If you’re a Mats fan, what took place over the last three plus years was only supposed to happen in you’re wildest imagination. The 2012 benefit EP Songs For Slim for sick guitarist Slim Dunlap, reuniting for the three Riot Fest dates in 2013, the disinterested Coachella appearance in 2014, and finally, the Back By Unpopular Demand Tour in 2015.
Sadly, The Replacements frontman Paul Westerberg told the Primavera Porto on Friday that the Primavera Sound Festival date would be their final show ever (allegedly). He also added they blew off their sound check, calling the band “lazy bastards to the end.” It should come as no surprise, since Mr. Westerberg was doing his best Riddler act by wearing a different t-shirt each night of the tour with a spray painted letter on it. In the end, fans with much more time on their hands, were able to figure out his message, “I have always loved you. Now I must whore out my past.”
According to numerous reports, you can put an end to those silly rumors about the band planning to release a new album. However, the new tune “Whole Food Blues” surfaced in recent shows.
I feel bad for my friends back in Pittsburgh who had their Mats show at the AE Stage postponed, now officially cancelled.
Folks, that was fun while it lasted, albeit sloppy at best.
Enjoy my vid “I’ll Be You” from Coachella 2014