Replacements' Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson Team Up for Benefit Track for Guitarist Slim Dunlap
Published Jun 27, 2012The Replacements have been hinting at the possibility of a reunion for years, but none of this has resulted in any shows or new material from the beloved drunk-rock band. Even so, Mats fans still have something to look forward to, as frontman Paul Westerberg and bassist Tommy Stinson have announced plans to team up on a new track.
Stinson, who also plays bass for Guns N' Roses, recently opened up to the Jerusalem Post [via Slicing Up Eyeballs] about the in-the-works collaboration. This song will apparently appear on a benefit compilation to aid in the rehabilitation of former Replacements guitarist Slim Dunlap, who suffered a stroke earlier this year.
Meanwhile, Replacements drummer Chris Mars released the song "When I Fall Down" via his website, with all proceeds going to Dunlap and his family "as he continues his in-patient rehabilitation and treatment."
As for the possibility of a reunion from the Replacements, here's the latest update from Stinson: "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."
In any case, stay tuned for news about his new tune with Westerberg.