The Replacements' Story Told in New 'Trouble Boys' Book
Published Dec 09, 2015On-again-off-again indie rockers the Replacements may have called it quits again, but their legacy continues to thrive thanks to a series of box sets — and now, a brand new book.
A comprehensive biography titled Trouble Boys is set to arrive on March 1 through Da Capo Press. The 520-page book was penned by Bob Mehr with "full participation" from singer Paul Westerberg, bassist Tommy Stinson, guitarist Slim Dunlap and the family members of late co-founder Bob Stinson. The author also spoke to an extensive array of family members, managers, friends and musical collaborators.
Additionally, a press release notes that Mehr was given access to the band's archives at Twin/Tone Records and Warner Bros.
The band reunited in 2011, issuing a covers EP and embarking on a string of reunion shows. On their last tour, Westerberg wore a shirt with a different letter spray-painted on it every night. After the band's final show at Primavera Sound on June 5, fans strung together the letter to reveal the frontman's message: "I have always loved you, now I must whore my past."