Wilco Finishing Album, Replaces Drummer

Wilco’s next album, tentatively titled Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, is near completion and due out on July 10 on Reprise, according to the band’s Web site. The band, a favorite among alt. country fans, has recorded nearly 20 songs and is presently mixing and whittling them down to 12 – 15 for the album. In other Wilco news, the group has replaced departed drummer Ken Coomer with Chicago-based musician Glenn Kotche, who has been working with Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy on the soundtrack to the movie Chelsea Walls.