Sevens :: The Replacements – Hold My Life / Good Day

On February 18th, 1995, Bob Stinson, founding member and former lead guitarist of the Replacements, was found dead in his Minneapolis apartment. While at the time it was suspected to be an overdose, it was later determined that the years of substance abuse had simply worn his body out. He was 35.

Bob Stinson's life is a key part of the story of the Replacements. He was the good-hearted, incendiary guitar player who powered the 'Mats' first five LPs with his chaotic, light speed guitar. The official story behind Stinson's dismissal from the band in 1986 was . . .

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