“Trouble Boys”: Bob Mehr Interview + Book Excerpt

It’s still 2 weeks until the official release of “Trouble Boys” on March 1, but you can whet your appetite with an exclusive book excerpt rom Rolling Stone: Inside the Replacements’ Disastrous ‘Saturday Night Live’ Debut: By that evening the band’s reputation as a handful was clear to everyone on the show’s staff. None of the Replacements realized they’d be trapped on the eighteenth-floor set from sound check till showtime. … Read more →

The I Don’t Cares Want Your Videos

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The I Don’t Cares want YOU to take a Wild Stab at making a video! Are you an aspiring film maker? Clever or artistic? Too much time on your hands? Need to make a few bucks to cover rent this month? Then what are you waiting for? Make a video for your favorite song on “Wild Stab”. Upload your video to YouTube and send us the link: theidontcares@tenpinmgt.com If we … Read more →

“Trouble Boys – The True Story of the Replacements” Out On 3/1/2016

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Mark your calendars: “Trouble Boys” by Bob Mehr will out on March 1, 2016 (pre-order available now) from Da Capo Press. Thirty-five years after the release of their debut album, comes the definitive biography of one of the last great rock ‘n’ roll bands of the twentieth century: The Replacements. Written with the participation of the group’s key members, including reclusive singer-songwriter Paul Westerberg, bassist Tommy Stinson, and the family of … Read more →

Ian McLagan + The Faces

Faces in Hall of Fame

From Ian McLagan’s web site: It is with great sadness and eternal admiration that we report the passing of rock and roll icon Ian McLagan. Ian was a member of The Small Faces and Faces and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. He died today, December 3, 2014, surrounded by family and friends in his adopted hometown of Austin, TX, due to complications from … Read more →

“Simple or Impossible”: PW On Songwriting

Crackle & Drag lyrics

Paul wrote a piece on songwriting for The New York Time Opinion section, entitled “Simple or Impossible”: Quick rules of thumb: -Not from the hippocampus, not gonna fly on campus. -Aim for the audience’s pockets and you’ll miss their hearts by a mile. -Even Beethoven plagiarized Handel. My own creed is “It’s simple or impossible.” To date I’ve written more than 1,000 impossibles. Note that I didn’t say “impossibilities” — … Read more →