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Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements Set For Release (Top Story)


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On Thursday Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements Set For Release was a top story. Here is the recap: (BH) Da Capo Press has announced that they will be releasing a new Replacements biography, entitled "Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements" on March 1st. We were sent the following details:

Written with the participation of the group's key members, including singer-songwriter Paul Westerberg, bassist Tommy Stinson, guitarist Slim Dunlap, and the family of late band founder Bob Stinson, Trouble reveals the primal factors and forces - addiction, abuse, fear - that would shape one of the most brilliant and notoriously self-destructive groups of all-time.

The book is based on nearly a decade of research and reporting by (Memphis) Commercial Appeal music critic and longtime MOJO contributor Bob Mehr, who conducted hundreds of interviews (with family, friends, managers, producers and musical colleagues), and was given full access to the Replacements' archives at Twin/Tone and Warner Bros. Records. "After years of work, hopefully this story comes across as passionately and powerfully as their music," says author Mehr, who's just launched a website for the project.

This first-ever narrative biography of the influential Minneapolis band and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees is an unrestrained account, providing revelations about the band members' troubled early years - which were scarred by abuse, alcoholism, and mental health issues - and their pre-Replacements musical history. The book also offers an in-depth, emotional exploration of the life and tragic death of founding member Bob Stinson, who passed away at the age of 35 in 1995. Check out the book's website - here.

BH submitted this story.
It may be edited - Excerpted here with permission.

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