The Replacements return to TV

Alternative rock pioneers The Replacements have played together on TV for the first time in 25 years.

The Minnesota rockers appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where they played Alex Chilton, a track taken from their 1987 album Pleased To Meet Me.

Their appearance comes 28 years after they were banned from the NBC network after a chaotic, drunken performance on Saturday Night Live and a quarter of a century since their last TV slot.

The band split in 1991 but in 2012, frontman Paul Westerberg and guitarist Tommy Stinson launched EP Songs For Slim – a limited edition 10-inch vinyl release which was auctioned to raise money for former bandmate Slim Dunlap who suffered a stroke that year.

Their first gig since 1991 took place at Riot Fest, Toronto in 2013.

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. After initially joining our news desk in the summer of 2014, he moved to the e-commerce team full-time in 2020. He maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott grew up listening to rock and prog, cutting his teeth on bands such as Marillion and Magnum before his focus shifted to alternative and post-punk in the late 80s. His favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Drab Majesty, but he also still has a deep love of Rush.