The Day the World Went Away
"The Day the World Went Away" is a song by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, released on July 20, 1999 as the lead single from their third studio album The Fragile. The song was the band's first top-forty hit on the US Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 17, which remains their highest-ever position on the chart. "The Day the World Went Away" contains no drums. It was the only single credited to Nine Inch Nails to reach the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 until "Old Town Road" hit number one in 2019; the song was a staple in the encore during the Fragility tour, has been performed in many shows since. The compact disc single contains three songs: the original version and a "quiet" remix of "The Day the World Went Away" and "Starfuckers, Inc.", another song from The Fragile. The 12" vinyl single replaced "Starfuckers, Inc." with another version of "The Day the World Went Away", this one remixed by the electronic music duo Porter Ricks. The main version of the title track featured on the single is 30 seconds shorter than the version found on The Fragile and features different vocals.
The version of "Starfuckers, Inc." featured on the single is identical to the album version, except that this version ends with the sound of Paul Stanley yelling "Goodnight!" to a cheering crowd. The yelling and crowd cheering are sampled from a KISS concert recording; the opening to "Complication", the track which follows "Starfuckers, Inc." on The Fragile, can be heard faintly alongside the crowd noise, augmented to sound like part of the concert. The flower depicted on the cover of the single is a Kangaroo paw. A music video was never released. Still images that were used on the official NIN website indicate that the video takes place at a funeral. An alternate video for the song, using live audio and a combination of live and original footage, is included as an Easter egg on the second disc of the And All That Could Have Been DVD. A remixed version of the song entitled, "The Day the World Went Away" was featured in the third theatical trailer of Terminator Salvation, it is used again in the television series Person of Interest, from the episode of the same name.
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Ilan Rubin is an American musician, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. He is known for playing drums with bands such as Nine Inch Nails and Angels & Airwaves, he has his own solo project called The New Regime. Rubin was raised in California, he began playing drums at the age of eight, when he discovered his father's 1968 Silver Sparkle Ludwig drum kit set up in the garage. After three months of "toying" with the kit, he had taught himself to play and was jamming with his older brothers. By age nine, he was ready to play for F.o. N. A band that would do three stints on the Vans Warped Tour, where Rubin would fill in on drums for bands such as NOFX. In 1999, F.o. N. opened Woodstock'99 on the Emerging Artist Stage. Shortly thereafter, Rubin submitted a video to Modern Drummer Magazine of him doing a solo during an F.o. N. Performance, picked by the magazine as the winning entry in its "Best Undiscovered Drummer Under the Age of 18" contest; the winner of the 18-and-over category came from Argentina, both drummers were invited to perform at the 2000 Modern Drummer Festival, by which time Rubin had turned 12.
He has taken lessons from Blink-182's drummer Travis Barker and The Hooters' drummer David Uosikkinen. Prior to working with Lostprophets, Rubin was the drummer for the band Denver Harbor, which included his older brother, Aaron, as bassist, who had played guitar in F.o. N. as well as 2 ex-members of the punk band Fenix TX. Denver Harbor was dropped from their label one year after their only full-length album, was released in 2004 but not before the band did a few round-trip tours of the United States and one week in Japan with a re-united Fenix TX. Rubin was the drummer for the Welsh band Lostprophets, he replaced Mike Chiplin, founding member and original drummer, who left the band in 2005 to pursue other musical opportunities. Before finding Rubin, Lostprophets hired session drummer Josh Freese to record the tracks on Liberation Transmission. After Rubin joined, he played the remaining two tracks on Liberation Transmission: "For All These Times Son, For All These Times" and "Everybody's Screaming!!!".
The drummer on the demos for this period are unclear with all tracks, depending on the time the demos were made being recorded by either former drummer Mike Chiplin, frontman Ian Watkins or Rubin. Either Rubin or Freese may have recorded the B-Side, "Every Song", which comes from the album sessions. Rubin, toured from 2006-2008 with the band and appeared in the videos for "Rooftops", "A Town Called Hypocrisy", "Can't Catch Tomorrow" and "4:AM Forever", he left the band in late 2008 but not before he tracked all of the drums and helped pen some of the music on the band's fourth studio release The Betrayed. Rubin's first solo album, under the pseudonym'The New Regime', called Coup, was recorded throughout 2007 and 2008 and released in November 2008. While touring with Nine Inch Nails and following the conclusion of the Wave Goodbye Tour Rubin worked on his second album, Speak Through The White Noise, released in April 2011. Prior to this, Ilan released a free single titled'Remission Of Guilt' through his website.
