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The first single from American alternative rock group Wilco's eighth album, The Whole Love was initially made available at the band's Solid Sound Festival, at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art from June 24 to 26, 2011. It marked the first ever release on the band's own label dBpm.
Frontman Jeff Tweedy almost called the album "Get Well Soon Everybody" after a lyric from this song.
The song samples a snatch of vocal from The Stooges' "TV Eye" ("Brother"). Tweedy explained to Mojo magazine: "The lyric, 'The Magna Carta's on a Slim Jim… blood brother,' needed more than I could give it. Fortunately we live in the 21st century and things like this can happen."
Richard Patrick of Filter
"Hey Man, Nice Shot" was nearly a Nine Inch Nails song, as Richard was working with Trent Reznor when he came up with it.
When Judd Apatow needed under-appreciated rockers for his Knocked Up
sequel, he immediately thought of Parker, who just happened to be getting his band The Rumour back together.
Mark Arm of Mudhoney
When he was asked to write a song for the Singles
soundtrack, Mark thought the Seattle grunge scene was already overblown, so that's what he wrote about.
As a 5-year-old, Brandi was writing lyrics to instrumental versions lullabies. She still puts her heart into her songs, including the one Elton John sings on.