Since reuniting last year, The Replacements have played everywhere from massive festivals to old tennis stadiums. Now, it appears that they’re ready for the next logical step in their reunion: new music. In an interview with Rolling Stone published this week, lead Mats members Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson revealed that the idea of releasing a new album is one they’ve definitely considered.
The interview cites two songs, “Are You In It For The Money?” and “Dead Guitar Player,” as candidates for inclusion on a new album. Fans of the band will likely note the morbid nature of the last song title, given that original Replacements guitarist Bob Stinson died in 1995 and that his replacement, Slim Dunlap, has been in poor health since suffering a stroke in 2012. Westerberg says that the song definitely isn’t about Dunlap, as he wrote the song before Dunlap’s stroke.
The Replacements’ last full-length album, All Shook Down, came out in 1990. Westerberg and Stinson released a covers EP, Songs For Slim, under the Replacements name in 2012 in order to help raise money for Dunlap’s medical expenses.