Tag: Chris Mars

Paul Westerberg ropes in early ’90s sidemen for Replacements’ reunion shows

Paul Westerberg ropes in early ’90s sidemen for Replacements’ reunion shows

With the long-awaited reunion of The Replacements now less than 10 days away, we’ve now finally got official word of who’ll be joining Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson on stage at Riot Fest in Toronto: drummer Josh Freese and guitarist David Minehan, both of whom played with Westerberg on his early ’90s solo tours.

Watch 9 seconds of The Replacements rehearsing ‘Alex Chilton’ today in Minneapolis

Watch 9 seconds of The Replacements rehearsing ‘Alex Chilton’ today in Minneapolis

Here it is: The first footage, albeit just 9 seconds and shot through the sliding-glass door of a rehearsal space, of The Replacements, together again and performing in 2013. The band’s official Facebook page shared video of the ‘Mats running through performing “Alex Chilton.”

Stream: The Replacements, ‘I’m Not Sayin” — new track from ‘Songs For Slim’ reunion EP

Stream: The Replacements, ‘I’m Not Sayin” — new track from ‘Songs For Slim’ reunion EP

The Songs for Slim benefit EP from The Replacements hits radio and digital outlets next week, but the first taste of the in-studio reunion hit the web today, thanks to Pitchfork’s premiere of the new ‘Mats cover of Gordon Lightfoot’s “I’m Not Sayin'” — one of four cover songs recorded by Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson.

The Replacements raise more than $100,000 for Slim Dunlap with reunion EP auction

The Replacements raise more than $100,000 for Slim Dunlap with reunion EP auction

The Replacements — namely Paul Westerberg, Tommy Stinson and Chris Mars — raised more than $100,000 to help pay medical expenses for their ailing former bandmate Slim Dunlap through the just-completed 10-day auction of 250 limited-edition, 10-inch vinyl copies of the band’s 5-song reunion EP.

Auction for 250 copies of The Replacements’ ‘Songs For Slim’ reunion EP starts Tuesday

Auction for 250 copies of The Replacements’ ‘Songs For Slim’ reunion EP starts Tuesday

The auction of 250 autographed copies of The Replacements’ much-buzzed Songs for Slim benefit/reunion EP — billed as the first new release from the ‘Mats since 1990’s All Shook Down — kicks off Tuesday morning and will run for 10 days, after which the EP’s five tracks will be commercially released as digital downloads.

The Replacements’ ‘Songs for Slim’ EP tracklist finalized, auction expected next week

The Replacements’ ‘Songs for Slim’ EP tracklist finalized, auction expected next week

The final tracklist for the The Replacements’ upcoming ‘Songs for Slim’ EP — featuring four songs recorded by Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson, plus a fifth by Chris Mars — was unveiled tonight on the project’s Facebook page amid reports that an auction for the 250 limited-edition singles could start next week.