was born on October 6, 1966. He's most known for his bass playing in the band Replacements
. He joined them when he was only 13 and the band started a tour. The Replacements broke up in 1991. The year after he formed a band called Bash & Pop
, and they released an album called "Friday Night Is Killing Me" on Warner Records in Febraury 1993. They toured throughout 1993. In the end of 1994 Tommy Stinson formed the band Perfect
and they did their first show at a club in Los Angeles in December that year. Perfect released an EP during 1996 called "When Squirrels Play Chicken."
Tommy Stinson joined Guns N' Roses in early 1998 as the replacement for Duff McKagan. "I was doing a session with a friend of mine who played drums for GN'R at the time, Josh Freese. He was joking about them needing a new bass player. I laughed and said I'd play bass. The next day, they called. I learned about four or five songs. A day or so after the audition, they called and said, 'If you want it, you're in.' And I took it."1
"When I took this gig, it was for the reason that no one else had - supposedly - ever done this in rock, resumed the band name with the leader and try to do a whole other thing, but still do the same thing. That's the most interesting concept I can imagine." 2