In case you, like me, were out tonight, Rolling Stone has posted their Q&A with Westerberg. The most interesting bit (non question or answer category) was this:
“Former Replacements manager Peter Jesperson and Stinson’s manager Ben Perlstein, along with singer Dan Baird, are leading an effort to raise money for Dunlap’s medical care. Eighteen artists have signed on to record his songs, including Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Jakob Dylan and Replacements drummer Chris Mars, who skipped the ‘Mats reunion. All recordings will be issued on limited-release vinyl (250 ten-inch EPs for the Replacements) and auctioned online to the highest bidders, with digital downloads also available. Details about release dates and the auction location are still being determined, but Jesperson hopes to begin with the ‘Mats record in December, followed by another single every month or so.”
Please oh Please oh Please let someone cover Slim’s “Chrome Lipstick.” It’s one of my favorites (because as an egomaniac I’m partial to songs with the word chrome in them, said the woman whose last name is Chromey).
What’d you think of the Q&A. Will we see a tour? How do you feel about Paul & Tommy using the “R” word? Inquiring Westernerds want to know.