Wednesday, August 16, 2006

More Replacements Reunion Activity

(Reuters/Billboard) On the heels of their surprise reunion to record two new songs for the recent Replacements best-of album, Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson are together again on two songs from the soundtrack for the animated film "Open Season" soundtrack.

The album, due September 26 via Lost Highway, includes 10 Westerberg originals, of which "Love You in the Fall" and "Right to Arm Bears" boast Stinson on bass.

The film, which features the voices of Ashton Kutcher and Martin Lawrence, opens three days later.

One Westerberg track each is performed by Pete Yorn ("I Belong (Reprise)") and Deathray ("Wild As I Wanna Be"). Rounding out the soundtrack are Deathray's "I Wanna Lose Control (Uh Oh)" and the Talking Heads' "Wild Wild Life." The score was penned by Westerberg and Ramin Djawad.

Westerberg broke the news he was making a foray into film scoring in a 2004 interview. "I wouldn't like to do that as a regular job and do five movies a year and all that, but it's a viable ... alterntive to touring," he said.
I also just found out that Tommy Stinson will be doing some dates as bassist for Soul Asylum: Aug. 17 - Pike Market Place (12:00pm show) - Seattle, WA Aug. 18 - Mid-America Center - Concil Bluff's, IA Aug. 19 - Austin Rockin' Blues Festival - Austin, TX Aug. 23 - Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA Aug. 24 - Plaza deCesar Chavez - San Jose, CA Sep. 09 - Deadwood Jam - Deadwood, SD

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