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Power Smackdown

Who is Chicago’s most legendary rocker?

Jeff Tweedy, the 47-year-old lead singer of Wilco Billy Corgan, the 47-year-old Smashing Pumpkins frontman
Peak 2014 chart position
No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot Singles Sales No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Alternative Albums and Independent Albums
Album hardware
0 platinum, 1 gold 6 platinum, 3 gold
Longest performance of 2014
A six-night stand with Wilco at the Riviera An eight-hour ambient synth jam at Madame ZuZu’s, his teahouse in Highland Park
Notable side project
He's working with frequent collaborator Mavis Staples to finish her dad’s uncompleted recordings. He resigned as creative director of Resistance Pro Wrestling last fall to write a musical.
Most adorable public gesture
Starting a band with 19-year-old son Spencer Posing with cats on the cover of PAWS Chicago Magazine
Most streams of a single Spotify track
5 million (“You and I”) 26 million (“1979”)
Power move
Landing Michael Shannon, Chance, and Conan O’Brien for a music video directed by Nick Offerman­ Selling cat T-shirts reading “Fuck You Anderson Cooper” after the anchor poked fun at the PAWS cover
The winner: TWEEDY
('Cuz sales can't buy class)
Illustrations: John Kenzie


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