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2011.11.23 - Matt Cord, 93.3 WIMMR Rocks! - Interview with Tommy

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Post by Soulmonster Mon Jan 02, 2023 2:46 pm

I found two Tommy interviews we didn't have in our database. This is one of them and I will add the transcript soon.

Transcript:

Matt Cord: With us now on the telephone, would you please welcome Thomas Eugene F-ing Stinson!

Tommy: [laughing] That's funny. That's a good one.

MC: How are you, Tommy?

Tommy: Doing good, in Chicago. Have a big rock show in in Chicago tonight.

MC: That's right. You're at the-

Tommy:  Allstate Arena-

MC: -in Rosemont, Illinois.

Tommy: Exactly. Exactly.

MC: Which I guess is near like the airport and the loop or something.

Tommy: Exactly, right by the airport.

MC: Yeah. Hey, you did an in-store today.

Tommy: Yeah, yeah, it was fun. I [?] Reckless Records, an old school record store that actually does really well and played songs with my band and signed some autographs and hung out. It was great. We had a good time.

MC: So it's almost like you're doing a double header.

Tommy: Yeah, totally. I don't know what I was thinking cause I'm burnt.

MC: Solo Tommy from One Man Mutiny to Guns N' Roses tonight in Chicago.

Tommy: There you go.

MC: Hey, you've been on the road for almost two months. How the shows been going, how you holding up? And, you know, what's the general vibe?

Tommy: Everything's going good with the vibe's been really good. The shows have gone well. We haven't even had a major.... We haven't had any major issues. you know, and that's the first as far as I've been in the band.

MC: You sound surprised.

Tommy: Right. You know what, it's going well. I think the vibe is just good. Everyone, you know, is kind of having a good time with it. You know, not taking it too, you know, too seriously. You know, as I guess we probably did before. It's more more of a fun kind of night, I guess you could say.

MC: You've been with Guns now longer than you've been with the Replacements.

Tommy: I've been a replacement longer than I was in the Replacements.

MC: [laughing] That's a good one.

Tommy: Yeah.

MC: Did you ever think that would happen, though, like, was it '98 when you went, you know, you hooked up with Axl, that you'd still be doing this?

Tommy: I did not anticipate being here 14 years later. But you know what? It's a good gig. It's fun. We get along great. And it's, you know, [?] is a good gig and we have fun. Why change it up?

MC: Hey, I'm looking at the set list. This is last night you guys played Minnesota, or two nights ago?

Tommy: Two nights ago.

MC: Target Center, right?

Tommy: Yeah. Hometown.

MC: I know. What was that like with ticket request?

Tommy: You know what? It wasn't too bad out. We had about 15 family and friends and that whole thing wasn't too bad.

MC: Was Paul there?

Tommy: No, he threatened to come. He threatened to come now. And at the last minute he had a case of the yips.

MC: 30 songs.

Tommy: Well, we know 40.

MC: I know, but that's a lot. That's a long night, right?

Tommy: Well, you know, we like to give them what they want. You know, we aim to please out here, Maddie.

MC: And I saw this on YouTube today, at some point in the show My Generation is played and sung by you.

Tommy: Yeah. We've been playing that and I'm trying to figure out another song to do cause I'm kind of wearing it out. But yeah, we throw it in there. [?] to do it and I just do because he likes it.

MC: But it's a good song for a bass player, I would think, right?

Tommy: Oh, yeah, it's a blast to play. We just saw the K tell version [?] of it, you know the shortened version if you will.

MC: How about Real Me?

Tommy: Real Me?

MC: The Who song.

Tommy: Matt, do you know what, I'm gonna try and get out of The Who catalog, there's some other stuff going on.

MC: I'm still stuck in it.

Tommy: I don't wanna get stuck in The Who catalog, exactly.

MC: Pearl Jam does a song called Jeremy.

Tommy: Yes?

MC: And it starts out with base. It would be perfect for you.

Tommy: I know that song. You like that song. You like them a whole lot, Maddie. I know this about you.

MC: I'm actually sick of their hits. But I do play your ID from time to time where you say, "Hey, this is Tommy Stinson, you're listening to Matt Cord on WIMMR, Matt, play another Pearl Jam song!" [laughing]

Tommy: That was a good one.

MC: And I saw, I guess around Halloween, you were dressed up as a teletubby.

Tommy: Yeah. I kind of busted it out halfway through the set. It was fun. It was a blast. Everyone kind of had a hard time keeping a straight face.

MC: Did they know you're gonna do that or you just came out?

Tommy: Nope, Nope, I didn't tell nobody.

MC: That's great. Yeah, that is great.

Tommy: I got Axl right in the middle of November Rain.

MC: And you're still doing Soul Asylum, right?

Tommy: Yeah. I think they're finishing up the record right now. It should be out there sometime in the new year, I think.

MC: And I keep telling everybody I run into, "Go get Tommy Solo record, One Man Mutiny."

Tommy: Well, thank you. That's awesome. I appreciate that.

MC: I thought the gig at the North Star back in the summer was really good and then the record store the next day in Manionc [?].

Tommy: That was a fun gig. I love that little record store. Good peeps.

MC: And we will see you a week from Saturday. Philadelphia, Camden DSP Center, indoors.

Tommy: Nice. I'll be looking forward to it because I'll see you.

MC: Yeah, I know. We'll have fun. Is there an opener for you guys?

Tommy: I don't know who the opener is for that night. I don't know what the dealio is yet.

MC: I saw that Duff was doing some opening shows with his band Loaded, right?

Tommy: Yeah. I think they're gonna do like Seattle, Portland is Duff, up in the Upper West coast.

MC: Well, cool, man. Well, Tommy, I guess it's it's almost showtime for you again?

Tommy: I do. I gotta eat a quick dinner, throw myself together and get in the van.

MC: Alright, buddy. Looking forward to.... I can't wait to see you a week from Saturday, man.

Tommy: Awesome, man. I look forward to it.

MC: Alright, Tommy.

Tommy: Thanks again. I'll talk to you soon.

MC: Alright, be good buddy.

Tommy: Alright. Talk to you later.
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Finished this.
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