The chubby lady-lover is not, we repeat, NOT the new guitarist for ’80s punks The Replacements.

Yesterday Spin reported that Har Mar Superstar, real name Sean Tillman, will be standing in for Replacements guitarist Slim Dunlap – who suffered a stroke last year – during the band’s reunion shows.

Spin contributor Jessica Hopper said she’d called Har Mar, a high school buddy of hers, to confirm the news. “He’s not joking,” she tweeted.

Har Mar himself tweeted: “Heading into my first Mats rehearsal! Wish me luck. #ThisIsInsane.” Later he added: “Don’t get too excited, guys. I could still totally fuck this up!”

But as news spread, Har Mar bottled it and revealed it was just a prank [via Exclaim]:

I’m totally NOT in The Replacements, guys. I was just messing around. The joke got out of hand. Plus, I’m pretty crappy at guitar. Ha! Apologies to @jesshopp and @SPINmagazine. I thought you were in on the joke. Oopsies. I am, however, playing tambourine in Hüsker Dü this fall.

He later added: “Yes. I am Burial.”

The rumoured Replacements reunion was confirmed earlier this month, with the band set to headline three instalments of the multi-state Riot Fest in August and September.

At the beginning of the year, the band reassembled to produce an EP, Songs For Slim, in aid of former guitarist Dunlap.



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