GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson (ex-REPLACEMENTS) has been writing music for a Sony Pictures movie called "Catch and Release" starring Jennifer Garner, according to a posting on his official web site. "It's taken me a few years to land one of these and I'm stoked to be doing it," Stinson writes. "I'm told the movie will come out next spring. In addition, he has been working on finishing the new album from Los Angeles political punks BOBOT ADRENALINE. "This has been a labor of love that's been going on since last summer and I'm just about done mixing it," Stinson writes.
As previously reported, Stinson will be joining SOUL ASYLUM for two shows as a tribute to SOUL ASYLUM's late bass player Karl Mueller, who died in June 2005 following a year-long battle with throat cancer. "I've been learning some SOUL ASYLUM songs for a show in N.Y.C on October 26th at the Bowery Ballroom," Tommy writes. "Yep, I'll be filling in for Karl. I'm told he would have wanted it this way so this is for him as well as Danny, Dave and Mary Beth. At the moment, that's all I know for certain."
With regards to a possible release date for the new GUNS N' ROSES studio album, "Chinese Democracy", Stinson writes, "I'm told there may be news on the GN'R front coming soon, but til it's formal and written in at least pencil my lips are sealed. Sorry... Stay tuned."
Stinson recently completed a solo tour in support of his solo debut, "Village Gorilla Head", which was released in July 2004 through Sanctuary Records. The founding REPLACEMENTS member recorded the material for the set in a Los Angeles studio owned by Charles Thompson (a.k.a. Frank Black) with contributions from A PERFECT CIRCLE drummer Josh Freese, his brother Jason Freese on saxophone, CATHOLICS guitarist Dave Philips, and GN'R guitarist Richard Fortus and keyboardist Dizzy Reed.