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Another Happy Birthday to Paul, from Bob Mehr (with bonus story)! Happy birthday to Paul Harold Westerberg – born 58 years ago on a particularly frigid New Year’s Eve in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Replacements co-founder, revered solo artist, *the* singer-songwriter of his generation. The Johnson to my Boswell, as well as the only person to ever mail me a body part (a molar – it’s a long story). Here’s a footnote … Read more →

The Replacements For Sale: Live at Maxwell’s 1986

The “Coming soon” news from The Replacements is here and it’s spectacular! Replacements Unearth 1986 Concert for ‘Live at Maxwell’s’ (Rolling Stone) First proper Replacements live album from 1986 coming out in October (Star-Tribune) When asked in 2007 why the Replacements had yet to release a proper live album, bassist Tommy Stinson told his hometown newspaper, “There are no good Replacements live recordings.” Rhino Records finally hopes to prove Stinson … Read more →

Westerberg-Adjacent News

In the absence of PW news at the moment, I’ve gathered up some Westerberg-adjacent items you might find of interest. • Tommy is busy, busy, busy as always. Keep up with his many projects on his FB page. He just announced new Bash & Pop tour dates in May. He’s done quite a few interviews in support of the new B&P record, “Anything Can Happen”, including this one with Rolling Stone: “How … Read more →

“Trouble Boys”: West Coast Events

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West Coast people: “Trouble Boys” author Bob Mehr has several upcoming West Coast events, including a big one in Seattle on July 20. July 16 – Phoenix @ 5PM | Changing Hands Bookstore Discussion and Q&A,  moderated by Ed Masley of the Arizona Republic. [event info] July 20 – Seattle @ 6PM | KEXP Celebrate the release of “Trouble Boys” with author Bob Mehr and former Replacements manager Peter Jesperson. Former First Avenue DJ and … Read more →

“Trouble Boys”: Upcoming Events

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Here’s the full list of Bob Mehr’s upcoming rock and reading for “Trouble Boys”, including appearances with Dave Minehan and Josh Freese. Some details still to come for the West Coast dates. May 31 – Boston @ 7PM | Cafe 939 (Berklee) A conversation with Dave Minehan and Bob Mehr. The event is free but you do need to reserve tickets. June 3 – Philadelphia @ 7PM | Main Street … Read more →