Paul Westerberg: The band's frontman, 54, recorded and toured as a solo artist through the mid-'00s but then retreated to a reclusive life at home in Edina.

Tommy Stinson: Recruited at age 12 by his older brother, Bob, the spiky-haired bass slinger — now 47 and living in upstate New York — fronted his own bands Bash & Pop and Perfect before settling into a steady gig with Guns N' Roses since 1998.


Chris Mars: The original drummer until the band's final tour issued three solo albums in the early '90s before launching a successful art career, still going strong. He had an animated short film in Sundance last year and will have a painting show at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art next year. He has repeatedly declined to comment on his old band.

Slim Dunlap: A beloved figure in the Twin Cities music scene before and after his stint with the 'Mats (1987-91), Bob Dunlap suffered a severe stroke in 2012 and is still bedridden at home in Minneapolis, though wife Chrissie reports that his immune system is stronger and his hospital stays have lessened. Admirers including Jeff Tweedy, Lucinda Williams, Frank Black and Steve Earle rerecorded his songs for the "Songs for Slim" benefit series, now a double-CD compilation.


Bob Stinson: The wild-eyed, wicked-fingered original lead guitarist was kicked out of the band in 1986 due to drug and alcohol problems. He died in 1995 at age 35 after years of addiction. Plenty of fans still say the spirit of the band died with him.

Steve Foley: Mars' replacement on drums for the final 1990-91 tour, he followed Tommy into Bash & Pop afterward. He died in 2008 from what family members called an accidental drug overdose.


Josh Freese: The drummer for the new Replacements got his start with the Vandals and has since played with Nine Inch Nails, GNR, A Perfect Circle, Weezer and Devo. He also toured with Westerberg and has Minnesota family. His father, Stan Freese, who's from Edina, is a longtime band director for Disney parks.

David Minehan: Also part of Westerberg's early-'90s tours, the Boston area guitarist fronted his own reputable band the Neighborhood in the '80s. During the new Replacements run, Westerberg has sometimes turned to him to help fill in forgotten lyrics.


Billie Joe Armstrong: The Green Day frontman and renowned 'Mats fan casually joined the band for a few songs at Coachella in April and has since played entire sets with them at three other festivals. However, he was absent for their last two fest gigs and is reportedly questionable for this one, despite his local ties via his Minnesotan wife Adrienne.