The Replacements consider reunion

Band say 'maybe it's the right time'

The Replacements are considering reuniting, 17 years after they disbanded.

Original bassist Tommy Stinson said that he and singer/songwriter Paul Westerberg have had a lucrative offer to perform at Coachella and other major festivals, reports Billboard.

The reunited band would consist of session drummer Josh Freese(replacing original drummer Chris Mars who retired from music to focus on painting) and an unnamed lead guitarist (who would replace Stinson’s late half-brother Bob, who died in 1995).

Stinson said: “We talked about it this year, and I think there was a consensus that maybe it wasn’t the right time [to reunite] – or maybe it is the right time.

“At the last minute, it just didn’t seem like the right thing to do. But I think Paul and I have something to offer each other still. I think that’s pretty obvious when we get together.”

The band’s legacy has had a raised profile of late, with The Cribs covering their song, ‘Bastards Of Young’ during recent live sets, and a ‘Best Of’ compilation ‘Don’t You Know Who I Think I Was?’ being issued in 2006, featuring two new tracks.