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Paul Westerberg

Biography

After disbanding the Substitutes in 1991, singer/songwriter Paul Westerberg resurfaced the next year with two songs in the Singles soundtrack. A calendar year afterwards, Westerberg released his initial single album, 14 Music, in the summertime of 1993. Even though record received generally reviews that are positive and spawned the present day rock strike “TOP NOTCH Trend,” the record didn’t break the songwriter in to the mainstream. 3 years afterwards, Westerberg released his second single album, Ultimately. Like 14 Music and the complete Substitutes catalog before it, Ultimately received good testimonials but didn’t become a industrial achievement upon its springtime 1996 discharge. In the springtime of 1997, Westerberg still left Reprise Information. He documented a one-off EP beneath the name Grandpaboy for the Boston-based indie label Soundproof/Monolyth Information; the label was co-owned by Darren Hill, who acquired previously performed bass with Westerberg. By enough time the EP premiered in August 1997, Westerberg acquired signed a fresh agreement with Capitol Information, launching Suicaine Gratifaction — broadly acclaimed as his finest single work up to now — in early 1999. However, Capitol’s administration was totally overhauled through the discharge of the record, causing the anticipated push behind the discharge to become prematurely buried. Westerberg was slipped and essentially vanished in the music picture until 2002, when he instantly announced the challenging Stereo/Mono project. He previously authorized with Vagrant Information with the purpose of liberating a double recording documented half in stereo system, half in mono. Certainly enthusiastic about the brand new materials, he made a decision to launch the mono part beneath the Grandpaboy moniker 8 weeks early, and began an in-store tour that springtime to market both produces. Westerberg participated within the making of the documentary film concerning the tour along with a subsequent group of single displays at theaters, Arrive Experience Me Tremble, which presented concert footage added by followers who used camcorders to record the displays. Westerberg put together a soundtrack recording of unreleased materials to coincide using the film’s launch in nov 2003; a yr later on, another homemade recording, Folker, premiered, this one concentrating on his even more introspective part and offering an affectionate remembrance of his past due father simply entitled “MY FATHER.” Rounding up soundtrack looks, outtakes, B-sides, and enthusiast favorites, Besterberg: Greatest of Paul Westerberg made an appearance in-may 2005. In 2006, Westerberg released Open up Period, the soundtrack towards the Sony cartoon feature of the same name.

Quick Facts


Full Name Paul Westerberg
Profession Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist
Nationality American
Spouse Laurie Lindeen
Parents Mary Louise Westerberg, Harold Robert Westerberg
Siblings Mary Lucia
Music Groups The Replacements, The I Don't Cares
Music Songs World Class Fad, Dyslexic Heart, Runaway Wind, Knockin on Mine, First Glimmer, Love Untold, Love You in the Fall, Waiting for Somebody, Silver Naked Ladies, Dice Behind Your Shades, Man Without Ties, Lookin' Out Forever, Something Is Me, Someone I Once Knew, Call That Gone?, It's a Wonderful Lie, Even Here We Are, Stain Yer Blood, Born for Me, Mannequin Shop, Nowhere Man, Once Around the Weekend, Time Flies Tomorrow, Right to Arm Bears, Black Eyed Susan, Whatever Makes You Happy, Crackle and Drag, Ain't Got Me, Best Thing That Never Happened, Angels Walk, Tears Rolling Up Our Sleeves, Fugitive Kind
Albums 14 Songs, Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash, Suicaine Gratifaction, Come Feel Me Tremble, Folker, Eventually, Open Season, Stereo, 49:00, 3oclockreep, Pleased to Meet Me, Don't Tell a Soul, Besterberg: The Best of Paul Westerberg, The Resterberg, Dead Man Shake, Mono
Nominations MTV Video Music Award for Best Video from a Film
Movies Boog and Elliot's Midnight Bun Run, Open Season, Singles, Paul Westerberg: Come Feel Me Tremble


