Thirty-five years after the release of their debut album, comes the definitive biography of one of the last great rock ‘n’ roll bands of the twentieth century: The Replacements. Written with the participation of the group’s key members, including reclusive singer-songwriter Paul Westerberg, bassist Tommy Stinson, and the family of late guitarist Bob Stinson, Trouble Boys is a deeply intimate portrait, revealing the primal factors and forces – addiction, abuse, fear – that would shape one of the most brilliant and notoriously self-destructive groups of all-time.
Based on a decade of research and reporting, hundreds of interviews (with family, friends, managers, producers and musical colleagues), as well as full access to the Replacements’ archives at Twin/Tone and Warner Bros. Records, author Bob Mehr has fashioned something far more compelling than a conventional band bio. Trouble Boys is a heartbreakingly tragic, frequently comic, and, ultimately, triumphant epic.
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