1. The First Original Replacements Song Since 1990 Is a 24-Minute Jazz Jam

    December 26, 2014 11:24 AM EST In a move that might have horrified their younger selves, the Replacements recently released a 24-minute jazz jam called "Poke Me In My Cage." Following the 2013 covers EP Songs for Slim , this is the first original Replacements song since 1990. Historically, The Replacements…

  2. Why the Replacements Went Home to Minneapolis After 23 Years

    September 19, 2014 5:19 PM EDT When the front desk person at the Marriott hotel in downtown Minneapolis asked, "What brings you to town?," I would have won instant acceptance, or at least comprehension, if I had answered "a secret Prince concert." Or better yet: "The Vikings game. Hurts about…

  3. The Replacements Rock Homecoming Concert at Minnesota Stadium

    September 14, 2014 2:50 PM EDT The Replacements played 31 songs at its first hometown appearance in 23. The Replacements took the stage Saturday (Sept. 13) night at Midway Stadium in St. Paul, Minn., clad in identical matching plaid suits, as the final notes of “Surfin’ Bird” by the Trashmen faded out. Watch The…

  4. Watch The Replacements Play 'Fallon' After Three-Decade NBC Ban

    September 10, 2014 10:13 AM EDT Twenty eight years ago, the Replacements drunkenly stumbled through one of the worst musical performances in SNL history (at least from NBC’s perspective) and were famously banned from ever playing 30 Rock again. Well, Lorne Michaels be damned -- the ‘Mats returned to NBC on Sept. 9 for a…

  5. Reunited Ramones Estates Plan Big Comeback Including Martin Scorsese Film

    August 27, 2014 12:10 PM EDT The Johnny Ramone tribute at Hollywood Forever Cemetery has become a tradition. This past Sunday marked the tenth annual event honoring the late guitarist. In a marathon celebration that began before sundown diehard Ramones fans were treated to a Q&A that included Johnny’s widow Linda,…

  6. Charles M. Young, Punk Rock Journalist, Dead at 63

    August 19, 2014 8:44 PM EDT Rock journalist Charles M. Young, who joined Rolling Stone magazine in 1976 and championed New York's CBGB punk scene at its inception, died of cancer on Monday, Aug. 18. Young's passing follows a year-and-a-half battle with with a stage four brain tumor, he was 63.  At Rolling…

  7. Punk's Quiet Visionary: Debbie Harry, Tommy Stinson, Danny Fields and More on Tommy Ramone

    July 18, 2014 3:11 PM EDT In 1974, Thomas Erdelyi became Tommy Ramone. The last surviving original member of the band is remembered as the odd man out who helped shaped the sound and look of punk rock's founding fathers. This feature first appeared in the July 26th issue of Billboard Magazine . DANNY FIELDS…

  8. Guns N' Roses' Dizzy Reed Laughs Off Breakup Rumors, Talks New Music

    July 09, 2014 2:24 PM EDT "It'll come out when it comes out, when it's ready," Reed says of the legendary group's next batch of material. Guns N' Roses is in the midst of an open-ended break while the new "Appetite For Democracy 3D: Live at the Hard Rock Casino -- Las Vegas"…

  9. Guns N' Roses Premiere 'Sweet Child O' Mine' Live Video From 'Appetite For Democracy' DVD

    June 30, 2014 11:27 AM EDT Guns N' Roses are reliving the glory days with a brand new live film and Billboard has an exclusive early look at one of its most iconic performances. Below, watch Axl Rose rock through the 1987 rock and roll classic "Sweet Child O' Mine," as it appears on the new film …

  10. The Sun Sets On ‘Californication’: David Duchovny Discusses the Show’s Rock n’ Roll Connection (Q&A)

    June 27, 2014 12:59 PM EDT This Sunday night (June 29th at 9:30p ET/PT), after seven memorable seasons, Hank Moody and his very distinctive ‘Californication’ crew will say farewell. When the credits come up on that last episode of the popular Showtime series, it will also mark the end of one of the most authentically…

