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February 14, 2004

All the Wilco news that fits

In the case of Bonnaroo, what started as a jam festival has become an eclectic extravaganza. Either that or concertgoers better get ready for a 25-minute version of "Heavy Metal Drummer." The Tennessee summer fest has announced a chunk of its lineup, and locals Wilco, Neko Case, and (cough) Umphrey's McGee are on the list.

Speaking of Jeff Tweedy & Co., they're also on the Coachella roster. And though we reported last week that the band's new disc was complete, it turns out we jumped the gun a little. In fact mastering, like "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" being handled at Abbey Road in London, is nearly done.

Update: Our neighbors at Pitchfork have a title and release date: A Ghost Is Born, due June 8.

Update II: A source reveals that the new Wilco album will be, a la Being There, a two-disc affair clocking in at 70 minutes. No word on whether one disc is John Stirratt's, or if Tweedy will cause an uproar by insisting on performing in a garish feathered headdress.