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Replacements reunion? Stinson, Westerberg collaborate on song

Minneapolis songwriter Paul Westerberg and bassist Tommy Stinson, once part of the legendary band The Replacements, are working on a song together to benefit former bandmate Slim Dunlap, who suffered a stroke. But Stinson says a 'Mats reunion is unlikely.
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Tommy Stinson mentions off-handedly in an interview with the Jerusalem Post that he and former Replacements bandmate and Minneapolis recluse Paul Westerberg are working together on a song for a compilation that would benefit another bandmate, Slim Dunlap, who suffered a stroke.

But that shouldn't further stoke any suggestions that the band might reform, Stinson says.

Stinson, who tours with Guns N Roses, tells the Post: "Paul and I always end up doing things together, but I don’t think there’s any point to a reunion. There’s such baggage, more so for Paul. I still think he’s a little bummed out his career didn’t skyrocket after the Mats broke up. He’s had to deal with competing with his past, and for him it was kind of tough.”

CityPages has a bit more on the story.

Here's the band at the International Rock Awards in 1989:

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