When rock stars attack
Speaking of Jeff Tweedy, I'm pretty geeked about seeing the man play a solo show Oct. 30 at the beautiful Pabst Theater in Milwaukee. Hopefully fans will behave that night, but if they don't, the mild-mannered Tweedy is prepared to kick some ass.
From Pitchfork: According to an anonymous Pitchfork reader, Tweedy punched a rowdy fan in the face about 30 minutes into Wilco's set yesterday evening. "So some dude jumps on the stage," the reader claims. "After he gets on stage (who really does this at a Wilco show?), he runs up to Tweedy to give him a fat smooch on his cheek.
"Tweedy freaks out like the retard from [There's] Something About Mary who doesn't like having his ears touched and grabs the dude by his throat. While clinching to his throat, Jeff hauls off and decks him with a punch/open hand slap/shove to the face and [the] dude skirmishes away. Tweedy later apologizes (sort of) and hurries to the point of the set where they bow out before the encore."
Another show attendee e-mailed us, adding, "Tweedy had to comment. 'I mean, come on guys, we aren't used to that! You guys have to stay down there.
Judging by this YouTube clip, Tweedy was totally justified. Wait for about a minute in:
Here is Tweedy apologizing:
Again, Tweedy is justified in my opinion. Memo to drunken idiots: Get off the stage. Remember Dimebag Darrell? You will, and deserve to, be dropped if you step where you don't belong. Just look at how my man Keith Richards deals with intruders.