AOL Chat: May 5, 1996

Paul’s one and only public foray into cyberspace was during the promotion for “Eventually” – an AOL Chat on May 5, 1996 sponsored by MuchMusic. The first question is left out of the transcript but we’ll guess it was “Where did the name ‘Replacements’ come from?”. PWestrbg: The impediments was our name of our 1st performance – which we were asked to leave b4 we played one note – and … Read more →

Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star: Lullaby Versions of The Replacements

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“What even IS this?” you may be asking yourself. Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star says: “We create beautiful lullaby versions of your favorite artists! Perfect for babies, yoga, massage or relaxation.”  They have done over 200 bands to date and now The Replacements join their roster. 1. Bastards of Young 2. Can’t Hardly Wait 3. Achin’ to Be 4. I Will Dare 5. Skyway 6. Here Comes a Regular 7. … Read more →

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

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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 →