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Thomas "Tommy" Eugene Stinson (born October 6, 1966, in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American musician best known for his work as the bassist for The Replacements and Guns N` Roses as well as the post-Replacements groups Bash & Pop, where he performed guitar duties, and Perfect. He released his debut solo album, Village Gorilla Head in 2004 and also joined Soul Asylum for the completion of their album, The Silver Lining, and the subsequent tour in 2006.
After beginning to learn the bass at the age of 11, Stinson began playing and covering songs with his brother, Bob Stinson, and drummer Chris Mars under the name "Dogbreath" without a singer. After recruiting singer Paul Westerberg, Dogbreath changed their name to The Impediments and played a drunken performance, without Tommy, at a church hall gig in June 1980. After being banned from the venue for disorderly behaviour, they changed their name to The Replacements.
After signing to Twin/Tone Records, by label owner Peter Jesperson who also became the group`s manager, they released their debut album, Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash, in 1981 with an EP, Stink, following in 1982. The Replacements began to distance themselves from the hardcore punk scene after the release of Stink and, inspired by other rock subgenres, released their second album, Hootenanny, in April 1983. Hootenanny was played on over two hundred radio stations across the country, with critics acclaiming the album; The Village Voice`s Robert Christgau deemed it "the most critically independent album of 1983". The band embarked on their first tour of the U.S. in April 1983, during this time Tommy dropped out of tenth grade to join the rest of the band on tour. The band toured cities such as Detroit, Cleveland and Philadelphia, but their intended destination was New York City, where they played at Gerde`s Folk City and Maxwell`s.
For the recording of their next studio album, The Replacements decided to return to Blackberry Way Studios in late 1983 with the result being Let It Be, released in October 1984. A live album, The Shit Hits the Fans, was released in 1985.
Warner Bros. Records subsidiary Sire Records, eventually signed The Replacements with their first major-label release being the Tim album, produced by Tommy Ramone, released in 1985. After the release of Tim, The Replacements fired Tommy`s brother, Bob Stinson, as well as Jesperson the same year. The remaining Replacements carried on as a trio for Pleased to Meet Me, released in 1987, recorded in Memphis with producer Jim Dickinson. Guitarist Slim Dunlap took over lead guitar duties for the subsequent tour and soon became a full member of the band.
They released Don`t Tell a Soul, in 1989, which featured the song "I`ll Be You", which topped Billboard`s Modern Rock chart. Following a disastrous tour opening for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Westerberg recorded a new album largely with session musicians but was persuaded to release it as a Replacements album. All Shook Down, released in 1990, won critical praise and more mainstream attention, though the many guest players and Mars`s quick departure from the band following the album`s release led many to wonder about the band`s future.
Drummer Steve Foley was recruited as Mars`s replacement in 1990, and the band embarked on a long farewell tour which lasted into the summer of 1991. On July 4, 1991, the band officially broke up following a Taste of Chicago performance in Grant Park, referred to by fans as "It Ain`t Over `Til the Fat Roadie Plays" because each member disappeared during the set, their respective roadies taking their places. This show was broadcast by Chicago radio station WXRT.
In December 2005, he reunited with his surviving Replacements bandmates Paul Westerberg and original drummer Chris Mars to record two new songs for a greatest-hits collection. Stinson further collaborated with Westerberg on the soundtrack to the Sony feature film Open Season, recording bass tracks for `Love You in the Fall` and `Right to Arm Bears`.
Also in 1998, Stinson joined Guns N` Roses, and he has been their bass player ever since. His bass playing is featured prominently on the track Oh My God, featured on the soundtrack to the movie End Of Days, as well as their long-delayed Chinese Democracy album which was eventually released in 2008.
On November 24, 2006 at Cleveland`s Quicken Loans Arena, Axl Rose called the Eagles of Death Metal (one of Guns N` Roses` opening acts) the "Pigeons of Shit Metal." Jesse Hughes, the Eagles of Death Metal`s lead singer, told the New Musical Express that Stinson took his bass off and threw it on the floor saying "Fuck you, that`s it" and threatened to leave the band. Stinson did not leave Guns N` Roses; however, the Eagles of Death Metal were fired from the tour. On December 2, 2006, Stinson issued a statement reading, in part: "Eagles of Death M
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Thomas Eugene "Tommy" Stinson (born October 6, 1966) is an American rock musician. He came to prominence in the 1980s as the bass guitarist for The Replacements, one of the definitive American alternative rock groups. After their breakup in 1991, Stinson formed the short-lived Bash & Pop, acting as lead vocalist, guitarist and frontman. In the mid-1990s he was the singer and bassist for the rock band Perfect, and eventually joined the hard rock band Guns N' Roses in 1998.
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