It has been confirmed that this track will not be on the new album. in 2011 he went on Tour with Taking Back Sunday as an opening act. As June 2012 he is recording his third solo record. So far, violin and bass has been recorded along with vocals. On November 15, 2008, Trent Reznor announced via the Nine Inch Nails website that Rubin would be joining industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails as their drummer after the departure of Josh Freese in late 2008. Upon learning of his skills as a multi-instrumentalist, Reznor decided to scale the latest live incarnation of Nine Inch Nails down to a four-piece, where Rubin contributed keyboards and percussion; the new lineup played the final Nine Inch Nails tour dubbed the "Wave Goodbye" tour, starting in Australia and New Zealand North America, continuing to Europe and Asia before returning to the U. S. for a final set of dates in smaller venues. During the last show at the Wiltern theatre, Reznor discussed the band's future, including new recordings featuring the current live band.
In February 2013, Reznor revealed tour details. He revealed that the new lineup of the band included Rubin, Eric Avery of Jane's Addiction, Adrian Belew of King Crimson, Josh Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv, as well as returning member Alessandro Cortini. In 2011, Rubin joined Airwaves, replacing drummer Atom Willard. Although, every other member had left the band by 2014, Rubin remained partnered with founder and leader Tom DeLonge and the duo released the album The Dream Walker in December 2014, sharing songwriting and instrumental duties. Prior to guitarist David Kennedy and bassist Matt Wachter's return to the band in 2018, DeLonge and Rubin released two more EPs as a duo. On June 28, 2012 Paramore confirmed Rubin would drum on their fourth album, via Twitter and Facebook, though he didn't join as an official member of the band; as of July 19, he had recorded all the drums on their new album. Rubin is associated with Q drum company, from whom he plays a signature custom kit, plays a simple setup comprising a bass drum, one or two rack toms, two floor toms, a snare drum.
He plays Remo drumheads, Vater drumsticks, Zildjian cymbals: Setup for Nine Inch Nail
End of Days (film)
End of Days is a 1999 American supernatural action horror film directed by Peter Hyams and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Byrne, Robin Tunney, Kevin Pollak, Rod Steiger, CCH Pounder, Udo Kier. The film follows former New York Police Department detective Jericho Cane after he saves a banker from an assassin, finds himself embroiled in a religious conflict, must protect an innocent young woman, chosen by evil forces to conceive the Antichrist with Satan; the film was released by Universal Pictures on November 24, 1999. It has grossed $66.9 million in North America and $145.1 million elsewhere, for a worldwide total of $212 million. The film received negative reviews. In 1979 a priest at the Vatican sees a comet arching over the moon, heralding the birth of one chosen to be the mother of Satan's child; the priest is sent on a mission by the Pope to find and protect the girl from Satan, although a few Vatican knights insist that she must die. In New York a newborn girl, Christine York, is identified by Satanists as the person chosen to bear Satan's child on New Year's Eve, 1999.
The Satanists perform occult rites on the newborn. In late 1999, Satan possesses an investment banker in a restaurant. Suicidal and alcoholic former police detective Jericho Cane, depressed since his wife and daughter's contract killings, works for a private security company and blames God for his plight. Jericho and co-worker Bobby Chicago are assigned to protect the possessed banker. A priest, Thomas Aquinas, unsuccessfully tries to kill the banker. Jericho captures Aquinas, who tells Jericho: "The thousand years has ended, the dark angel is loosed from his prison" and says that a girl is central. Jericho shoots Aquinas, arrested by the New York Police Department. Marge Francis, an NYPD detective and Jericho's former colleague, tells him that Aquinas has no tongue. Jericho and Bobby investigate on their own, learning that Aquinas was trained at the Vatican and was sent to New York before disappearing. Jericho questions a priest who knew Aquinas. Kovak asks Jericho, they go to Aquinas' apartment, where they find his tongue in a jar and messages and symbols written in apparent blood on the walls.
