Paul Westerberg Remembers Prince, Recording at Paisley Park

April 22, 2016

Replacements frontman Paul Westerberg was a teenage punk-rocker when he had his first life-altering experience listening to Prince. Decades later, after playing the same clubs as the late star and recording frequently at Paisley Park, he's still...


Inside the Replacements' Disastrous 'SNL' Debut

February 12, 2016

The Replacements were one of the most exciting bands to bubble up from the American underground in the Eighties. By the middle of the decade, their chaotic live shows were becoming the stuff of legend, and the band's resident genius, singer-guitarist...

Album Review

Wild Stab

January 29, 2016

When Nineties alt-rocker Juliana Hatfield started working with Paul Westerberg last year, she soon realized that much of the Replacements singer's greatest work remained unreleased. "She brought a lot of this to life that otherwise would have just sat...



Replacements Participate in Authorized Biography

December 9, 2015

The Replacements' frontman Paul Westerberg, bassist Tommy Stinson and guitarist Slim Dunlap have all participated in a new in-depth biography about the influential rock group. Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements, written by journalist Bob...


Watch Miley Cyrus Cover the Replacements' 'Androgynous'

May 8, 2015

Miley Cyrus promised numerous exciting performances from herself and friends in an effort to promote her new organization Happy Hippie Foundation. Cyrus kicked off her Happy Hippie's Backyard Sessions earlier this week with a Joan Jett-assisted...


Replacements Ready Career-Spanning Eight-Disc Box Set

March 6, 2015

The Replacements will embark on their Back By Unpopular Demand tour on April 9th, and a week after Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson hit the road, Rhino will reissue the influential band's entire officially released catalog as the eight-disc...


Replacements Reunion is Over, Says Paul Westerberg

June 6, 2015

The Replacements' reunion has reached the end of the road. Frontman Paul Westerberg spilled the news during the band's performance at Primavera Porto on Friday, noting that it would be the last time they play together, Pitchfork reports.  The...


Slayer, Replacements, Passion Pit Headlining Converse Fest

April 16, 2015

Slayer, the Replacements, Passion Pit and Chance the Rapper are among the artists that will flock to Boston later this month for Converse's five-day, multi-genre Rubber Tracks Live festival featuring five different themed concerts: Alternative rock,...


Replacements Announce 'Back By Unpopular Demand' Tour

February 9, 2015

The Replacements' unlikely reunion will stretch into 2015 as Paul Westerberg, Tommy Stinson and company have plotted a 13-date month-long Back By Unpopular Demand tour kicking off April 9th at Seattle's Paramount Theatre. The jaunt also features...



The Replacements Release 24-Minute Jazz Improvisation

December 23, 2014

The first piece of new, original music from the recently reunited Replacements may not be what fans expected from the snotty kings of college rock, but "Poke Me In My Cage" is a holiday gift nonetheless: A 24-minute improvised jazz...


The Replacements: The Greatest Band That Never Was

September 22, 2014

There are days when time can get a little abstract for Paul Westerberg, and his schedule gets squishy. The 54-year-old alternative-rock icon might wake up in his home in suburban Edina, Minnesota, rake wet leaves, then take some Percocet and lay on the...

Live Review

The Replacements Bring Back the Romance

September 21, 2014

First a romanticized view of the Replacements show Friday night at Queens' Forest Hills Stadium, which is an appropriate starting point for a band that throughout its 30-plus-year history has been romanticized for all the right reasons (visionary...


Magnificent Bastards: The Best of the Replacements

April 24, 2014

Hailing from the frigid landscape of the Midwest, the Replacements were sloppy, bratty, and unabashedly unapologetic — which only made their fans love them even more. Here's an assortment of punk-rock pleas and sloshed serenades from Minneapolis''hardest-drinking,...


The Best St. Patrick's Day Song of All Time

March 17, 2014

The Irish have put up with a lot of bullshit over the years. There's England. The Troubles. The kittening of the Celtic Tiger. Enya. It's not been an easy history. And black people, those living in mostly white countries anyway, they've put up with a...


10 Best Things We Saw at Austin City Limits Fest 2014

October 6, 2014

Austin City Limits Festival — a Texas institution almost on par with South by Southwest — kicked off its second year as a two-week music bonanza with three days of almost cloudless skies at picturesque Zilker Park. Onstage, veteran rockers...


Watch the Replacements Cover the Jackson 5

September 21, 2014

Over the course of their recent reunion tour, the Replacements have been working up a cover of the Jackson 5's 1969 hit "I Want You Back." As the band played their first New York show in 23 years on Friday night, they showed the progress they've...


Left of the Dial: The Best of Eighties College Rock

May 27, 2014

They came from places like Athens, Georgia, and Manchester, England: Bookish (and often brooding) alt-rock savants whose snarling attitude and sharp wits soon found a home among cool-kid radio stations across the land.


Billie Joe Armstrong Joins Replacements

April 19, 2014

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong provided musical reinforcement for the Replacements during the band's second Coachella weekend set on Friday night. As Billboard reports, frontman Paul Westerberg was plagued by back trouble and spent much of the set laying...


Forecastle Festival to Feature Outkast, Jack White, Beck

March 4, 2014

A diverse lineup for Forecastle Festival will make waves on the Louisville, Kentucky waterfront for the event's 12th installment this year. Outkast, Jack White and Beck will all headline the event, which will again take place at the city's Waterfront...



Vote for the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

October 16, 2013

The nominees for the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are in, and for the second consecutive year, the public gets to vote alongside the artists, historians and music industry insiders of the Rock Hall voting body. From now until December 10th, fans can...