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The Replacements to headline this year’s Riot Fest

The recently reunited alternative/punk rock legends The Replacements will be the headliner for all three shows at this year’s Riot Fest in Toronto (August 24-25), Chicago (September 13-15) and Denver (Septembers 21-22). These will be the band’s first shows since their break up in 1991. Who else is involved in the reunion besides Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson remains unknown.

For the semi-complete lineup for this year’s Riot Fest, go here.

Earlier this year, The Replacements released the covers EP Songs for Slim, which was made to help pay medical bills for their former guitarist Slim Dunlap. Their last full-length studio album, All Shook Down, was released in 1990, a year before their split.



Random Cover Song: Against Me! – “Here Comes A Regular” (The Replacements)

Cover songs are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get.  We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs.  Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs.  Good or bad.  Intriguing or mundane.  We’ll let you be the judge.

Here’s an Against Me! cover of “Here Comes A Regular,” originally appearing on The Replacements 1985 album “Tim.” The cover was released for a compilation album entitled “Covered, A Revolution In Sound,” containing covers of numerous Warner Bros/Asylum Records artists from the 20th century. Against Me! have also covered The Replacements’ songs “Bastards Of Young” and Androgynous (live with Joan Jett).

Listen to both versions of the song here.



Full Stream: The Replacements – “Songs for Slim”

The Replacements are streaming their new covers EP Songs for Slim in its entirety. Go here to check it out.

The Songs for Slim EP was made to raise money for former Replacements member Slim Dunlap, who had recently suffered a serious stroke. A digital release came out earlier this week, while the 12-inch vinyl release will be out on April 16th.

The Replacements, who finally reformed last October, called it quits back in 1991 after twelve years together, spanning seven full-length studio albums (the last being 1990’s All Shook Down), a live album and an EP. The band currently has no further plans besides the new covers EP.

Last January, we covered The Replacements’ 1985 classic album Tim in our Sacred Cow Saturday column, which you can check out here.



The Replacements stream first song since 1990

The Replacements are streaming their brand new song “I’m Not Sayin'”, which is a cover of Gordon Lightfoot, over at Pitchfork.com. It is their first song in 23 years, and will appear on their highly anticipated reunion EP of covers Songs for Slim, which was made to help pay medical bills for former guitarist Slim Dunlap.

The Replacements, who finally reformed last October, called it quits back in 1991 after twelve years together, spanning seven full-length studio albums (the last being 1990’s All Shook Down), a live album and an EP. The band currently has no further plans besides the new covers EP.

Last January, we covered The Replacements in our Sacred Cow Saturday column here.



Sacred Cow Saturday: The Replacements – “Tim”

Punk rock has been around long enough  to hold within its musical boundaries a slew of albums considered both classic and essential. We here at Dying Scene love and appreciate these classic albums, but every once and a while we have the urge to challenge what the community has deemed sacred. Every Saturday, two Dying Scene writers will square off head-to-head and either attack or defend one of these so-called classics. Up for slaughter today is The Replacements‘ “Tim.” Does the 1985 classic hold up today? You be the judge. Dustin Gates will be defending and Carson Winter will be attacking.

Let the battle begin!



The Replacements detail reunion EP

The reunited alternative/punk rock legends The Replacements have revealed details in regards to their highly anticipated reunion EP of covers, entitled Songs for Slim. They announced it last October as a way its members to raise money for their former guitarist Slim Dunlap, who suffered a stroke last year. The track listing can be viewed here.

The 10-inch EP will be strictly limited to 250 copies and each will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. After that, it will be available as a download. Pages on FacebookTwitter, and the official website have launched for the fundraiser of the EP.

The Replacements called it quits back in 1991 after twelve years together, spanning seven full-length studio albums (the last being 1990’s All Shook Down), a live album and an EP. The band currently has no further plans besides the new covers EP.



Paul Westerberg: Why I reformed The Replacements

Earlier this week, Paul Westerberg was asked by Rolling Stone why he and his bandmate Tommy Stinson decided to reform The Replacements after splitting up decades ago. He states:

“The downfall of the slender one. Slim had a wicked-ass stroke, he’s in rough shape. It’s difficult to go there: He can’t talk very much, he’s sort of paralyzed, he can move his leg a little bit. He speaks in a whisper. When I mentioned this, it seemed like something he really wanted to happen. ‘You guys get together,’ he said in a whisper. ‘Go play a song.’ So I figured, ‘What the hell?’ Chris really didn’t want any part of this. I was not surprised, but I was a little disappointed. I’d talked to him, I thought maybe he might come down and play with us. That’s fine, he’s totally into painting, and doesn’t want to return to the skins. All I’ll say is, it felt pretty natural. It felt very much like it used to. After two or three hours, my voice was shot, but we were rocking like murder for a while.”

Paul was also asked if there will be a new album or tour, he replied, “Well, for the first 10 minutes, I thought, ‘Yeah! I’m ready.’ After a couple of hours, it was like, ‘Uchhh, man, you’ve got to be kidding’.” With a laughter, he added, “It’s possible. I’m closer to it now than I was two years ago, let’s say that.”

The influential punk/alternative rock band called it quits back in 1991 after twelve years together, spanning seven full-length studio albums (the last being 1990’s All Shook Down), a live album and an EP. They announced a reunion a week ago and are recording an EP of song covers, which will be auctioned online with the proceeds going to Replacements guitarist, Slim Dunlap, who suffered a stroke earlier this year.



The Replacements reunite to record covers EP

Alternative/punk rock legends The Replacements have apparently announced a reunion and are recording an EP of song covers.

The EP, which will be released as a limited edition 10-inch record limited to just 250 copies, will be auctioned online with the proceeds going to Replacements guitarist, Slim Dunlap, who suffered a stroke earlier this year. In regards to both Slim’s condition and new music, frontman Paul Westerberg states:

“He’s in rough shape. He’s sort of paralyzed, he can move his leg a little bit. When I mentioned this, it seemed like something he really wanted to happen. ‘You guys get together,’ he said in a whisper. ‘Go play a song.'”

The Replacements called it quits in 1991 after twelve years, spanning seven full-length studio albums (the last being 1990’s All Shook Down), a live album and an EP.