Marge arrives. Satan infiltrates Aquinas' hospital, crucifies him on the ceiling. Although he survives, he is shot by a Satanic police officer. Jericho and Chicago see Latin words and "Christ in New York" scratched into Aquinas' skin, begin searching for Christine York. Jericho and Chicago find Christine in her apartment, saving her from murderous Vatican knights, Mabel refuses to bring her to Satan. Satan blows up Chicago's van, killing him. Satan kills Mabel for failing him. Marge and another officer, both Satanists, tell Jericho to surrender Christine. Jericho kills them. Father Kovak tells Jericho and Christine that Satan must impregnate her between 11 pm and midnight on New Year's Eve to usher in the "end of days". Christine accepts Kovak's protection. Satan infiltrates Jericho's apartment, showing him a vision of his family's murder. Jericho throws Satan through his apartment window, Chicago appears. At the church, the cardinal and his knights try to kill Christine and Satan kills the Vatican clergy.
Chicago tells Christine that he is in league with Satan. Kovak rescues Jericho, Satan kidnaps Christine. Jericho again kills Marge. Chicago stops Jericho. Jericho escapes with Christine into a subway tunnel, he fires a grenade at Satan. Jericho and Christine escape to another church, where he renews his faith in God and prays for strength. Satan possesses him. Jericho attempts to rape Christine, who tries to escape before Jericho deliberately impales himself on a sword protruding from a statue. At the stroke of midnight God frees Jericho's dying body, sends Satan back to hell and the world celebrates the new millennium. Jericho and Christine see his daughter waiting for him in the afterlife, he dies in peace, Christine waits with his body for the authorities. An alternate ending was filmed in which Jericho returns to life after being impaled on the statue's sword and leaves the church with Christine, but test audiences preferred the original version; the ending was used in the film's novelization. Directors Sam Raimi and Guillermo del Toro were offered End of Days, but turned it down due to other projects.
Marcus Nispel was going to direct the film, but he left because of budget and script problems and was replaced by Peter Hyams. The role of Jericho Cane was written for Tom Cruise, but he chose to work on Magnolia and Arnold Schwarzenegger was cast. Liv Tyler was the first choice for the role of Christine York, but she declined over contractual issues. Kate Winslet was set to play the character, but she dropped out and Robin Tunney replaced her. According to Hyams, Jim Cameron was the kind of godfather of me doing that film, because of his relationship with Schwarzenegger, he told me I was doing it!... End Of Days was going to be Marcus Nispel, but it wasn't working somehow, but they had Arnold and a start date, Jim came to me and told me I had to do it; this was the first picture. I think. So this was Arnold c
Michael Trent Reznor is an American singer, musician, record producer, film score composer. He is the founder, lead vocalist, principal songwriter of the industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, which he founded in 1988 and of which he was the sole official member until adding long-time collaborator Atticus Ross as a permanent member in 2016, his first release under the Nine Inch Nails name, the 1989 album Pretty Hate Machine, was a commercial and critical success. He has since released nine Nine Inch Nails studio albums, he left Interscope Records in 2007 and was an independent recording artist until signing with Columbia Records in 2012. Reznor was associated with the bands Option 30, The Urge, The Innocent, Exotic Birds in the mid-1980s. Outside of Nine Inch Nails, he has contributed to the albums of artists such as Marilyn Manson and Saul Williams, he and his wife, Mariqueen Maandig, are members of the post-industrial group How to Destroy Angels, with Atticus Ross and long-time Nine Inch Nails graphic designer Rob Sheridan.
Reznor and Ross scored the David Fincher films The Social Network, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Gone Girl, winning the Academy Award for Best Original Score for The Social Network and the Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. They scored the 2018 film Bird Box. In 1997, Reznor appeared in Time's list of the year's most influential people, Spin magazine described him as "the most vital artist in music". Michael Trent Reznor was born on May 17, 1965, in New Castle, the son of Nancy Lou and Michael Reznor, he has German and Irish ancestry and is a descendant of businessman George Reznor, who founded the heating and air conditioning manufacturer The Reznor Company in 1888. Reznor grew up in Pennsylvania. After his parents divorced, he lived with his maternal grandparents from the age of six, while his sister Tera lived with their mother, he showed an early aptitude for music. His grandfather, Bill Clark, told People magazine in February 1995 that Reznor was "a good kid... a Boy Scout who loved to skateboard, build model planes, play the piano".
