Some Replacements fans recently payed upwards of $10,000 to get their hands on the band's new comeback EP, 'Songs for Slim,' and for good reason: Not only did it feature the first recordings from Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson in a long, long time, but it also raised money for ailing ex-'Mats guitarist Slim Dunlap, who was hospitalized last year following a stroke and now requires constant (and very costly) medical care.
As previously reported, the Replacements will release the 'Songs for Slim' reunion EP in an extremely small quantity. Only 250 copies of the five-song set will be auctioned off to benefit former member Slim Dunlap, who suffered a stroke last year. That's some small batch, but as the Minneapolis Star-Tribune has revealed, the music will also see commercial release via download and vinyl. Equally exciting: Former drummer Chris Mars plays on the record, contrary to prior reports, adding a solo version of Dunlap's 'Radio Hook Word Hit.'