It hasn’t been too long since The Replacements got back together to create some new music and play around on The Tonight Show for Jimmy Fallon. The band famously broke up during an odd show in 1991 where each member eventually was replaced by a roadie mid-show, but got back together for a string of shows in 2013. That’s all come to an end according to Pitchfork, with guitarist Paul Westerberg making the announcement that Friday’s show would be the band’s last:
During the band’s performance at Primavera Porto today, The Replacements’ Paul Westerberg announced that this would be the last time that the band plays together. After saying that the band stayed at the hotel instead of coming in for sound check, he also reportedly said “lazy bastards to the end” and smashed his guitar.
During the Replacements’ reunion tour over the past two months, Paul Westerberg has worn a white t-shirt every night with a letter spray painted onto the front and back, spelling out two different sentences with each side. Fans have pieced together the sentences on the Facebook page Paul’s Shirt, according to which the message reads: “I have always loved you. Now I must whore my past.”
I picture this clip as the perfect representation of this incident:
According to a recent Billboard article, the band had recorded new music and had a documentary planned. That might be up in the air now with this recent set of developments. Pitchfork shared the video below showing one of the newer songs performed at the recent slate of shows, highlighting the white t-shirt worn by Westerberg on stage. Sometimes the end should truly stay the end, I guess?