche Amore‘s cover of “Unsatisfied”? If not, you can stream that below as well.
Paul Westerberg – “My Road Now”
Touche Amore – “Unsatisfied” (Replacements cover)