RIP Jay Bennett
Shocking news here.
Jay Bennett is dead, according to the Chicago Sun Times. A sign of the times, his Wikipedia page has already been updated.
You may recall earlier this month, Bennett announced he was suing his former band, Wilco, over unpaid royalties.
In the course of writing about Wilco (specifically the traumatic making of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and unmaking of the band), I had the chance to have several lengthy conversations with Jay and spent an evening hanging out with him in Toronto while he was producing a local band. I’ll maybe have some more to say on this later.