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Wilco To Play Indiana After All

Governor Mike Pence faced a backlash last week (ends27Mar15) after he signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law, allowing business owners to use their religious beliefs as a defence if sued by...

Wilco Cancels Indiana Show Over Controversial New Legislation

Governor Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law last Thursday (26Mar15), and now business owners can use their religious beliefs as a defence if sued by a private party....

Jeff Tweedy's Wife In Remission

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...

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy Going Solo

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...

Wilco Star Jeff Tweedy To Appear In Parks And Recreation

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...

Stars Gather To Recreate The Band's Last Waltz Gig

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...

Lollapalooza 2013: The Best New Bands Worth Checking Out

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...

Wilco Star Urges Illinois Voters To Sign Up For Gay Marriage

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...

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

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....

Wilco Star Turns Weatherman

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...

Wilco Return After Jeff Tweedy Gets 'Healthy'

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...

Wilco's Triumphant Return With 'The Whole Love'

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',...

Wilco Give Away Bike With Album

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...

Wilco To Start Their Own Label

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...

Wilco Brew Up New Coffee

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...

Tweedy Lands St. Louis Honour

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...

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

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...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce Comeback

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...

Finn Revisits 7 Worlds Collide With Marr & Radiohead

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...

Bennett's Death Ruled An Accidental Overdose

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...

Springsteen Helps Wilco Brush Off Boos At Bonnaroo

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...

Wilco Star Bennett Dies

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...

Tweedy Baffled By Lawsuit

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...

Tweedy Sued By Former Bandmate

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...

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

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...

Vedder, Wilco + Arcade Fire Fight For Shortlist Music Prize

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...

Tweedy To Play Obama Benefit Gig

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...

Chicken Pox Calls Off Wilco Shows

Rockers WILCO have been forced to postpone two concerts because guitarist NELS CLINE is suffering from chicken pox. The 51-year-old's illness means Wilco cannot play gigs in Duluth, Minnesota and Winnipeg, Canada on Tuesday (14Aug07)...

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