1. Wilco's Jeff Tweedy Pens Open Letter to Internet Trolls Welcoming Them to His 'Bubble'

    January 23, 2017 7:24 PM EST 0 0 0 "I grew up in what I think might be something like your bubble. You should at least try this one!" Fans of Wilco should not be surprised to hear the indie rock figureheads are leftists. And yet some recent political social media posts from ...

  2. Keith Richards, Sting, Robert Plant, Bruce Springsteen & More Star in Refugee Support Video 'We Are Not Afraid': Watch

    December 23, 2016 12:00 AM EST Ringo Starr and Yoko Ono , along with Keith Richards , Robert Plant , Bruce Springsteen , Robert De Niro , Sting and Patti Smith are among the 200 celebrities in a video, “We Are Not Afraid,” which is raising funds for victims of religious and poli ...

  3. Jeff Tweedy Plays a Lullaby (and a Rocking Song with Wilco) on 'The Late Show': Watch

    February 05, 2016 4:53 AM EST 0 0 0 The therapeutic effects of Wilco’s music are well established. On The Late Show overnight, frontman Jeff Tweedy put his talents to the test by putting Stephen Colbert (and everyone watching at home) in a relaxed state with one of his works, a lullab ...

  4. Wilco's Jeff Tweedy is Writing a Memoir: 'I Have Stories to Tell'

    November 20, 2015 9:28 PM EST 0 0 0 Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy , one of rock's most celebrated and eclectic musicians, is working on a memoir. The currently untitled book, tracing his journey from young Clash fan to Grammy-winning artist, has been acquired by Dutton. A release da ...

  5. Outside Lands 2015 Day 1 Highlights: D'Angelo, Mumford & Sons, St. Vincent & More

    August 08, 2015 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Music fans have descended upon San Francisco for the 8th annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival this weekend. The Northern California event, situated in the heart of the Bay Area, launched Friday (Aug. 7) and is set to showcase a spectacular l ...

  6. Watch Preview: Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and Son Spencer Set for 'CBS This Morning: Saturday'

    July 03, 2015 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 There's a scene in the Nick Offerman-directed music video for Tweedy 's "Low Key" in which a perpetually straight-faced Jeff Tweedy and his 19-year-old drummer son Spencer -- both clad in three-piece suits -- enter a workout clas ...

  7. Wilco Joins Pilgrimage Festival Line-up (Exclusive)

    May 05, 2015 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As a member of Better Than Ezra , Kevin Griffin is well aware of both how crowded the festival market is and the long odds of success for new events. “Like restaurants, most festivals fail, whether a musician is involved with it or a team of profess ...

  8. New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2015 Day 1 Highlights: Keith Urban, Hozier, Wilco & More

    April 25, 2015 2:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 The annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival at the Fair Grounds Race Course launched Friday (April 24) with performances by Keith Urban , Hozier , Wilco , Royal Teeth and many others. Here are the highlights from day 1 of Jazz Fest 2015. New O ...

  9. Exclusive: Watch Mavis Staples & Jeff Tweedy Cover John Fogerty in 'Mavis!'

    March 13, 2015 9:05 AM EDT Jessica Edwards makes her feature-length directing debut with  Mavis!,  a documentary on the 75-year-old Staple Singers vocalist that has its world premiere March 15 at SXSW. "There was no way we were going to get everything this woman accom ...

  10. Three 'Boyhood' Songs, Including Two by Ethan Hawke, Enter Oscar Race

    November 08, 2014 1:32 PM EST As the Oscar race approaches the Thanksgiving break, with only a small handful of major awards hopefuls that haven't yet screened, IFC Films' summer release Boyhood continues to look like the film to beat. Found Star: New Radicals' ...

  11. Black Keys, Wilco, Spoon Band Together, Donate Gear to Minnesota Charity Auction

    October 06, 2014 6:59 PM EDT The Black Keys , Wilco 's Jeff Tweedy and Spoon are all among a group of rock musicians coming together to support the family of a Minneapolis musician and sound engineer who died last month at 36.    Spoon Might Take a Break for Another Divi ...

  12. Black Keys, Wilco, Spoon Band Together, Donate Gear to Minnesota Charity Auction

    October 06, 2014 6:59 PM EDT The Black Keys , Wilco 's Jeff Tweedy and Spoon are all among a group of rock musicians coming together to support the family of a Minneapolis musician and sound engineer who died last month at 36.    Spoon Might Take a Break for Another Di ...

  13. Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood' Is Packed: Dylan, Arcade Fire and 39 More

    July 21, 2014 2:36 PM EDT From Bob Dylan to Arcade Fire, Linklater's latest indie doesn't skimp. A version of this article first appeared in the July 26th issue of Billboard Magazine. The most commonly cited number associated with Richard Linklater’s "Boyhoo ...