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#Fact
1 Brother of radio DJ Mary Lucia
2 Gave up drugs and alcohol following the disbanding of The Replacements in 1992, and was successfully treated for depression in 1998.
3 Can't Hardly Wait was named after the Replacements song of the same name, and acts as the theme song during the ending credits.
4 Actually, he released two albums this year, Stereo, and Mono (under the alias of Grandpa Boy). The album that got The 'Mats noticed would definitely have to be, "Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash", which was released by the Twin/Tone label. Across town "rivals" Husker Du, were jealous of them because they played less than a dozen shows before they were signed. Bassist Tommy Stinson wasn't even in High School by this point. None of The Replacements graduated high school in fact. Bob Stinson, who played guitar in The 'Mats for the first seven years, was found dead in his apartment in 1995, due to an apparent overdose. The 'Mats never really got the mainstream recognition that they deserved.
5 His latest album, a double disc titled 'Stereo,' was released on April 23, 2002. It is his fourth solo effort since the break up of the Replacements in 1992.
6 Son Johnny was born in 1998.
7 Westerburg High School, the fictional high school used in the cult classic film, Heathers, was named in honor of Westerberg by the film's writer.
8 His albums with the Replacements, 1984's 'Let it Be', 1985's 'Tim', and 1987's 'Pleased to Meet Me', are considered among the best released in the 1980s.
9 Although he composed the soundtrack to "Singles," the music of the Replacements is featured in Cameron Crowe's other two films, "Say Anything" and "Jerry Maguire."
10 Paul Westerberg is the lead singer and songwriter for the Replacements, a critical darling during the eighties.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Regular Show in Space 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Paper Towns 2015 writer: "SWINGIN PARTY"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me 2014 Documentary writer: "Any Trouble"
This Is 40 2012 writer: "I Will Dare"
That's My Boy 2012 writer: "Unsatisfied"
Young Adult 2011 writer: "Achin' To Be"
Going the Distance 2010 writer: "Here Comes A Regular"
Hot Tub Time Machine 2010 writer: "I Will Dare"
Tanner Hall 2009 performer: "A Few Minutes of Silence" / writer: "Kiss Me On The Bus", "A Few Minutes of Silence"
He's Just Not That Into You 2009 writer: "Can't Hardly Wait"
Adventureland 2009 writer: "Bastards of Young", "Unsatisfied"
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh 2008 writer: "God Damn Job"
Cold Case 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Go-Getter 2007 writer: "Color Me Impressed"
How I Met Your Mother 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Catch and Release 2006/II performer: "Let the Bad Times Roll" 2002 / writer: "Let the Bad Times Roll" 2002
Open Season 2006 performer: "Good Day" / writer: "I Belong", "Wild As I Wanna Be", "Good Day"
Jackass Number Two 2006 Documentary writer: "Treatment Bound"
Brotherhood TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Psych 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Veronica Mars TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
One Tree Hill 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Aurora Borealis 2005 performer: "Looking Up In Heaven" / writer: "Looking Up In Heaven"
Saved! 2004 writer: "Skyway" 1987, "We'll Inherit the Earth" 1989
Real Wild Child: Joan Jett Music Video Anthology 2003 Video writer: "Backlash"
The O.C. 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Camp 2003 writer: "Skyway"
I'm with Lucy 2002 writer: "As Far As I Know"
Scrubs 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
I Am Sam 2001 performer: "Nowhere Man"
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts: Live! 2001 Video writer: "Androgynous"
Prozac Nation 2001 writer: "I Will Dare"
By Hook or by Crook 2001 writer: "Androgynous"
Can't Hardly Wait 1998 writer: "Can't Hardly Wait"
Jerry Maguire 1996 writer: "I'll Be You"
Feeling Minnesota 1996 writer: "I Will Dare"
Friends TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1996 writer - 1 episode, 1996
Party of Five TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1996 writer - 2 episodes, 1996
Tank Girl 1995 performer: "Let's Do It"
Tommy Boy 1995 performer: "Silver Naked Ladies" / writer: "Silver Naked Ladies"
Airheads 1994 producer: "Unsatisfied" / writer: "Unsatisfied"
Saturday Night Live 1993 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Beavis and Butt-Head 1993 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Singles 1992 performer: "Dyslexic Heart", "Waiting for Somebody" / producer: "Dyslexic Heart", "Waiting for Somebody" / writer: "Dyslexic Heart", "Waiting for Somebody", "Bastards of Young"
Beverly Hills, 90210 1991 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again 1990 TV Movie writer: "I'll Be You"
Loverboy 1989 writer: "Anwyhere's Better Than Here"
Say Anything... 1989 writer: "Within Your Reach"
Hot to Trot 1988 writer: "Shooting Dirty Pool"
My Chauffeur 1986 writer: "Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out" - as Westerberg

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Open Season 2006
Paul Westerberg: Come Feel Me Tremble 2003 Video
Singles 1992

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Paul Westerberg: Come Feel Me Tremble 2003 Video

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Open Season 2006 songs written and performed by

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saved! 2004 the producers wish to thank

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
40 Nights of Rock and Roll 2014 Documentary completed
Color Me Obsessed: A Film About The Replacements 2011 Documentary Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005 TV Series Himself
Paul Westerberg: Come Feel Me Tremble 2003 Video Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2002 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1996-2002 TV Series Himself
Later... With Jools Holland 1993-1999 TV Series Himself
The Larry Sanders Show 1997 TV Series Himself
Paul Westerberg: Love Untold 1996 Short Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1996 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live 1993 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007 ASCAP Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Top Box Office Films Open Season (2006) · Ramin Djawadi


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#Quote
1 I'm not a perfectionist when it comes to songwriting. I'm more of a perfectionist when it comes to the instrumentation. I'll let nonsense words go by just 'cause they feel good.
2 A rock 'n' roll band needs to be able to get under people's skin. You should be able to clear the room at the drop of a hat.


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