Published Jul 28, 2011Though Tommy Stinson will always be remembered as the teenage bassist for heart-on-their-sleeves drunk rockers the Replacements, or maybe for his current stints in Guns N' Roses and Soul Asylum, he has managed to make some music on his own over the years as well. Following his 2004 solo set, Village Gorilla Head, the musician has now lined up his second album, One Man Mutiny.
A press release explains that the disc, which comes out August 30 on his own Done to Death imprint, is a bit of a family affair. The songwriter's latest, described as his most "fully realized effort to date in both production quality and craftsmanship of song," features vocal contributions from his fiancée Emily Roberts, who sings backup all over the album and sings duet on "Destroy Me," while her uncle Chip Roberts lends some slide guitar on the disc as well.
Stinson further keeps things in the family by having fellow GNR members Dizzy Reed and Richard Fortus handling production duties on the acoustic title track, which was recorded in a Brussels, Belgium restaurant on a day off from the Gunners' 2010 world tour. The rest of the album was helmed by producer Phillip Broussard Jr. (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer).
Even with so many projects on the go, Stinson relished his time recording One Man Mutiny, admitting that his current output has him feeling rejuvenated.
"I'm finding it a lot more interesting to make music these days," he said in a statement. "Especially given the musical climate as of the last few years -- there are a lot of people complaining about how bad it is. I am actually embracing the challenges."