  11. Guns N' Roses Could Have New Music In 2015, Guitarist Says At Golden Gods Awards

    April 24, 2014 9:54 PM EDT A new album would be GNR's first release since 2008's long-awaited "Chinese Democracy" Guns N' Roses fans might not have to wait another 15 years between new album releases. GNR guitarist Richard Fortus told the Associated Press at the Revolver Golden God Awards in…

  12. Coachella 2014: Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Joins the Replacements (For a Night)

    April 19, 2014 1:33 AM EDT Frontman Paul Westerberg was laid up on the couch (literally) for his band's weekend two set. After what was regarded as a lackluster first weekend set , the Replacements returned to Coachella's Outdoor Stage with a vengeance, recruiting Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong…

  13. Golden Gods to Air in May on VH1 Classic; Axl Rose and Joan Jett Lead Honorees

    April 16, 2014 7:00 AM EDT The Golden Gods Awards, a ceremony devoted solely to hard rock and heavy metal, is returning to TV on Saturday, May 24 via VH1 Classic at 8 p.m. ET/PT, produced by Dick Clark Productions and Revolver magazine. The four-hour live show will tape Wednesday, April 23, at Los Angeles' Club…

  14. Coachella 2014: The Replacements Soldier Through Problematic Performance

    April 12, 2014 8:36 AM EDT After ending their 22-year hiatus and triumphantly returning to the stage at Riot Fest last year, the Replacements had marked Coachella as the next step in their long-overdue comeback. The legendary Minneapolis post-punk collective may have been listed in the second-biggest font on…

  15. Duff McKagan Reuniting With Guns N' Roses to 'Help Axl Out,' Says Tommy Stinson

    April 01, 2014 4:45 PM EDT GNR's former bassist is filling in on bass for five shows while Stinson tours with The Replacements. "I'm like, 'Thanks dude, for covering my ass on this one'" Re-joining Guns N' Roses for five shows in South America is just Duff McKagan's way…

  16. Replacements Reunion, Fall Out Boy & Blink-182 Highlight Chicago's Riot Fest

    September 16, 2013 9:42 AM EDT Beloved rockers tear through second gig in 22 years to close out 3-day fest The ninth annual Riot Fest rocked hard this past weekend at Chicago's spacious Humboldt Park, carnival-oriented punk and indie rock festival's home for the second consecutive year. From old school acts…

  17. The Replacements Complete Lineup With Josh Freese, Dave Minehan

    August 17, 2013 6:05 PM EDT Session drummer extraordinaire Josh Freese will be behind the kit alongside Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson when the Replacements reunite later this month. In addition, guitarist Dave Minehan will replace the late Bob Stinson in the lineup. The news was first reported by the Minneapolis…

  18. The Replacements Return for Riot Fest Dates

    June 13, 2013 12:50 AM EDT The Replacements are mounting a comeback. The influential '80s alternative rock group are listed on the line-up for three Riot Fest shows, marking their return to the live stage for the first time in more than 20 years. Organizers of Riot Fest today distributed their 2013 poster,…

  19. Governors Ball 2013: Guns N' Roses, Nas and Kings of Leon Emerge From the Mud on Day 2

    June 09, 2013 1:00 PM EDT Azealia Banks, Icona Pop, Kendrick Lamar and Japandroids rock Randall's Island a day after a rain-soaked opener Day two of Governors Ball was a much sunnier affair than the rainy start on Friday , but it was far from dry. Festival goers splashed and sludged their way through the…

  20. Songs For Slim Project Benefits Former Replacements Guitarist

    March 10, 2013 11:00 AM EDT "We will always play together in some fashion," Tommy Stinson says of the Replacements' future Last December, Peter Jesperson, the music executive who signed and managed the Replacements, paid a visit to the band's former guitarist Slim Dunlap, who's been…

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