The Replacements appeared on The Tonight Show last night, a show also included Keith Richards as a guest. The mind reels! The band’s last appearance on NBC was in 1986, after which they were reportedly banned from SNL because of their drunken antics. You can read all about history of The Mats, NBC and Keith Richards at “Yer doin’ great (a muzak clickclack)”: “Everything you need to get excited about the Replacements, Keith Richards and 30 Rock.”
For more info, check out The Current’s blog, where Mary Lucia reports from backstage. You can also relive the 1986 SNL performances. They did two songs, “Bastards of Young” and “Kiss Me On The Bus”. If my memory of Mats lore serves me, Bob is wearing Paul’s wife’s jump suit…it’s a wee bit small on him. Paul was on the show again in 1993 and Josh Freese and Dave Minehan were playing with him for that appearance as well.
This Grantland piece, written by Amos Barshad, also covers Boston Calling: The Replacements, Perfectly Imperfect, Return to 30 Rock to Play ‘The Tonight Show’