Tommy Stinson, founding member of the seminal Minneapolis-based rock group THE REPLACEMENTS and current bass player for GUNS N' ROSES and SOUL ASYLUM, will release his second solo effort, "One Man Mutiny", on his own Done To Death Music label on August 30.
"One Man Mutiny" is Stinson's most fully-realized effort to date in both production quality and craftsmanship of song. "I'm finding it a lot more interesting to make music these days," says Tommy. "Especially given the musical climate as of the last few years there are a lot of people complaining about how bad it is. I am actually embracing the challenges." This album is also a family affair for Tommy his fiance Emily Roberts sings harmonies on many of the songs and lead on his first ever duet, "Destroy Me", while her uncle Chip Roberts' slide guitar playing flavors the album from beginning to end.
The album was produced by Phillip Broussard, Jr. (who has engineered records for such groups as RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, WEEZER as well as Tommy's first solo effort, "Village Gorilla Head") and recorded at Tommy's Bipolarbear studios in both Los Angeles and suburban Philadelphia. The exception would be the title track, "One Man Mutiny", which was recorded with GUNS N' ROSES members Dizzy Reed and Richard Fortus in the restaurant of the Conrad Hotel in Brussels, Belgium on a day off from their 2010 European tour, which was documented on video (along with all sorts of other adventures on the road with GUNS N' ROSES) on Tommy's web site. The album was mixed by Sean Beavan (GUNS N' ROSES, NINE INCH NAILS, and Tommy's "Village Gorilla Head").
One of the songs from "One Man Mutiny", a song "about the awkward and tragic side of dating people you shouldn't be trying to date" called "Meant To Be", can be streamed below (courtesy of SPIN.com).
"Meant To Be" audio stream:
Stinson played a few shows in May to preview some of the new material. He was backed by a full rock band, which featured Mike Gent (THE FIGGS), fiance Emily Roberts, Tim Schweiger, Jon Phillip (LIMBECK) and special guests.
As if that's not enough to keep him busy, Stinson is currently helping SOUL ASYLUM put the finishing touches on the band's upcoming release and will tour with the group this summer.