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Profession: Singer
Date of Birth: Dec 31, 1959
Nicknames: Grandpaboy, Westerberg, Paul
Country: United States of America
Paul Westerberg net worth: Paul Westerberg is an American musician who has a net worth of $8 million dollars. Born in Minnesota, Paul Westerberg was working as a janitor when he convinced the lead singer of a band practicing nearby that the other members of the group were going to fire him. After the singer quit, Mr. Westerberg volunteered his services. He went on to serve as the band's lead singer and primary songwriter. The group was originally called, The Impediments, but later changed their name to The Replacements. They gained a following in the Twin Cities, and released multiple critically acclaimed albums throughout the 80s. However, they never achieved mainstream success, and disbanded in 1990. Paul Westerberg went on to write scores and tracks for a variety of films and television shows, including "Singles", "Friends", and "Melrose Place". After releasing two solo albums that were only moderately successful, he took a break, and then began recording again in 2002, with more success. Since then, he has continued to record and perform.
Paul Westerberg (born December 31, 1959) is an American musician, best known as the former lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter in The Replacements, one of the seminal alternative rock bands of the 1980s. He launched a solo career after the dissolution of that band. In recent years, he has cultivated a more independent-minded approach, primarily recording his music at home in his basement.
In the late 1970s Westerberg was working as a janitor for U.S. Senator David Durenberger, and one day while walking home from work, he happened to hear a band practicing Yes's "Roundabout" in a basement. He talked his way into the band by convincing the singer that the other band members a?? Bob Stinson, Chris Mars and Tommy Stinson a?? were going to fire him. The singer quit and Westerberg joined the group. The band was originally called "The Impediments," and played their first gig in the basement of a church, playing to members of a nearby halfway house who did not appreciate their drunken shenanigans, but they soon changed their name to "The Replacements" after several venues declined to advertise the band under their original name.
The Replacements quickly made a name for themselves in the Twin Cities punk scene, largely thanks to Westerberg's songwriting and their classic-rock-friendly punk presentation. The band made several critically acclaimed albums for local label Twin/Tone before signing to Sire Records in 1985. Despite the jump to Sire, the Replacements never translated their critical success into commercial sales.
The band broke up in 1990. Their final album, All Shook Down, was for all intents and purposes a Westerberg solo project. There are numerous guest performers and the other three members of the band (including Slim Dunlap, who had replaced Bob Stinson three years earlier to tour in support of Pleased to Meet Me) made minimal contributions. Mars left the band during this project. After touring for the album (which was critically well-received) with

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"Does anybody remember my idea?" asks Anton. "Yes," Viktor says. "You wanted to give it to Paul Westerberg of the Replacements." "Exactly," Anton says. "And we wouldn't have had this problem if we'd given it to Paul." Viktor glances around the room nervously.
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Posted: October 25, 2016, 11:17 am
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