#TBT: The Replacements Auto-Discography with The Bob

Today in “Stuff From the Vault”, here’s an excerpt of a PW interview with the magazine “The Bob” from June 1990, where Paul discussed his impressions of each Replacements album. The Bob: “Would you mind doing an auto discography and talk about each one of the LPs?” Paul: “Of our stuff?” The Bob: “Yeah.” Paul: “Don’t listen to it.” The Bob: “You can either start from the earliest one or … Read more →

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 →

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 →

The Guardian Interview | The Replacements: ‘God almighty, what were we trying to prove?’

The London shows (June 2 and 3) are fast-approaching and The Guardian has a great piece on the band that includes interviews with Paul and Tommy. The Replacements: ‘God almighty, what were we trying to prove?’ They wound up audiences, were often too drunk to play and got banned from late-night TV. Thirty years later, the rock’n’roll antagonists have, they say, finally learned to behave. The Current has already picked … Read more →

Interviews: Tommy Stinson & Ben Perlstein

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel interviewed both Tommy and Ben Perlstein (Tommy’s manager and co-manager of The Replacements) in advance of Saturday’s show in Milwaukee. Tommy Stinson on reunited Replacements: ‘We’re roughly the same dudes’ “Especially for some of the songs, I miss Bob over there. I miss that from when I was a kid. But I don’t dwell on it,” Stinson said. But Stinson claims “we’re roughly the same dudes, … Read more →