  14. Jeff Tweedy & Son Debut New Songs at Detroit Tour Launch (Review)

    June 06, 2014 12:09 PM EDT 8 4 0 "That's my boy!" the Wilco frontman exclaimed while his son, Spencer, manned the drums. "We're gonna play some new songs," Jeff Tweedy told the crowd at the Jack White Theatre in Detroit's Masonic Temple on Thursda ...

  15. Jeff Tweedy Shares Song From Father-Son Band; 'Sukierae' Album Due in September

    June 04, 2014 5:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Wilco's Jeff Tweedy  recently announced plans for a new solo album and tour apart from his long-running indie rock act. Today, the singer-songwriter flashed out plans for his upcoming project, which is going to be a Tweedy family affair. On Sep ...

  16. Wilco's Jeff Tweedy Announces Tour, Debut Solo Album

    May 18, 2014 8:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy has announced a string of solo tour dates starting in June at the Masonic Temple in Detroit and brining him to Rhode Island’s Newport Folk Festival in late-July. The tour news came with word he has been working on a debut solo al ...

  17. Jeff Tweedy, Nickel Creek and Janelle Monae to Headline Taste of Chicago

    April 21, 2014 6:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jeff Tweedy, Nickel Creek, Emmylou Harris and Janelle Monae will headline this year's Taste of Chicago. Wilco's Jeff Tweedy to Appear on Upcoming Episode of 'Parks and Rec' Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Specia ...

  18. Wilco's Jeff Tweedy to Appear on Upcoming Episode of 'Parks and Rec'

    February 07, 2014 9:18 PM EST 0 0 0 Jeff Tweedy is getting into the acting game with a guest spot on "Parks and Recreation" this spring. The Wilco frontman will appear on the NBC comedy in a role as -- get this -- a musician, Entertainment Weekly reports . Tweedy will travel ...

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  20. Publishing Briefs: NMPA Announces Capitol Hill Showcase To Coincide With Royalty Hearings; Ole, BMG & Kobalt Signings; More

    November 27, 2012 3:57 PM EST -- The National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) has organized a songwriters' showcase for Nov. 28, the same day as the House Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet is holding hearings on music licensing. The e ...

  21. Way Out West 2012: Florence, Black Keys, Kraftwerk + More Light Up Sweden

    August 13, 2012 1:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 It may not have the storied tradition as other European festivals like Roskilde and Glastonbury, but Way Out West , held annually in Gothenburg, Sweden since 2007, has quickly established itself as a premier summer stop for A-list acts. In past year ...

  22. Backbeat: KCRW, Portugal. The Man Team Up For T. Rex Tribute Album, Release Party

    July 25, 2012 3:59 PM EDT Portugal. The Man with manager Rich Holtzman and their youngest fan Frances Gourley, the daughter of lead singer John Gourley. (Photo: Catie Laffoon) Los Angeles celebrated the legacy of T. Rex with the release of T. Rex vs. KCRW Soundclash , a fi ...

  23. Summer Music Preview: Hot Synchs In The Summertime

    May 24, 2012 6:55 PM EDT is shaping up to be an exceptionally strong year for synchs, with two of the year's biggest hits - fun.'s "We Are Young" (featuring Janelle Monáe) and Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"-dri ...

  24. Jay Farrar Tackles Woody Guthrie in 'New Multitudes'

    March 09, 2012 2:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Collaboration With Members of MMJ, Varnaline & Centro-matic Tops Billboard's Heatseekers Chart The day after Jay Farrar (Son Volt), Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Anders Parker (Varnaline) and Will Johnson (Centro-matic) hit No. 1 on the Bi ...

  25. How Woody Guthrie's Lyrics With Jay Farrar, Jim James, Anders Parker and Will Johnson Topped Billboard's Heatseekers Chart

    March 09, 2012 11:00 AM EST The day after Jay Farrar (Son Volt), Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Anders Parker (Varnaline) and Will Johnson (Centro-matic) hit No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers' chart, they hit Santa Monica radio station KCRW for a performance and interv ...

  26. Exclusive: Billy Bragg on Woody Guthrie, 3rd 'Mermaid Avenue' Set

    March 08, 2012 2:15 PM EST 0 0 0 "My initial reaction was, 'Surely this is Bob Dylan's job'" -- Billy Bragg To commemorate 100 years since Woody Guthrie 's birth, Nonesuch Records will release the four-disc "Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions,& ...

  27. Wilco Gets Animated With Popeye & Olive Oyl For 'Dawned On Me' Video

    January 25, 2012 1:09 PM EST 0 0 0 When we first saw that Wilco was featured in a "Popeye the Sailor Man" comic strip with its own brand of spinach, we figured it was nothing more than a nod to the band's unconventional merch efforts . Now it all makes sense. Wilco ...

