The book will be a mix of the personal and the professional
Jeff Tweedy of Wilco has been commissioned to write a memoir by Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House, though a title and release date are yet to be confirmed.
Tweedy’s book will deal with his own stories and stories of his various musical collaborations, as well as his thoughts on the music industry and how Wilco fit into it. Tweedy said:
“I have stories to tell, and I’d like for this book to be a combination of those stories about my experiences, and maybe a window into one person’s creative process, as well as some of what I’ve seen working with other artists in my current and former bands, in the studio, on the road, in my basement with my sons and more.”
Several publishers are said to have been interested in the book.
Wilco had to rush-release their new album ‘Star Wars’ earlier this year, temporarily making the album available for free. It launches on vinyl next Friday (November 27).
The band also made a stand for minority rights in Indiana back in May.
Wilco were set to play in Indianapolis, Indiana on May 7 but axed the gig when the act, which effectively made it legal for business owners to use religion as a means of justifying discrimination against minorities, including those in the LGBT community, was signed into law.
However, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed a change to the act that means it can no longer be used to discriminate against people based on sexual orientation or gender. Wilco subsequently confirmed that their Murat Theatre gig would go ahead as planned.
The band have a European tour planned for next year, including a couple of UK and Ireland dates as follows:
Iveagh Garden, Dublin (July 10)
Albert Hall, Manchester (November 18)
O2 Academy, Brixton, London (November 19)