Six Things You Should Know About the Replacements

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If you are like me, your Internet exploded when word hit that the Replacements was reuniting to play three festivals. Everyone was talking about it. Some shed tears of joy while others likened the band's reformation to a remaking of Predator 2. In any case, here are a few things you should know about the Replacements, other than that the reunion is only Paul Westerberg and the guy from Guns N' Roses.

6. Tommy Stinson Plays in Guns N' Roses

Let's start with the elephant in the room: Guns N' Roses is a musical atrocity. I don't care that Slash was kind of cool and smoked cigarettes a lot. I simply cannot get over the fact that Tommy Stinson still plays in Guns N' Roses to this day. Which means he has absolutely, most definitely heard the band's music before, and yet he still chooses to play with them.

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5. Chris Mars Is an Amazing Artist

Known for his work with the Replacements, former drummer Chris Mars is an incredibly accomplished visual artist. A lot of his art represents the struggle that his brother has faced with schizophrenia, which is a topic the entire world needs a broader education on. He also creates some excellent animated short films. Also, he isn't in fucking Guns N' Roses.


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11 comments
Kevin Rudroff
Kevin Rudroff

The funny thing is Tommy Stintson probably wanted to be playing in GnR back when The Replacements where actually a band too

Tim Jamison
Tim Jamison

If they were playing STL and I was on the list, I would go. Stand around with a bunch of dummies and squares in some park in one of my most hated cities, nope. I love the Replacements, love Husker, and as much as I hate GNR I can't see getting this worked up and I get worked up over really small things. How did he miss that the guitar player in GNR now is from STL? Not that it matters but it seems like in a rant it should have been fit in there some place.

FredF
FredF

I was never a big Guns 'n Roses fan, but why all the hate for Tommy?

He's just the bass player. It's an income, and he has plenty of time off to do other stuff.

As for the Replacements vs Husker Du, I actually saw both bands and they are tough to compare. HD was louder, faster and punker. They had a lot of decent songs and a few fantastic ones. The Mats had a lot of amazing songs and some filler.

Call it a tie depending on personal taste. 

Cool
Cool

My god what a pretentious article

Brian Bradley
Brian Bradley

Nevermind Guns N Roses. Drew Ailes wrote this article, therefore I hate it. :)

Bryan Pollard
Bryan Pollard

i dont even know where to begin. its the RFT. Its best to just take that publication about as serious as any other that mainly gets read while waiting for chinese food.

Michael Allen
Michael Allen

At last! A snarky RFT article that's actually funny.

Eammon Azizi
Eammon Azizi

The gist: Because the author doesn't like Guns N' Roses, Stinson is stupid and uncool. Great journalism!

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