- Published: Monday, August 26 2013 01:34
- Written by Bluebird
Color us impressed, and obsessed. We love The Replacements. Paul Westerberg's words across any blank white page have been in our heads since the Mats debut in 1979. The Minneapolis band has been through some painful losses, Bob Stinson passed away in 1995, and Slim Dunlap suffered a stroke in 2012. So when the independent producer of RIOT FEST wildly succeeded in bringing together Paul Westerberg with bassist, Tommy Stinson, fans and media, watched from the ledge. Aching to be, left of the dial, after they infamously split on stage 22 years ago in Chicago - Would they show up?