He stated, "Music was his life, from the time. He was so gifted."Reznor has acknowledged that his sheltered life left him feeling isolated from the outside world. In a September 1994 interview with Rolling Stone magazine, he referred to his choices in the music industry: However, in April 1995, Reznor told Details magazine that he did not "want to give the impression it was a miserable childhood". At Mercer Area Junior/Senior High School, he learned to play the tenor saxophone and tuba, was a member of both the jazz and marching band; the school's former band director remembered him as "very upbeat and friendly". Reznor became involved in theater while in high school, was voted "Best in Drama" by classmates for his roles as Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar and Professor Harold Hill in The Music Man, he graduated in 1983 and enrolled at Allegheny College in Meadville, where he studied computer engineering. While he was a student at Mercer Area Junior/Senior High School, Reznor joined local band Option 30 and played three shows a week with them.
After a year of college, Reznor dropped out and moved to Cleveland, Ohio, to pursue a career in music. His first band in Cleveland was a cover band. In 1985, he joined The Innocent as a keyboardist. In 1986, he joined local band Exotic Birds and appeared with them as a fictional band called The Problems in the 1987 film Light of Day. Reznor contributed on keyboards to the band Slam Bamboo during this time. Reznor got a job at Cleveland's Right Track Studio as janitor. Studio owner Bart Koster commented: "He was so focused in everything he did; when that guy waxed the floor, it looked great." Reznor asked Koster for permission to record demos of his own songs for free during unused studio time. Koster agreed, remarking that it cost him "just a little wear on his tape heads". While assembling the earliest Nine Inch Nails recordings, Reznor was unable to find a band that could articulate his songs as he wanted. Instead, inspired by Prince, he played all the instruments. Reznor has continued in this role on most of the band's studio recordings, though he has involved other musicians, assistants and rhythm experts.
Several labels responded favorably to the demo material and Reznor signed with TVT Records. Nine selections from the Right Track demos were unofficially released in 1988 as Purest Feeling and many of these songs appeared in revised form on Pretty Hate Machine, Reznor's first official release under the Nine Inch Nails name. Most of Reznor's work as a musician has been as founding and primary member of Nine Inch Nails. Pretty Hate Machine was released in 1989 and was a moderate commercial success, certified Gold in 1992. Amid pressure from his record label to produce a follow-up to Pretty Hate Machine, Reznor secretly began recording under various pseudonyms to avoid record company interference, resulting in an EP called Broken. Nine Inch Nails was included in the Lollapalooza tour in the summer of 1991, won a Grammy Award in 1993 under "Best Heavy Metal Performance" for the song "Wish". Nine Inch Nails' second full-length album, The Downward Spiral, entered the Billboard 200 chart in 1994 at number two, remains the highest-selling Nine Inch Nails release in America.
To record the album, Reznor rented and moved into the 10050 Cielo Drive mansion, where the 1969 Manson Family murders took place. He built a studio space in the house, whic
Anthrax (American band)
Anthrax is an American heavy metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by rhythm guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker. The group is considered one of the leaders of the thrash metal scene from the 1980s and is one of the "Big Four" thrash metal bands with Metallica and Slayer; as of April 2017, the band has released 11 studio albums, several other albums, 26 singles, including collaborating on a single with American hip hop group Public Enemy. According to Nielsen SoundScan, Anthrax sold 2.5 million records in the United States from 1991 to 2004, with worldwide sales of 10 million. Noted for its live performances, Anthrax signed with the independent label Megaforce Records, which released the band's debut studio album in 1984. Lilker soon left the band to form Nuclear Assault, was replaced by roadie Frank Bello. Lead vocalist Neil Turbin was replaced after two years by Matt Fallon, subsequently replaced in 1984 by Joey Belladonna. With a new lineup, the band recorded Spreading the Disease in 1985.
