Is anyone else going to the Vegas show? cuz it is looking like an increasingly sure thing that I am going.
Last edited by faxman75; 05-03-2009 at 01:28 AM.
Wilco with Grizzly Bear opening? tix purchased!
Rhythm is a dancer.
Nice! One could only hope. So who could compete with Nels Cline in the current best guitar player category? I would like to see a healthy competition.
Last edited by faxman75; 05-04-2009 at 01:53 PM.
It's crazy to think how great Nels is, and that isn't even the best thing about WILCO. Wilco are just on another level.
That's just wrong.
Watching the new DVD for the first time......man oh man June cannot get here fast enough! It will be my first time seeing the band live, and I already see why you all are jizzing over Nels' skillz.
Got my tix, I'll be seeing them in Tahoe.
$53 after fees.
COACHELLA '07, '08, '09, '11, '13
ive been to that tahoe venue one my favorites.
Wilco's Jeff Tweedy Responds to Jay Bennett Lawsuit
By Austin L. Ray on May 5, 2009 3:15 PM
According to a story published at ChicagoBreakingNews.com, former Wilco member Jay Bennett filed a lawsuit yesterday against bandleader Jeff Tweedy. The suit, filed in Cook County Circuit Court, claims Tweedy owes Bennett "damages of at least $50,000" for his time in the band, including his less-than-favorable depiction in the 2002 Wilco documentary, I Am Trying to Break Your Heart.
Bennett's lawsuit (which can be viewed in full here) states that he "is entitled to compensation for his services rendered in the form of continuing and perpetual artist royalty payments." Furthermore, the suit states that Bennett was paid for his time in Wilco, but that the "infrequent partial payments" only amounted to 15% of the band's income. Finally, Bennett's suit argues that Tweedy didn't compensate him for, or obtain the proper release for, Bennett's appearance in I Am Trying to Break Your Heart.
In an e-mail exchange with Paste, Wilco's publicist provided the following statement from Tweedy:
"I know exactly as much as everyone else does. I've read the news and I honestly have no idea what these claims are based on. It was such a long time ago. Aside from everything else, I'm being sued for not paying someone for appearing in a movie I didn't produce. Go figure. I am truly sad it has come to this. I am equally convinced, however, that I have done nothing wrong and that this will be handled fairly and swiftly."
That's all we know for now, but if any pertinent details emerge, we'll be sure to keep you posted on Wilco (The Beef).
I read that Jay was suing him yesterday. I laughed when I saw part of it was the documentary. That will get tossed quick. We'll see about the other royalties I suppose.
I can never get into online or telephone voting for things. I know the selists at the Tempe show and night 1 of their Winter Residency were fantastic.
Shot in the Arm
Side With Seeds
You Are My Face
I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
Pot Kettle Black
At Least That's What You Said
Whats the World Got In Store
When the Roses Bloom Again
Airline to Heaven
Ashes of American Flags
Too Far Apart
Can't Stand It
Far Far Away
Why Would You Wanna Live
Sky Blue Sky
Please Be Patient With me
Cars Can't Escape
Hate It here
I'm the Man Who Loves You
Heavy Metal Drummer
Outta Mind/Outta Site
I hope they do another winter residency some day. 5 nights every single song was pretty amazing. My regret was only seeing night one but god damn that set list was awesome. I jumped up and down like a child during Candy Floss. They sure went out with a bang.
Requested "Hate It Here" for the Fox Pomona show...just seems like they might omit that from the setlist since they're not touring for SBS anymore and I think it's a fantastic song.
I heard it on the webcast and I think it's on the alabama show as well. I love that song. Might even be the best on Sky Blue Sky.
They have actually been playing Box Full of Letters quite a bit lately.
I love browsing the database to see what has been played.
you can type in a song and see how many times it has been played, they also list setlists for every show they have ever played I think.
I kept looking at my watch and was shocked at how long they played knowing they had four more nights to go. I think it was 3 hour show. Then for them to come back and play another six songs and the last three about as high energy as you could get. I think the temperature outside was 8 degrees as well and on night two Tweedy had hot chocolate delivered to all the fans in line.