Plus, next album is halfway done
'Star Wars' artwork

Wilco sprang a surprise on fans earlier this year.

New album 'Star Wars' was released as a free download, but - as it turns out - the album title has nothing to do with the enormously popular film series.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, Wilco singer Jeff Tweedy revealed that he was completely unaware that a new Star Wars film was in the works. "Everybody advised me against it, because there is a heavily protected trademark involved," he explained. "But I think from our point of view, it was clearly recontextualized, clearly did not have any of the look and feel of what would be protected under law. So, you know, we'll see."

Continuing, Tweedy explained that he is almost half-way through writing the next Wilco album. "I had put together a whole lot of material and kind of convened everyone into Chicago for a brief little stretch to play them what I had, and being really secure and confident as musicians and comfortable and Wilco and everything they just said, 'Hey, it sounds fucking great. What should we do?' For the most part, I kind of built them all and had the guys come in, sometimes individually."

"There isn't really one track on the record where everybody was there at the same time. So anyway, that's kind of the starting point for a lot of stuff, and there's a whole other record that we have a working title for that is very different but almost in the similar state of completion to where Wilco started on this record, if that makes any sense."

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