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2023.09.19 - Life In The Stocks Podcast - Interview with Tommy

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Post by Blackstar Sat Sep 23, 2023 7:54 pm

A bonafide rock 'n' roll bad ass joins me for Episode 298 of Life In The Stocks. Tommy Stinson was an original founding member of The Replacements, one of the most influential and underrated rock 'n' roll bands of all-time. And when that band came to an end and Duff McKagan left Guns N' Roses, Tommy started playing bass with GNR, and he remained with the group from 1998-2014. So he's served extended tenures in two of the most iconic and awesome rock bands ever. And we get into all of it in this episode of LITS. We also talk about his friendship with Bob Dylan and Tom Waits. No big deal. (It's a huge deal. And Tommy is a bad ass.) Check out his new Cowboys In The Campfire record Wronger, which is out now. Replacements fans will love it.

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Post by Blackstar Tue Sep 26, 2023 4:36 pm

Excerpts from Loudersound:
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Former Guns N' Roses bassist Tommy Stinson, also a founding member of cult indie/punk heroes The Replacements, has spoken about his 16-year stint in the Los Angeles-based hard rock group , and his respect and admiration for the band's frontman, Axl Rose.

Stinson joined the band in 1998, after being encouraged to audition by his friend Josh Freese, then drumming for GN'R, now playing with Foo Fighters. As he explains to writer/podcaster/DJ Matt Stocks, he initially only auditioned "for a lark", but ending up accepted Axl Rose's invitation to join the band after learning of the singer's motives for keeping Guns alive.

"What happened with it, which is why I chose to do it really, was, in terms of what his goal was, he still had the name, he owned the name, and he kinda looked at it, like, 'Well, all those fucking guys abandoned me, so I'm fucking going to still do it, I'm still fucking going to be Guns N' Roses.' The way he presented it seemed more punk rock than anything I'd heard, and I thought, Alright, I'm in, let's do it."

You had to respect that tenacity, Stocks suggests.

"Fuck yeah I did," says Stinson. "And I did, totally."

"I have nothing but good things to say about it," Stinson adds. "I mean, sure, we butted heads on things, and it was't the easiest gig at all times, but it was a good experience, I got a lot out of it."

When talk turns to the atmosphere around the band around the 2008 release of Chinese Democracy, which emerged some 17 years on from the band's last original albums, 1991's Use Your Illusion I and II, Stinson tells Stocks that he looks on the period fondly, describing it as "a crazy, beautiful mess."

"That Jimmy Iovine pulled that record out of Axl's hands at the fucking 11.30th hour is the only disappointing part of that," he adds. "I don't know if it would have changed anything about the public's view of it, the only thing it would have changed was Axl's view of it. He was this close to being able to sign off on that fucking thing, and they pulled it just before he was completely ready to be going 'I'm done with it', it was just a little too quick on that. That's unfortunate. But all things considered, we made a great record."

"It was a lot of work getting that many people from different backgrounds to make something that ultimately Axl produced. He took all of us... sort of... retarded kittens and kinda corralled us in a way that made us write together and work together, and it's to his credit that he was able to navigate that... it was a huge nod to his talent."

https://www.loudersound.com/news/guns-n-roses-tommy-stinson-on-axl-rose-chinese-democracy-punk-rock
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