The Replacements will be back with a new covers EP, according to Rolling Stone.
The iconic alt-rockers, which last reunited in 2006, have recorded four tracks in a hometown Minneapolis studio.
The band was down to a duo of original members for this session, with singer Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson working without drummer Chris Mars.
"He didn't want any part of this," Westerberg told Rolling Stone. "I was not surprised, but I was a little disappointed."
The EP, to be sold in a 250-copy edition of 10" vinyl, will be auctioned online to benefit former Replacements guitarist Slim Dunlap. Dunlap suffered a stroke earlier this year. The set will range from Dunlap's "Busted Up," to folk and country hits from Gordon Lightfoot and Hank Williams as well as "Everything's Coming Up Roses," a song from Broadway's "Gypsy."
"He's in rough shape," Westerberg said of Dunlap. "He's sort of paralyzed, he can move his leg a little bit. When I mentioned this, it seemed like something he really wanted to happen. 'You guys get together,' he said in a whisper. 'Go play a song.'"
Westerberg didn't discount a full-fledged Replacements reunion with a new album or tour.
"I'm closer to it now than I was two years ago, let's say that," he added.
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SOURCE: Billboard Magazine