Anthrax's third album, Among the Living, was released in 1987 to critical praise. The band experienced another lineup change in 1992, when John Bush from Armored Saint replaced Belladonna as lead vocalist. Sound of White Noise was released the following year, peaking at number seven on the Billboard 200. Studio recordings during the 1990s saw the band, influenced by other genres, experimenting with its sound. Anthrax's lineup has changed several times over their career; the band has had a number of vocalists including Neil Turbin, Joey Belladonna, Dan Nelson and John Bush. Founding member Scott Ian and early arrival Charlie Benante, who joined Anthrax in 1983, are the only band members to appear on every album. Bassist Frank Bello has played on every album, except for the band's debut Fistful of Metal, which featured Dan Lilker. After rejoining the band from 2005 to 2007, Belladonna returned to Anthrax once again in 2010, the band has since recorded two more studio albums with him: Worship Music and For All Kings.
Anthrax was formed in Queens, New York City, on July 18, 1981 by guitarists Scott Ian and Dan Lilker. The band was named after the disease of the same name which Ian saw in a biology textbook, chosen because it sounded "sufficiently evil". Anthrax's initial line-up was completed by singer John Connelly, drummer Dave Weiss and bassist Paul Kahn. Kahn was replaced by bassist Kenny Kushner before Lilker took over on bass and Greg Walls joined as lead guitarist. Weiss was replaced early on by Greg D'Angelo, recommended to the band by Greg Walls. Scott Ian's younger brother Jason Rosenfeld was a temporary vocalist until Ian's former schoolmate Neil Turbin joined the band in late August 1982; the band recorded its first demo tape during this time. The band's first performance with Neil Turbin was at Great Gildersleeves, a New York club, in September 1982; this line-up played in the New York-New Jersey area over the next several months. Anthrax were on the same bill as the up-and-coming Metallica for several shows in the spring of 1983.
Guitarist Greg Walls left Anthrax that summer and was replaced by Bob Berry, recommended to Turbin by Rhett Forrester of Riot. Berry was in turn soon replaced by Dan Spitz, a member of the New Jersey thrash band Overkill. A second demo was recorded soon after. Drummer Charlie Benante replaced D'Angelo in September 1983 after a several-month courtship by Ian. By this time and Lilker had befriended New Jersey record store owner Jon Zazula, to whom they had given their demo tapes to critique. Zazula's new record label Megaforce Records had released Metallica's debut album Kill'Em All to great success. In late 1983, Zazula agreed to sign Anthrax and the band recorded the "Soldiers of Metal" single, produced by Ross the Boss of Manowar; the B-side was the song "Howling Furies", taken from a previous demo with Greg D'Angelo on drums. Anthrax released their debut album Fistful of Metal in January 1984. However, tensions were building between Lilker and the rest of the band for various reasons leading to the band firing Lilker.
He would soon form the band Nuclear Assault with former Anthrax roadie John Connelly. Lilker was replaced by roadie Frank Bello; the band went on a successful US tour opening for Raven and others to support Fistful of Metal. In August 1984, Neil Turbin and Anthrax went their separate ways after long standing personal issues. In his book Eddie Trunk's Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal, music journalist Eddie Trunk admits pressuring Jon Zazula, Scott Ian and Anthrax into firing Turbin because of his personal taste in vocals. Singer Matt Fallon was hired in late 1984, but he and the band soon parted ways; the remaining members decided to play live shows as a four-piece billed as "The Diseased" with Scott Ian on vocals, performing hardcore punk covers until a permanent singer could be found. In 1985, Joey Belladonna was chosen as the new vocalist; the Armed and Dangerous EP marked Belladonna's recording debut though it featured two live tracks from 1984 and the two songs from the "Soldiers of Metal" single that all had Neil Turbin performing on them.
Anthrax's second album Spreading the Disease was released in October 1985. With left over studio time from the sessions for the album Ian and former bandmate Dan Lilker collaborated with vocalist Billy Milano and formed the side project Stormtroopers of Death and recorded the album Speak English or Die in three days, whic
Thomas Eugene Stinson is an American rock musician. He came to prominence in the 1980s as the bass guitarist for The Replacements, one of the definitive American alternative rock groups. After their breakup in 1991, Stinson formed Bash & Pop, acting as lead vocalist and frontman. In the mid-1990s he was the singer and bassist for the rock band Perfect, joined the hard rock band Guns N' Roses in 1998. Stinson released his debut solo album, Village Gorilla Head in 2004 and subsequently joined Soul Asylum for the completion of their album The Silver Lining, was a member of the band for the album's tour in 2006 before joining them as a permanent member until 2011, he released his second solo album, critically acclaimed One Man Mutiny, on his own Done To Death Music label in 2011. In 2016, after leaving Guns N' Roses, Stinson reunited Bash & Pop, released a new album in 2017, titled Anything Could Happen. After beginning to learn the bass at the age of 11, Stinson began playing and covering songs with his brother, Bob Stinson, drummer Chris Mars under the name "Dogbreath" without a singer.
