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Wilco's Jeff Tweedy Going Solo

20th May 2014

Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy is taking a break from the band to release his debut solo album and embark on a new tour.The rocker reveals he has been working on his own music away from...

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Wilco Star Jeff Tweedy To Appear In Parks And Recreation

9th February 2014

Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy is taking his first step into acting after landing a cameo role in hit Tv comedy Parks And Recreation.The rocker will make a guest appearance in the show as the lead...

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Wilco Star Urges Illinois Voters To Sign Up For Gay Marriage

26th March 2013

Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy has written a letter to his hometown newspaper urging local politicians to vote for a new bill which will legalise same-sex marriage in the state of Illinois.In his letter to the...

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Wilco Star Turns Weatherman

16th December 2011

Wilco star Jeff Tweedy realised a dream on Thursday (15Dec11) when he became a morning news weatherman.The singer/songwriter took charge of the weather forecast on Chicago, Illinois' Wgn Morning News. He hit the screen telling...

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Wilco Return After Jeff Tweedy Gets 'Healthy'

27th September 2011

Wilco, the Grammy-award winning country rock band, have returned with their eighth studio album 'The Whole Love', which hit shelves on Tuesday (27th September 2011). The record is awash with introspective lyrics - something frontman...

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Wilco's Triumphant Return With 'The Whole Love'

26th September 2011

Wilco have returned with their eighth studio album, 'The Whole Love' - a record already dubbed as one of the year's best. The Chicago rockers, best known for their seminal 2002 effort 'Yankee Hotel Foxtrot',...

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Fascinating Fact 11888

5th August 2011

Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy has formed a new band with his sons Sam and Spencer. The Raccoonists make their recording debut on the B-side of Tweedy's new collaborative single with alternative rockers Deerhoof, Behold a...

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Tweedy Lands St. Louis Honour

1st September 2010

WILCO frontman JEFF TWEEDY has landed his own day in St. Louis, Missouri.The Illinois native learned of the honour just before he took the stage at Loufest on Sunday (29Aug10), and confessed he was stunned...

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Tweedy Baffled By Lawsuit

6th May 2009

WILCO frontman JEFF TWEEDY is baffled by former bandmate JAY BARRETT's unpaid royalties lawsuit against the group - insisting he owes nothing to his one-time pal. Barrett, who performed on three Wilco albums before leaving the...

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Tweedy Sued By Former Bandmate

5th May 2009

WILCO frontman JEFF TWEEDY is facing a legal battle with former bandmate JAY BENNETT over allegations of unpaid royalties. Bennett, who played a number of instruments on the band's first three albums, claims he is still...

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Tweedy To Play Obama Benefit Gig

5th December 2007

Rockers including WILCO frontman JEFF TWEEDY and the COOL KIDS will play a fundraising concert for U.S. presidential hopeful Senator BARACK OBAMA on Friday (07Dec07). Tweedy will headline the Change Rocks gig at the Riviera...

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The Things They Say 5432

24th August 2007

"It starts with a happy little guitar riff and the line, `Maybe the sun will shine today.' I felt like, 'He's happy!' And I thought, 'I am too!' Corny, but I love him." Actor ETHAN...

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Tweedy Becomes Music Critic

24th July 2007

WILCO frontman JEFF TWEEDY has put his music career on hold to become a journalist. The Grammy award winner has already penned several paragraphs on his favourite bands for the New York Times, claiming he...

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Tweedy Voices God

6th June 2007

WILCO frontman JEFF TWEEDY will guest star as The Voice Of God in an upcoming episode of animated American TV show Lil' Bush. The singer/songwriter joins Pixies rocker Frank Black, who voices Satan, and Iggy...

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Tweedy Tests New Material With Drummer Son

21st May 2007

Wilco frontman JEFF TWEEDY tests out new songs by playing them through with his 11-year-old drummer son before any of his bandmates hear them. Songwriter Tweedy likes to run through his latest compositions with talented...

