Jeff Tweedy’s family home on the northwest side of Chicago was reportedly struck by bullets on Tuesday (Nov. 26).
“You know how every time you hear loud pops you think … was that fireworks or gunshots? Well, when it’s really gunfire there is zero question about it,” the musician’s wife, Susan Miller Tweedy, wrote in a Facebook post according to The Chicago Sun Times, adding that “there were 7 to 10 shots fired at what sounded like right at our house.”READ MOREIn Conversation: Whitney & Jeff Tweedy on Timelessness In Modern Music
She continued to note that she called 911 twice, and then realized “a bullet went through the storm door to our balcony and lodged in the wooden door. In the light of day today [Tuesday], Jeff found 7 shell casings outside.”
According to WBBM-AM 780 radio, the Wilco frontman’s son Spencer didn’t believe that the shots were targeted.
The Who’s Pete Townshend has clarified and apologized for a controversial interview with Rolling Stone, in which he said that he “thanks God” that his bandmates Keith Moon and John Entwistle are no longer around.
“They were fucking difficult to play with,” Townshend said in the interview, sparking criticism. “They never, ever managed to create bands for themselves. I think my musical discipline, my musical efficiency as a rhythm player, held the band together.”
“No one can ever know how much I miss Keith and John, as people, as friends and as musicians. The alchemy we used to share in the studio is missing from the new album, and it always feels wrong to try to summon it up without them, but I suppose we will always be tempted to try. To this day I am angry at Keith and John for dying. Sometimes it shows. It’s selfish, but it’s how I feel.”READ MOREPete Townshend Talks New The Who Album & Avoiding Certain Songs In Their Catalog
“But I am sincerely grateful to have had these second and third incarnations as a member of what we still dare to call The Who – once after Keith passed, then again after John passed,” he continued. “I do thank God for this, but I was being ironic in my own English way by suggesting it is something I am glad about. I can be grateful to be free as a player and writer, but sad about losing old friends. It does feel ironic, and it also makes me angry. Towards the end of my mother Betty’s life she drove me barmy, and there was a huge sense of relief when she finally passed, but I miss her very much. Love has so many facets.”
He went on to apologize to the late musician’s children, Chris Entwistle and Mandy Moon, as well as to the fans. “I understand that a lot of long-time Who fans will be hurt by the way it comes across as a headline. I only hope that they know me well enough that I tell the truth as much as I can, but I also tell both sides and the upside is missing in the headlines.”