The Replacements Reportedly Call It Quits Once Again
Published Jun 05, 2015The Replacements have spent the past couple of years on the reunion circuit, releasing a covers EP in 2013 and hitting the road. There were rumours that the band were working on new material, but now it seems that the drunk-rock heroes may have called it quits once again.
According to Pitchfork, frontman Paul Westerberg announced during the band's Friday (June 5) set at Spain's Primavera Sound that this would be their last show together. The singer-guitarist apparently also said "lazy bastards to the end" and smashed his instrument.
Every show during the last couple of months, Westerberg has been wearing a white T-shirt with a single letter spray painted on it. Some industrious fans pieced together all of the letters and evidently discovered a message that reads, "I have always loved you, now I must whore my past."
While it's a shame that the Replacements' reunion has seemingly come to an end, the silver lining it that we won't be subjected to a studio version of that "Whole Foods Blues" song they've been playing.
After an initial run in the '80s and '90s, the group broke up back in 1991. They recorded a couple of new songs in 2006, and they returned to the stage in 2013.