Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson Work On New Material

The second part of Rhino's Replacements re-issues, the focus of which is the legendary alt-rock pioneers' major label catalog, has been in stores for two weeks now, allowing both fans and newbies to discover the group's mid-period classics, as well as less regarded efforts. In light of this renewed recognition, a likelihood of a reunion is sadly unlikely. But those hoping to hear collaborative music from principal members of the band can be cautiously optimistic.

Billboard is reporting that Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson are "Messin' Around" with new material.

So sayeth Billboard:

Stinson told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that the trio didn't roll any tape, because "that's getting to first base. We're sort of still in the dugout chewing gum." But he assured that he and Westerberg are "good friends, and I'm sure we're going to work together again."

Hey, so that's something. Let's hope that the duo can create a video as brilliantly satirical as their clip for "Bastards of Young"

(Jonathan Graef)

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