|Tommy Stinson Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||October 6, 1966|
|Hair Color||Salt and Pepper|
Tommy Stinson is an American musician and songwriter who is known for serving as the bass guitarist for the rock band, The Replacements, as well as for having been a part of the celebrated hard rock band, Guns N’ Roses. Over the years, Tommy Stinson has worked on several albums and other projects including Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash, Pleased to Meet Me, Let It Be, Don’t Tell a Soul, Village Gorilla Head, The Silver Lining, and Chinese Democracy.
Thomas Eugene Stinson
San Diego, San Diego County, California, United States
Hudson, Columbia County, New York, United States
Tommy Stinson studied at West High School but later dropped out to join The Replacements and tour with the group.
- Mother – Anita Stinson
- Others – Bob Stinson (Older Half-Brother) (Musician)
Tommy Stinson is represented by APA Agency, New York, United States.
Alternative Rock, Punk Rock, Pop Rock, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Bass Guitar, Vocals, Guitar
Done To Death Music, Twin/Tone Records, Sire Records, Reprise Records, Warner Bros., Medium Cool, Restless Records, Rykodisc, Sanctuary, Legacy, Interscope Records, Geffen Records
6 ft or 183 cm
72 kg or 158.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Tommy Stinson has dated –
- Daune Elizabeth Earle
Race / Ethnicity
Salt and Pepper
- Thin lips
- Often wears a hat
Tommy Stinson Facts
- He was 11 years old when he started to learn the bass.
- It was his brother, Bob, who formed the rock band, The Replacements, which also comprised of musicians such as Paul Westerberg, Chris Mars, Slim Dunlap, and Steve Foley.
- The Replacements previously went by the name ‘The Impediments’ but they had to change it after they gave a drunken performance, without Tommy Stinson, at a church hall gig in June 1980.
- With The Replacements, Tommy Stinson released his debut studio album, Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash, on August 25, 1981, via Twin/Tone Records. The album comprised of songs such as I Hate Music, Otto, Takin’ a Ride, Careless, and Love You Till Friday and was reviewed as “one of the best LPs the entire scene produced in the early ’80s” by Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic.
- He formed the alternative rock band, Bash & Pop, in 1992.
- As a solo artist, Tommy Stinson released his debut studio album, Village Gorilla Head, on July 27, 2004, via Sanctuary Records and it included songs such as Not a Moment Too Soon, Someday, and Light of Day while also featuring artists like Richard Fortus and Dizzy Reed. The album received fairly positive reviews including the one by John D. Luerssen of Rolling Stone, who stated “Stinson’s first real solo disc is a stunning achievement” and “No matter that Village took five years to build, these are concise, consistently great songs that suddenly find Stinson in the same league with players like Ryan Adams and Josh Rouse.”
- One of Tommy Stinson’s high school classmates included the songwriter, singer, and producer, Dave Pirner, of Soul Asylum.
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