In an interview with Rolling Stone this week, Paul Westerberg, the former lead singer of the seminal Minneapolis alt-rock band The Replacements, revealed that he'd recently spent some time in the studio with Tommy Stinson, the band's original bassist (and current bassist for Guns N' Roses. Seriously.)
While the recording session was undertaken to raise money for former Replacements guitarist Slim Dunlap, who suffered a massive stroke in February. Dunlap remains paralyzed.
"He can't talk very much, he's sort of paralyzed, he can move his leg a little bit. He speaks in a whisper," Westerberg said. "When I mentioned this, it seemed like something he really wanted to happen."
Dunlap's medical bills are piling up, so Westerberg and Stinson will release the EP under the Replacements name to heighten awareness. Fans can donate directly to Dunlap here.
Westerberg went on to mention the numerous offers the group, which famously imploded in the early 90's, have received to reform. Though most fans are doubtful, Westerberg seems to finally be embracing the idea. Maybe.
"It's possible," he told the magazine. "I'm closer to it now than I was two years ago, let's say that."