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Jeff Tweedy's Wife In Remission

15th December 2014

Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy is feeling hopeful after doctors determined his wife is in remission following a battle with cancer.The singer's partner Susan was diagnosed with a rare type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma earlier this year...

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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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Stars Gather To Recreate The Band's Last Waltz Gig

24th November 2013

Members of Wilco, Delta Spirit and Guster are teaming up to recreateThe Band's farewell gig, dubbed the Last Waltz, almost 37 years to the day of the fabled concert.The Band staged their finale at San...

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Austin City Limits 2013 Set To Return With A Stunningly Diverse New Line-up

By Holly Williams | 30th August 2013

Austin City Limits Music Festival is set to hit Texas for its twelfth year, bringing with it two weekends of fabulous live music and family fun.The festival organisers first decided to spread the fun out...

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Lollapalooza 2013: The Best New Bands Worth Checking Out

By Michael West | 1st August 2013

You, being a seasoned festival-goer, will know that it’s Lollapalooza 2013 in Chicago’s Grant Park this weekend (August 2 – 4, 2013), which promises to play host to some of the biggest acts in the...

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Fascinating Fact: 3621642

23rd April 2013

Folk rock icon Bob Dylan has recruited Wilco and My Morning Jacket to hit the road for a summer tour (13). The AmericanaramA Festival of Music will touch down in 26 venues across the U.S.,...

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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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Wilderness Festival 2012: Wilco And Rodrigo Y Gabriela Announced In Initial Line Up

8th March 2012

Wilderness Festival recently announced the initial line up for this year's event, which will take place 10-12th August 2012 at the Cornbury Estate in Oxfordshire. Already confirmed are Wilco; Stornoway; Spiritualized and Rodrigo Y Gabriela....

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Fascinating Fact 12730

26th January 2012

Cult rockers Wilco have been animated for a new Popeye-themed video. Jeff Tweedy and his band will appear opposite the spinach-guzzling sailor, his girlfriend Olive Oyl and rival Bluto in the promo for new single...

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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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Wilco Give Away Bike With Album

15th August 2011

Rockers Wilco have come up with a novel way to celebrate their new album - one lucky fan will pick up a customised bicycle with the record.The group, led by singer/songwriter Jeff Tweedy, has had...

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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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Wilco To Start Their Own Label

28th January 2011

Rockers WILCO are quitting their longtime label to set up their own company.The group, led by singer/songwriter Jeff Tweedy, has announced plans to depart Nonesuch Records and open dBpm Records, which will be marketed and...

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Wilco Brew Up New Coffee

23rd November 2010

Rockers WILCO have been honoured with their own coffee.Singer/songwriter Jeff Tweedy and his bandmates have inspired the bosses at Chicago's Intelligentsia Coffee to create the new roast. The brew, Wilco Selects, is now available via...

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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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Wilco & Stevens Split Top Spot On Decade's Best Albums List

30th November 2009

WILCO's YANKEE HOTEL FOXTROT has beaten albums by ARCADE FIRE and RADIOHEAD to head a serious new music poll to find the best releases of the past decade.The band led the Readers' Poll in Paste...

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The Strokes Rock Decade

17th November 2009

The Strokes' 'Is This It' has been named album of the decade.The American rockers' 2001 debut LP topped a list compiled by British music magazine NME made up of votes from record producers, label bosses...

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce Comeback

13th November 2009

Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced their comeback concert.The US funk rockers went on hiatus in 2008 after 25 years together, but have said that they will play the charity concert MusiCares 2010 on January...

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Finn Revisits 7 Worlds Collide With Marr & Radiohead

30th July 2009

CROWDED HOUSE star NEIL FINN has revisited his all-star 7 Worlds Collide project by forming a new supergroup incorporating guitarist JOHNNY MARR, KT TUNSTALL and members of RADIOHEAD and WILCO.The many musicians recorded new tracks...

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Bennett's Death Ruled An Accidental Overdose

23rd June 2009

An Illinois coroner has ruled former WILCO star JAY BENNETT died of a painkiller overdose.The 45-year-old musician was found dead at his home in Urbana, Illinois on 24 May (09) and a subsequent autopsy has...

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Springsteen Helps Wilco Brush Off Boos At Bonnaroo

15th June 2009

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN helped rockers WILCO get over fears they would be booed off stage at the Bonnaroo music festival - the band convinced themselves the crowd was cheering for the legendary star.Springsteen and The E...

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Wilco Star Bennett Dies

25th May 2009

Former WILCO star JAY BENNETT was found dead on Sunday (24May09). He was 45. Bennett, who played a number of instruments on Wilco's first three albums, passed away in Urbana, Illinois, where he had been running...

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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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Arcade Fire + M.i.a. Make Shortlist Top 10

28th January 2008

ARCADE FIRE, LCD SOUNDSYSTEM, WILCO and M.I.A. are among the final 10 acts to be nominated for the 2007 Shortlist Music Prize. Arcade Fire's album Neon Bible, LCD Soundsystem's Sound of Silver, Wilco's Sky Blue...

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Vedder, Wilco + Arcade Fire Fight For Shortlist Music Prize

22nd December 2007

EDDIE VEDDER's INTO THE WILD soundtrack, WILCO's SKY BLUE SKY and ARCADE FIRE's NEON BIBLE are among the 54 albums to land nominations for the 2007 Shortlist Music Prize. The award, which honours albums released...

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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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