SPIN Interview | Paul Westerberg: Throwing Out the Past

SPIN was lucky enough to score a rare interview with Paul. Drew Fortune interviewed him in mid-February, around the time when Josh Freese was out in Minneapolis recording with Paul and Juliana. The interview touches on the Mats reunion, Paul’s solo work and The I Don’t Cares. It took place at Paul’s house and Drew paid a visit to THE basement (!): The basement is almost exactly as I pictured it. … Read more →

Peter Wolf Interviews Paul Westerberg (!)

Today is the release date for Wild Stab, which was already going to make this a banner day. And then here comes this completely unexpected interview on Vanyaland interview, way out of left field. Peter Wolf interviewed Paul at a hotel in Cambridge yesterday.  I can’t remember the last time Paul did an hour-long filmed interview. In detailing each track over the course of the hour-long conversation, Wolf describes the … Read more →

PW Interview: Bucketfull of Brains

After the second Replacements show in London on June 3, Paul was interviewed by Simon Wright for the U.K. magazine, Bucketfull of Brains – an interview with Paul was a rarity during the reunion shows. Simon also kindly posted the interview and extensive feature story on his blog, Only Rock ‘n’ Roll. He also DJ’ed the Mats shows in London, and shared his perfect playlists, crafted with the Mats in mind, … Read more →

Tommy Stinson Interview: Star-Tribune

Tommy is busy touring, recording and producing (check out his Facebook page or web site for all the details). In this interview with Chris Riemenschneider for the Star-Tribune, he talks about his current solo work, GnR and – of course – the Mats: Tommy Stinson: Replacements run was ‘special,’ but it’s time to move on Since he’s more interested in talking about his new band coming to the Turf Club on Saturday, … Read more →

Boston Groupie News: David Minehan Interview

Boston Groupie News posted a wide-ranging interview with David Minehan, including his work with Paul (solo) and with The Replacements. David has had a long and fascinating career (so far, it’s still going!) and it’s a great read, even without the PW-related stuff. That said….let’s get to some of the PW-related stuff 🙂 On the “final show” in Portugal: David: Right, that last thing in Portugal, you know four weeks … Read more →