Former Wilco member Jay Bennett is suing the band's lead singer, claiming he's owed royalties for songs during his seven years and five albums with the group.
Bennett also claims in the breach-of-contract lawsuit filed against singer Jeff Tweedy that he deserves money from the band's 2002 documentary, "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart." The film documents the making of Wilco's album "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot."
The lawsuit, filed in Cook County Circuit Court in Chicago, says Bennett worked as a sound engineer and played instruments for the band from 1994 to 2001. It says Bennett was paid but only in "infrequent partial payments."
The lawsuit asks for at least $50,000 in damages.