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Tommy Stinson was bassist in the post-alternative rock heroes the Replacements from the band’s 1979 start to its 1991 breakup. For Bash & Pop, Stinson moved over to guitar and lead vocals, and though he put together a band and released 1993’s Friday Night is Killing Me, the band broke up the following year. Stinson eventually went on to — of all things — Guns N’ Roses. At the same time, he took part in a Replacements reunion. In 2016 Stinson re-activated Bash & Pop with a new lineup and album, Anything Could Happen. Leaving the GNR arena rock behind for a more straightforward approach, Bash & Pop has plenty of the old Replacements spirit.