The millenials won’t remember this but THE REPLACEMENTS were big news. They were also on their way of becoming the top band of their day with the release of, “Let it Be” and “Tim”. The great reviews and the not so great reviews in Rolling Stone made controversial. You never really knew what you were going to get in a show. Sometimes they would be brilliant and other times they were too drunk and hammered to play.
This reckless behavior got them thrown out of Saturday Night Live for life and banned from 30 Rock. This week they will be coming back after years of exile on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. The band lost guitarist Bob Stinson due to drugs and alcohol related problems. The replacement for Stinson – Slim Dunlap, suffered a stroke.
Yet the band will continue on and even have new tours lining up in New York. They played in the 2013 Riot Fest in Chicago. We can’t wait to see what else they have up their sleeves. Paul Westerberg is back on lead vocals and ready for a confrontation…..
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