1. Wilco's Jeff Tweedy on 'The Whole Love,' Diva Moments & Pompous Journos

    September 27, 2011 5:30 PM EDT There's something about Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy that suggests that, generally speaking, he does what he pleases. In recent years, this includes starting Wilco's own record label (dBpm) and music festival (Solid Sound), and oddly enough, covering the Black Eyed Peas . One day he&…

  2. Wilco's Jeff Tweedy Covers Black Eyed Peas' 'I Gotta Feeling': Watch

    September 07, 2011 12:38 PM EDT Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy is a known pro at folk-tinged anthems and alt-rock slow-burners, but what happens when he tries his hand at Top 40? Watch below, as Tweedy launches into an acoustic version of the Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling." Performing at journalist Dan Sinker…

  3. Fall's 25 Most Anticipated Albums, 2011

    August 18, 2011 4:52 PM EDT Chart Article Chart Article Chart Article SuperHeavy | "SuperHeavy" Date: Sept. 20 Twitter: @SuperHeavy Touring: Possible in 2012 Mick Jagger, Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart, soul singer Joss Stone, Academy Award-winning composer A.R. Rahman and reggae star Damian Marley formed a…

  4. Lollapalooza 2011: 11 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    August 08, 2011 12:45 PM EDT They came, they saw, they rocked. Neither rain, nor thunder, nor mud, nor malfunctioning gear could keep the Foos, the fans, the Mau5, the Monkeys or the Man from closing out Lollapalooza's 20th anniversary right. Photos: Lollapalooza 2011 | Photos: Lollapalooza 2011 Portraits…

  5. Wilco, "I Might"

    July 29, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Demonstrating the power of owning your own label (dBpm Records), Wilco sounds more adventurous on new single "I Might" than the band has in ages. With a discography crammed full of curveballs, one would think that the veteran group would be out of surprises, but on "I Might,…

  6. Billboard Bits: Hackers Take Over Amy Winehouse's Site, Black Veil Brides to Rejoin Warped Tour

    June 30, 2011 5:56 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Hackers Take Over Amy Winehouse's Site It looks like Amy Winehouse has no swag, at least according to Swagger Security, the group who hacked into her website earlier today. SwagSec still maintains control of…

  7. Wilco Announces 'Whole Love' Track List, Fall Tour Dates

    June 29, 2011 5:32 PM EDT Wilco has announced a release date for its latest album "The Whole Love," which will be available for purchase Sept. 27, according to published reports. The album will feature 12 new songs, including the new single "I Might." "The Whole Love" marks the band'…

  8. Wilco Releases New Single 'I Might': Listen

    June 27, 2011 10:35 AM EDT Alt-country troubadours Wilco headlined their own Solid Sound Festival in North Adams, Mass. this past weekend, where they were selling the 7-inch vinyl version of a new single called "I Might." The single marks the first taste of the band's forthcoming album, revealed to be…

  9. Bonnaroo: 10 Things Seen & Heard Thursday

    June 10, 2011 12:05 PM EDT The 10th annual Bonaroo festival kicked on Thursday night in Manchester, TN with enthusiastic crowds, sweltering temperatures and hot sets from a host of buzzworthy indie and hip-hop acts, including Twin Shadow , the Walkmen , Deerhunter , J. Cole , the Drums and more. Here's a few…

  10. My Morning Jacket, "Circuital"

    June 10, 2011 10:00 AM EDT One of the great glories of My Morning Jacket is the band's ongoing element of surprise. The group carved out a sweet, soaring jam-band niche for itself early on, and keeps toying with that perception. (Witness its challenging 2008 set "Evil Urges.") And while "Circuital…

  11. Billboard Bits: Arcade Fire Duets With Cyndi Lauper at Jazz Fest, Drake Plays Bar Mitzvah

    May 09, 2011 6:25 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. New Orleans Jazz Fest 2011: Arcade Fire Duet With Cyndi Lauper; The Strokes, Wilco, Lauryn Hill & More In addition to the more traditional jazz artists that dominated the lineup of the 42nd annual New Orleans…

  12. Liam Finn Talks New Album, Band And Tour

    April 21, 2011 2:43 PM EDT Liam Finn could have played -- and captivated -- a much larger place. But with his first full solo studio album in three years in his back pocket and a still-unnamed band flanking him, Finn brought his manic, likeable live energy (on vocals, drums, theremin, and guitar) and his well-crafted,…

  13. Billboard Bits: Rihanna Outraged Over 'S&M' Title Change, Pink Tweets Baby Bump Pic

    February 07, 2011 7:14 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Rihanna Outraged Over 'S&M' Title Change "S&M," Rihanna 's latest single, has had its title changed to "Come On" on the U.K.'s BBC Radio 1, and the singer is…

  14. Wilco Leaves Nonesuch Records, Starts Own Label

    January 27, 2011 8:52 AM EST W ilco , the Chicago-based experimental rock band led by Jeff Tweedy, has announced they are leaving their long-time label Nonesuch Records to start their own record company, dBpm Records. The band's longtime manager, Tony Margherita, will run the enterprise from his offices in…

  15. Mike Watt Revisits Minutemen's Music for 'Hyphenated' Rock Opera

    January 26, 2011 4:57 PM EST For nearly 20 years, Mike Watt would not listen to Minutemen music after bandmate D. Boon's death in a 1985 auto accident. But after participating in the 2005 documentary "We Jam Econo," Watt found himself moved to write again in Minutemen style for his third rock opera, "…

  16. A Tribe Called Quest Doc Director: 'I Really Didn't Want to F**k This Up'

    January 24, 2011 4:55 PM EST Nearly two decades after making his film debut at Sundance in the indie drama Zebrahead -- and returning subsequently in countless indie films -- actor Michael Rapaport is back in Park City with his first effort as a documentary film director. In "Beats, Rhymes & Life" (which…

  17. New Orleans Jazz Fest Line-Up Announced; Bon Jovi, Arcade Fire, Ms. Lauryn Hill to Headline

    January 20, 2011 12:26 AM EST The annual New Orleans Jazz & Music Heritage Festival today announced its 2011 line-up with a diverse slate of headliners that includes Arcade Fire, Sonny Rollins, Kid Rock, Wilco, Willie Nelson, Bon Jovi, Ms. Lauryn Hill, John Mellencamp, the Strokes, Jimmy Buffett, John Legend & the…

  18. Billboard Bits: Quincy Jones Opposes Kanye West Comparisons, Jay-Z On Shooting His Brother

    November 22, 2010 7:26 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Quincy Jones Doesn't Like Kanye West Comparisons Quincy Jones is letting it be known that he's not fond of comparisons to Kanye West , at least not when producing is involved. While many have put the two…

  19. Jon Stewart Gets Auto-Tune Treatment on 'Sanity Song'

    November 01, 2010 3:42 PM EDT Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity had its share of musical guests on Saturday (Oct. 30), from Sheryl Crow and Kid Rock to John Legend and Wilco 's Jeff Tweedy. But Stewart's own passionate speech about Americans working together got a musical treatment as well, thanks to…

  20. Ozzy, Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock Join 'Rally to Restore Sanity'

    October 31, 2010 1:42 PM EDT Cable television's talking heads were the primary targets of Saturday's Rally to Restore Sanity, which drew tens of thousands of people to Washington, D.C. From video montages of news programs' doomsday prophecies to introducing citizens who remained "rational" under…

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