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Tweedy Broke Both Legs Running

16th May 2007

Rocker JEFF TWEEDY has cut back on his exercise regime after breaking both his legs from too much running last year (06). The Wilco frontman, who was admitted to rehab in 2004 to receive treatment...

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Bennett Speaks About Wilco Departure

19th October 2006

American rocker JAY BENNETT insists he was forced to quit WILCO in 2001 because he couldn't cope with the power struggles with fellow bandmember JEFF TWEEDY. The multi-instrumentalist, who is now enjoying a solo career,...

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Wilco Star Explains Stage Fight On Website

19th October 2006

LATEST: WILCO frontman JEFF TWEEDY lashed out at a stage-invading fan during a Monday night (16OCT06) concert in Missouri because he felt "unsafe" performing. The singer was half an hour into the band's set at...

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Tweedy Punches Stage Invader Mid-gig

18th October 2006

WILCO frontman JEFF TWEEDY was forced to punch a fan who stormed the stage during a Springfield, Missouri gig on Monday (16OCT06) night. The THEOLOGIANS star was half an hour into the band's set at...

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Wilco Star Tweedy: 'My Health Has Never Been Better'

6th July 2006

WILCO frontman JEFF TWEEDY is overcoming his addiction to painkillers and is in "better shape than I've ever been". The rocker kicked the habit in 2004 after using painkillers to fight chronic migraine headaches. He...

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Supergroup Golden Smog Return

1st March 2006

Cult rock supergroup GOLDEN SMOG, featuring members of WILCO, SOUL ASYLUM and THE JAYHAWKS, has reformed to record their first album in eight years. The band, made up of Wilco frontman JEFF TWEEDY, Soul...

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Tweedy: 'I'm Not A Difficult Bandmate'

13th December 2005

Rocker JEFF TWEEDY has never understood his reputation for being difficult just because he fired a few members of WILCO, because he only did it for the band to be a "happy" musical environment....

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The Things They Say 848

13th December 2005

"I promised my nine-year-old son that I would (quit smoking). He made up a legal document, and I haven't smoked since I signed it." WILCO frontman JEFF TWEEDY reveals his boy SPENCER motivated him to...

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The Things They Say 847

13th December 2005

"What could be better than playing with a puppy before a gig to lower the blood pressure?" WILCO rocker JEFF TWEEDY asks for a puppy on every backstage rider he draws up - but has...

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Fascinating Fact 479

8th November 2005

WILCO frontman JEFF TWEEDY was accompanied by a surprise guest drummer during his encore at his solo acoustic gig in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Sunday (06NOV05) - his nine-year-old son SPENCER....

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Tweedy Explains Music Industry Fear Of The Internet

12th April 2005

WILCO frontman JEFF TWEEDY is convinced the music industry is terrified of internet exposure because fans will be deterred from buying many albums after previewing their sub-standard contents. The CAN'T STAND IT singer, who...

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Tweedy Links Wilco Fans To Smile Fanatics

23rd March 2005

WILCO frontman JEFF TWEEDY has no idea what kind of person ends up a fan of his cult band, but thinks an obsession with hunting down classic lost albums has something to do with it....

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Wilco Star's Nervous Breakdown Drove Him Into Rehab

21st June 2004

WILCO star JEFF TWEEDY has revealed he checked into rehab earlier this year (04) after suffering a nervous breakdown. Reports of drug addiction and alcohol abuse have been swirling around the rocker since he...

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Tweedy Released From Rehab

12th May 2004

WILCO star JEFF TWEEDY has left a drug rehabilitation to promote his group's new album A GHOST IS BORN and plan a summer (04) tour. The singer took the time out in a bid...

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Wilco Cancel Tour After Singer Checks Into Rehab

6th April 2004

WILCO frontman JEFF TWEEDY has entered rehab to conquer his painkiller addiction - and has forced the band to cancel their forthcoming European tour. The promotional trip for the cult rocker's new album A...

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