WBEZ 25: Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy on Music and Life

WBEZ 25: Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy on Music and Life
WBEZ 25: Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy on Music and Life

WBEZ 25: Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy on Music and Life

Back in 2004, George W. Bush was re-elected to the White House, Facebook was launched and Chicago band Wilco released "A Ghost is Born," their much anticipated followup to their critically acclaimed Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. It was also the last time Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy sat down for an interview with WBEZ. Tweedy was just coming off a stint in rehab; he’d become addicted to painkillers due to debilitating migraines he’d suffered for decades. He talked about that in an interview with former WBEZ host Steve Edwards. A lot has happened since that interview, so we thought it was a perfect time to get Tweedy back on our airwaves. It’s part of the Morning Shift's ongoing celebration of WBEZ’s 25th anniversary as an independent station. We’ve been looking back on some of our favorite moments—or the people behind those moments—over the last quarter century. A couple of weeks ago, Tony Sarabia headed out to the band’s studio known as “the loft” for some catching up. (WBEZ/Jason Marck)