The May 2015 issue of Uncut (UK magazine) includes an extensive article on the Replacements, with comments from the current band:
The Replacements discuss their storied history and raucous reunion in the new issue of Uncut, dated May 2015 and out now.
Original members Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson tell the complete story of their reformation, a journey from member Slim Dunlap’s hospital bed to the megafestivals of North America, from new recording sessions to imminent UK shows.
“We’re not broke,” Westerberg says, wryly acknowledging the many different benefits of the reunion, “but we’re badly bent.
“The reunion was the kick in the ass that I needed. It felt good to be part of a group again, to get back with Tommy and get someone else’s opinion… So strap around the guitar, you know…”
SeattlePI ran a short excerpt from the article where Paul discusses Slim Dunlap:
Westerberg tells Uncut magazine, “Slim’s doing poorly. He can’t move, he can’t speak. He hasn’t eaten for three years, so he’s hooked up to tubes. I walk the dog over and visit him every couple of weeks, and I get a smile out of him, and a little whisper, and I put my ear to his lips.
“You think you have it bad, and then you go and see him and you go, ‘All of my troubles are insignificant.’ That’s part of the reason we got together. Not so much the making money, but for the reason that we could – we can stand, and we can play. Whether we’re good or not is irrelevant.”