Monday, March 22, 2010
PAUL WESTERBERG REMEMBERS ALEX CHILTON
This weekend at South By Southwest, a Big Star reunion show was necessarily, and tragically, converted into a Big Star tribute: the band's leader Alex Chilton died just a few days before the show was to take place. Mike Mills of R.E.M., John Doe of X and M. Ward were among the artists who performed. But no one ever paid tribute to the man like Paul Westerberg, who wrote the classic Replacements song "Alex Chilton." This weekend he wrote about the man in The New York Times.