Tommy Stinson

Tommy Stinson spent nearly the first 20 years of his life working with a egomaniacal, musical genius control freak. Then he went to work for Axl Rose. Stinson, who was scandalously young when he began playing with the Replacements in 1979, has made a career of doing what a kid who got handed a bass at 12 and went on to spend his formative years in one of the most important American bands to ever exist would do—he just keeps playing. Whether it was his work with his own bands Perfect and Bash & Pop and or his current gig as the most credible member of Axl's B-squad, Stinson has proven himself a solid sideman and a true rock 'n roll survivor. MA'CHELL DUMA LAVASSAR

Thu., Dec. 15, 6 p.m., 2011

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