Prince Rogers Nelson 1958-2016

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A day later and it’s still impossible to believe that Prince is gone. From Rolling Stone: Paul Westerberg Remembers Prince: ‘I Can’t Think of Anyone Better’ People like to paint him as a reclusive this or that; I think he was genuinely truly, truly shy. But one thing says a lot about him: I was there (Paisley Park) making a solo record a few years later, and I got a … Read more →

The Replacements – ‘The Sire Years’ Vinyl Box Set Out on 3/29

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From Rhino: In conjunction with Record Store Day’s “Vinyl Tuesday” initiative, THE SIRE YEARS will be available on Tuesday, March 29 for a suggested list price of $74.98. Production of the set will be limited to 8,700 numbered copies. As a special promotion – a number of fans who pre-order the collection from select independent stores will also receive an exclusive 7″ featuring “Can’t Hardly Wait (The Tim Version)” b/w … Read more →

“Trouble Boys”: Events + Signings

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The next “Trouble Boys” event is April 2 at Grimey’s Too/Howlin’ Books in Nashville. This event will also celebrate the release of Rhino’s new Replacements vinyl box set “The Sire Years.” They’ll be raffling away a nice prize pack and box sets, and handing out some cool swag. new Replacements vinyl box set “The Sire Years.” Special guests include Tommy Womack (see his tribute song, “The Replacements”), and Tom Littlefield and … Read more →

“Trouble Boys”: Reviews + Interviews

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“Trouble Boys” is getting nothing but stellar reviews from both critics and fans (and critical fans), here are just a couple of them: Chicago Tribune – ‘Trouble Boys’ dives into The Replacements “Trouble Boys,” Bob Mehr’s thoroughly researched and eminently readable biography of The Replacements, is the type of book any band (or any artist of any kind, for that matter) would kill for. Assembled over a decade from some … Read more →

Video: “Done, Done, Done” From the Basement

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I don’t think this is an official entry in the video contest but it would be a winner if it was. Posted yesterday by Josh Freese, this live version of “Done, Done, Done” was recorded in Paul’s basement in February. It was first posted as a Facebook video on Josh’s page, then re-posted on YouTube. Josh commented on using Paul’s drums: “paul’s drums crack me up. i purposefully didn’t touch … Read more →