Best Band to Break Up in the Past 12 Months
The Replacements reunion never seemed built to last. The notoriously ramshackle Twin Cities rock legends regrouped in 2012, but called it quits (once again) before things grew too stale. Paul Westerberg, Tommy Stinson, and their newly assembled crew played a series of raucous live shows around the world, including a celebrated 2014 show at St. Paul's Midway Stadium. But as the tour wound down, Westerberg dropped hints that the party was coming to an end, sporting T-shirts that acerbically spelled out, "I have always loved you. Now I must whore my past." Rather than drag things out unceremoniously, the group ended things on a high in June. Tommy and Paul have already gone on to other projects, with Stinson focusing on his solo career and Westerberg forming a new group with Juliana Hatfield called the I Don't Cares. While the new music that was rumored to come from the 'Mats never materialized, at least they brought their brilliant catalog of songs back to the stage for a few years.