Nov. 2004 Interview: Classic Rock magazine

A MAVERICK, UNPREDICTABLE LOOSE CANON, WHO WITH HIS BAND THE REPLACEMENTS WOULD SOMETIMES STUMBLE, DRUNK, THROUGH SHOWS OR ABANDON THE STAGE COMPLETELY, THE NOW SOLO PAUL WESTERBERG IS ALSO ONE OF THE MOST LAUDED SONGWRITERS OF HIS GENERATION.

Interview by Philip Wilding for Classic Rock, Nov. 2004 His hair is still solidly dark. He sits in his favourite chair, flicking through the sports pages, checking the baseball results. His son’s visits arc more regular now, almost regimented; from every other day to every day, now that they almost see the end when they won’t be able to spend their afternoons like this anymore. His son brings his grandson … Read more →

#tbt: Northampton, MA 8/24/2002

paul westerberg northhampton

It’s hard to believe it’s been 13 years since Paul’s solo tour, which included 9 in-store performances in April and May; 3 shows at the Guthrie in Minneapolis (6/29-7/1) and 20 shows in 28 days (!) in August, closing out with 3 incredible shows in NYC. I came across a DVD with 10 videos from Paul’s show at Pearl Street in Northampton, MA recently. I’ve lost the information on who … Read more →

#tbs: (Throwback Saturday): “Love Untold” & “Whole Wide World”

paul westerberg karaoke

I found a couple of goodies on an old CD this week and uploaded them to YouTube. Love Untold (Acoustic) This is undated but I’m guessing it would have been done to promote “Eventually”…so 1996? I wish I knew where it came from. This version made me love this song. Whole Wide World This is also undated but I know it’s from the 1993 tour (Paul, Josh Freese, Dave Minehan … Read more →

Primavera Sound, Porto, Portugal | June 5, 2015

replacements porto

As covered in this post, the reports from the show focused on Paul’s comment about this being the last time they were ever going to play together (or something to that effect). If this was the last show ever for this incarnation of the Mats, they went out with a darn good set list. (Any set list that includes “Nowhere Is My Home” gets a thumb’s up from me). Set … Read more →