Guns N’ Roses, The Replacements bassist set for solo shows in Columbia, Charleston

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Tommy Stinson has played with some seriously talented songwriters.

For more than a decade, he played bass beside singer-songwriter and guitarist Paul Westerberg in The Replacements, perhaps the most critically beloved alternative rock band of the 1980s. He also spent seven years playing with Soul Asylum, led by Dave Pirner, a songwriter almost as beloved as Westerberg.

Stinson even did a stint with the reconfigured Guns N’ Roses lineup, playing with Axl Rose, a man responsible for the vicious “Welcome To The Jungle” and the tender “Sweet Child O’ Mine.”

So it makes sense that eventually Stinson would begin writing songs himself. After The Replacements broke up in the early 1990s, Stinson formed the catchy power-pop band Bash & Pop, releasing two albums and making his solo debut with the “Village Gorilla Head” LP.

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