Unless you’re a big music geek, you’ve probably never heard of The Replacements. Following the first wave of punk in the '70s, the band burned through the '80s, building up a strong (if cult) following, released a string of seven albums loved by critics and treasured by fans, and built a reputation as one of the best live bands on the planet. After hearing their records, Kurt Cobain mimicked their sloppy playing on Nirvana’s debut Bleach, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong picked up a guitar and Jeff Tweedy started Wilco. It’s been almost 20 years since The Replacements have played a note live, yet they continue to influence the influencers. The Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon says his band “wouldn’t exist without The Replacements,” and The Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn credits The Replacements for the inspiration to start a band.