Rolling Stone features FundRazr for Replacement’s Guitarist
Excerpt from RollingStone.com Oct. 9, 2012, Q&A: Paul Westerberg on the Replacements Reunion and Being a Middle-Aged Rocker
Former Replacements manager Peter Jesperson and Stinson’s manager Ben Perlstein, along with singer Dan Baird, are leading an effort to raise money for Dunlap’s medical care. Eighteen artists have signed on to record his songs, including Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Jakob Dylan and Replacements drummer Chris Mars, who skipped the ‘Mats reunion. All recordings will be issued on limited-release vinyl (250 ten-inch EPs for the Replacements) and auctioned online to the highest bidders, with digital downloads also available. Details about release dates and the auction location are still being determined, but Jesperson hopes to begin with the ‘Mats record in December, followed by another single every month or so.
“Slim is still slowly recovering,” his wife Chrissie Dunlap tells RS. “He is still paralyzed on his left side, and still on a feeding tube. Our insurance will not pay for any more rehab, so we are paying out of pocket for his care when he is released from the hospital, probably next week.”
Fans can donate money to Dunlap’s Care FundRazr online here. As of this morning, $15,853.50 had been raised, towards a goal of $20,000. (Note: Since the article, Fans have exceeded the goal and the total now stand at $21,000 with a new goal of $30,ooo).
Read more of the article in Rolling Stone here.