  28. Wilco Gets Fashion Boost for 'Whole Love' Video: Watch

    January 06, 2012 9:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Wilco 's latest video is getting some "Love" from the fashion world. Frontman Jeff Tweedy's son Spencer directed a video for the title track of the band's self-released "The Whole Love," which features an appearanc ...

  29. Wilco Considered Splitting 'The Whole Love' Into Two Albums

    October 05, 2011 5:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Wilco's latest recording sessions almost yielded two albums rather than just "The Whole Love," the group's eighth studio album, which was released Sept. 27 as the first release on Wilco's own dBpm Records label. Multi-instru ...

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

    September 27, 2011 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 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, ...

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

    September 07, 2011 12:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 Feelin ...

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

    June 27, 2011 10:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  33. Bonnaroo: 10 Things Seen & Heard Thursday

    June 10, 2011 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 , ...

  34. Wilco Leaves Nonesuch Records, Starts Own Label

    January 27, 2011 8:52 AM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

  35. Wilco Leaves Nonesuch Records, Start Own Label With Anti-

    January 26, 2011 8:14 PM EST Wilco, 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 ...

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

    November 01, 2010 3:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 g ...

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

    October 31, 2010 1:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 citiz ...

  38. Billy Bragg Teams with Rosanne Cash, Joe Henry for New Album

    September 06, 2010 7:28 AM EDT 0 0 0 B illy Bragg , Rosanne Cash and producer Joe Henry will be teaming up this fall for a new album that's slated to come out in 2011. The project, Bragg tells Billboard.com, is an outgrowth of Henry's biannual curation of a song cycle at the ...

  39. 14 Things Seen & Overheard At Lollapalooza Friday

    August 07, 2010 9:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 The headlines were grabbed by Lady Gaga's showstopping headlining set, complete with fireworks on Friday night at Lollapalooza (Aug. 6), but here are some of the wacky, fun things from the Chicago fest's opening day that made it more than ...

  40. Lady Gaga Fires Up Lollapalooza, Stage-Dives

    August 07, 2010 9:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 L ady Gaga's first Lollapalooza performance was on a small side stage in 2007, where she received more than a few bewildered stares and was unapologetically called a "trainwreck." So when she headlined the first night of this year ...

  41. Jeff Tweedy Talks About Wilco's Future

    July 16, 2010 3:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 Most artists of a certain stature have at least one "let me tell you about the crazy music business" story. But few have had their story turned into a critically acclaimed feature-length documentary. When Wilco left Reprise in 2001, the fi ...

  42. Wilco Fulfills Nonesuch Contract, Starts Own Label?

    July 07, 2010 5:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 Wilco has fulfilled its contract with Nonesuch Records and appears to be launching its own label, according to an interview with Washington, D.C-based newspaper Express. Guitarist Nels Cline told the paper that he didn't know the name of the im ...

  43. Wilco Extend 2010 Tour Plans

    January 04, 2010 3:49 PM EST 0 0 0 W ilco , the celebrated Chicago-based roots-rock band whose latest album is nominated for a Grammy award, announced today (Jan. 4) a 16-date East Coast tour kicking off March 22 that will find the band revisiting songs from each of its seven studio ...

  44. Q&A: Rosanne Cash Sings Her Father's Favorites

    September 28, 2009 12:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 A consummate Renaissance woman, Rosanne Cash has eschewed genre conventions throughout her long career. Of course, she had an excellent role model, being the eldest daughter of the late Johnny Cash . She scored her own string of country hits in the ...

  45. Wilco, Feist, Yo La Tengo Bring Indie Nirvana To Coney Island

    July 14, 2009 11:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 Wilco drafted a slew of high-profile guests for its Monday night (July 13) show at Keyspan Park near New York's Coney Island, collaborating with Feist , Grizzly Bear 's Ed Droste and Yo La Tengo during the encore of the performance. Openin ...

  46. Wilco, Feist, Yo La Tengo Bring Indie Rock Nirvana To Coney Island

    July 14, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Wilco drafted a slew of high-profile guests for its Monday night (July 13) show at Keyspan Park near New York's Coney Island, collaborating with Feist, Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste and Yo La Tengo during the encore of the performance. Opening ...

  47. Ex-Wilco Member Jay Bennett Died Of Overdose

    June 23, 2009 2:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Authorities say former Wilco guitarist Jay Bennett died of an overdose of the pain killer, and that they're investigating his death as an accident. Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup says tests show the 45-year-old musician died from fenta ...

  48. Jay Bennett, Ex-Wilco Member, Dies At 45

    May 25, 2009 10:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jay Bennett, the former Wilco multi-instrumentalist, passed away in his sleep on early Sunday morning (May 24) due to unknown causes. He was 45. Bennett was best known for his work with Wilco, the group for which he wrote and recorded on 1996's ...

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