Paul Westerberg: “The Replacements aren’t broke, but we’re badly bent”

The group discuss their raucous reunion in the new Uncut

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The Replacements discuss their storied history and raucous reunion in the new issue of Uncut, dated May 2015 and out now.

Original members Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson tell the complete story of their reformation, a journey from member Slim Dunlap’s hospital bed to the megafestivals of North America, from new recording sessions to imminent UK shows.

“We’re not broke,” Westerberg says, wryly acknowledging the many different benefits of the reunion, “but we’re badly bent.

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“The reunion was the kick in the ass that I needed. It felt good to be part of a group again, to get back with Tommy and get someone else’s opinion… So strap around the guitar, you know…”

The new issue of Uncut is out now.

Photo: Dennis Keeley-Reprise Records

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