Watch Wilco’s Nels Cline perform a hair-raising guest solo onstage with Japanese Breakfast

Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast, Nels Cline of Wilco
(Image credit: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Coachella / Ebet Roberts / Gettyq)

Nels Cline was invited onstage during Japanese Breakfast’s performance at Solid Sound Festival in North Adams, MA on Saturday (May 28) and produced a genuinely epic guitar solo for the occasion.

Cline joined Japanese Breakfast – the moniker and band name for songwriter and guitarist Michelle Zauner – for the penultimate song of their set, Posing For Cars to improvise a reported five-minute solo. 

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Matt Parker
Features Editor,

Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.