After recruiting singer Paul Westerberg, Dogbreath changed their name to The Impediments and played a drunken performance, without Tommy, at a church hall gig in June 1980. After being banned from the venue for disorderly behavior, they changed their name to The Replacements. After signing to Twin/Tone Records, by label owner Peter Jesperson who became the group's manager, they released their debut album, Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash, in 1981 with an EP, following in 1982; the Replacements began to distance themselves from the hardcore punk scene after the release of Stink and, inspired by other rock subgenres, released their second album, Hootenanny, in April 1983. Hootenanny was played on over two hundred radio stations across the country, with critics acclaiming the album; the band embarked on their first tour of the U. S. in April 1983, during this time Tommy dropped out of tenth grade to join the rest of the band on tour. The band toured cities such as Detroit and Philadelphia, but their intended destination was New York City, where they played at Gerde's Folk City and Maxwell's.
For the recording of their next studio album, The Replacements decided to return to Blackberry Way Studios in late 1983 with the result being Let It Be, released in October 1984. A live album, The Shit Hits the Fans, was released in 1985. Warner Bros. Records subsidiary Sire Records signed The Replacements with their first major-label release being the Tim album, produced by Tommy Erdelyi, released in 1985. After the release of Tim, The Replacements fired Tommy's brother, Bob Stinson, as well as Jesperson the same year; the remaining Replacements carried on as a trio for Pleased to Meet Me, released in 1987, recorded in Memphis with producer Jim Dickinson. Guitarist Slim Dunlap took over lead guitar duties for the subsequent tour and soon became a full member of the band, they released Don't Tell a Soul, in 1989, which featured the song "I'll Be You", which topped Billboard's Modern Rock chart. Following a disastrous tour opening for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Westerberg recorded a new album with session musicians but was persuaded to release it as a Replacements album.
All Shook Down, released in 1990, won critical praise and more mainstream attention, though the many guest players and Mars's quick departure from the band following the album's release led many to wonder about the band's future. Drummer Steve Foley was recruited as Mars's replacement in 1990, the band embarked on a long farewell tour which lasted into the summer of 1991. On July 4, 1991, the band broke up following a Taste of Chicago performance in Grant Park, referred to by fans as "It Ain't Over'Til the Fat Roadie Plays" because each member disappeared during the set, their respective roadies taking their places; this show was broadcast by Chicago radio station WXRT. In December 2005, he reunited with his surviving Replacements band mates Paul Westerberg and original drummer Chris Mars to record two new songs for a greatest-hits collection. Stinson further collaborated with Westerberg on the soundtrack to the Sony feature film Open Season, recording bass tracks for'Love You in the Fall' and'Right to Arm Bears'.
On September 20, 2012, Stinson and Westerberg recorded "Busted Up" as part of the "Songs For Slim" vinyl series. The project was created to raise money for guitarist Slim Dunlap after he suffered a massive stroke in February 2012, they recorded three additional songs, released as the "Songs For Slim EP", the band's first release of all newly recorded music since "All Shook Down". A subsequent eBay auction of a special edition 10" version of the EP, limited to 250, raised over $106,000 for Slim's care; the band reunited in 2013 to play their first live show in 22 years at Riot Fest in Chicago. Former Guns N' Roses bandmate. After a tour that lasted through 2015, the Replacements broke up again, with Stinson stating that any material written would be reworked for his solo career. With a name selected from a contest hosted by New York radio station WDRE, Stinson, on guitar and lead vocals, formed his first post-Replacements group Bash & Pop in 1992 with drummer Steve Foley being added to the group formerly of The Replacements, along with his brother Kevin on bass and guitarist Steve Brantseg.
Rumors were that Bash & Pop were a band in name only with Stinson recording the album, Friday Night Is Killing Me by himself along with a number of guest musicians. Steve and Brantseg all contributed to the album, Friday Night Is Killing Me, along with