Pavement Throw Open Their Vault: Inside 'The Secret History'

August 3, 2015

"Whoa!" Stephen Malkmus stops short mid-sentence. There's a brief pause, then he starts to laugh. "I was in this hammock, and it just broke!" he explains. "I'm OK. But I feel bad that the kids can't swing in it anymore." Malkmus is calling from...


Thurston Moore Explains Nixed Tel Aviv Gig, Israel Boycott

June 26, 2015

Two months after Thurston Moore canceled a Tel Aviv, Israel performance without explanation, the guitarist has opened up about the "conscientious decision process" behind the nixed gig. In Moore's letter, published within The Quietus' larger story about...


Kim Gordon, J Mascis Reunite for Fuzzed-Out New Song

June 8, 2015

Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr. have a long history together, from their SST Records days to their joint tours. Now, Kim Gordon and J Mascis have reunited for a new track titled "Slow Boy." The indie rock icons paired up to write and perform the...


Watch Kim Gordon's Sprawling Convo With Carrie Brownstein

March 13, 2015

Earlier this month, as part of a unique tour promoting her new book, Girl In A Band: A Memoir, Kim Gordon took part in an hour-long conversation with Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. In...

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Kim Gordon: Kurt Cobain's Chaos Made for 'Amazing Theater'

February 24, 2015

Kim Gordon's memoir, Girl in a Band, comes out this week, and the founding Sonic Youth singer and bassist is promoting it with a unique book tour, sitting for Q&A's with different people in different cities. The trek, which will find her paired with...


Kim Gordon Plots Guest-Filled Book Tour for Memoir

January 9, 2015

Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon will release her memoir, Girl in a Band, on February 24th, and to mark the arrival of her tome, the bassist will embark on an 11-date book tour that will find the bassist sitting down for a question-and-answer...


Kim Gordon Talks Childhood, Mentally Ill Brother

May 13, 2015

Kim Gordon has hosted a massive tour for her memoir Girl in a Band, which has featured candid conversations the Sonic Youth founding member has had with journalists and artists. Her March talk with British journalist Miranda Sawyer is now one of...


Kim Gordon on Divorce, Art and Life After Sonic Youth

February 26, 2015

Kim Gordon wants to get a burger at the Apple Pan, a tiny burger joint on Los Angeles' West Side that opened in 1947 and which she began frequenting as a kid. She leans forward on her stool to catch the counterman's eye: "I'll have a hickory burger,...


Hear Kim Gordon Recall Childhood in Memoir Audio Excerpt

February 23, 2015

With Kim Gordon's memoir, Girl in a Band, due out this week, snippets of the audio edition of the book have begun surfacing online. Rough Trade has posted a nine-minute stretch of the singer-songwriter talking about her formative years from the first...



Kim Gordon Details New Memoir, 'Girl in a Band'

October 8, 2014

Kim Gordon will offer a holistic view of her life and art in the upcoming memoir Girl in a Band, which hits shelves on February 24th, 2015 via Dey Street Books, an imprint of publisher Harper Collins. As Pitchfork reports, the memoir will also...


Hear Thurston Moore's Heavy New Track From Upcoming Album

August 20, 2014

Thurston Moore has shared the release date and tracklist of The Best Day, his first solo album since 2010's Demolished Thoughts. The Best Day – which finds the frontman backed by guitarist James Sedwards (Nought), Deb Googe (My...


Novoselic: Singers Conjured 'Spirit of Nirvana'

April 15, 2014

Nirvana's Krist Novoselic has said in a post on his blog that Joan Jett was his first choice for the group's performance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and that Dave Grohl "ran with the idea of having all women lead." The group's surviving members...


Thurston Moore's New Day: Inside His Upbeat Rock & Roll LP

September 11, 2014

"Playing with this group made me want to create something really positive, because the music was really positive," Thurston Moore says. "Originally, the working title was Detonation, which has a different vibe to it." He laughs. The group that put...


Thurston Moore Speaks Out on Kim Gordon Split

March 4, 2014

Thurston Moore spoke about the lingering pain from his split with wife and Sonic Youth bandmate Kim Gordon, as well as his current relationship with Eva Prinz in a new interview with The Fly. "I'm involved in a really sweet relationship and it really...



Song Premiere: Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo Is Distressed

September 27, 2013

If you don't know what an ambulancer is, that's OK. Neither does Lee Ranaldo. But it is the title of the latest cut off his new solo album, Last Night on Earth, and comes from a place close to his heart. "When this song started out, on acoustic guitar,...


Kim Gordon Talks New Band and Sonic Youth

September 12, 2013

For three decades, Kim Gordon and Sonic Youth were synonymous. Alongside longtime husband Thurston Moore and guitarist Lee Ranaldo, the now-60-year-old served as the bassist, guitarist, singer- songwriter and humble guiding force behind one of alt-rock's...


Bassist Tim Wright, of Pere Ubu and DNA, Dies

August 7, 2013

Tim Wright, bassist in the pioneering punk-era bands Pere Ubu and DNA, died Sunday, former Pere Ubu bandmate David Thomas posted on Facebook. The cause of death and Wright's age weren't available. Random Notes: Hottest Rock Pictures Wright was...


'Girls' Casts First Black Female Character

September 16, 2013

Girls has caught flack from critics for its mostly white cast, but Lena Dunham's comedy is coming around. Danielle Brooks, who plays Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson on the celebrated Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, told Ebony in a recent interview that...


Kim Gordon to Appear on 'Girls'

September 5, 2013

Kim Gordon will appear in an episode of Girls next season, the former Sonic Youth bassist said during an interview with Slate. 'Girls' Season Two's Biggest 'WTF' Moments Gordon didn't offer any details about the role she'd be playing or when the episode...