The Internet is buzzing over a report by Pitchfork that Paul Westerberg has declared the Replacements have played their final show.
During the band’s performance at Primavera Porto today, The Replacements’ Paul Westerberg announced that this would be the last time that the band plays together. After saying that the band stayed at the hotel instead of coming in for sound check, he also reportedly said “lazy bastards to the end” and smashed his guitar.
Since the band embarked on their “Back by Unpopular Demand” tour this spring, Paul Westerberg has been spelling a message via letters painted on the white v-neck t-shirts he’s been wearing for gigs. With this week’s shows, the message is apparently complete: I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED YOU, NOW I MUST WHORE MY PAST. You can ponder the shirts’ images via the fan-created Facebook page Paul’s Shirt.