When head (ex-)Replacement Paul Westerberg found out that country star Glen Campbell covered the Minnesota band's "Sadly Beautiful" on August's Meet Glen Campbell
, he called his manager. "'Tell Glen I'll be his next Jimmy Webb,'" Westerberg said, according to The Guardian
. Webb, who penned hits like "Up, Up, and Away" and "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" for Campbell, now performs his own songs and recently released live record Live and at Large
And while Westerberg, whose most recent release was this year's 49:00, is prepared to songwrite for Campbell's upcoming album, he and former bandmate Tommy Stinson still aren't ready for a Replacements reunion tour. Said Westerberg, "Certainly Tommy and I could go around as the Replacements and draw 10 times more and make some money... But I'm not there yet, I gotta say."
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