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2015

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

2014

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

2013

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon Readies Body/Head Double Album

June 26, 2013

Sonic Youth co-founder Kim Gordon will release a double-album with her Body/Head project with free-noise guitarist Bill Nace late this summer. Coming Apart is due out September 10th on Matador Records, Spin reports. The album will...

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Thurston Moore on His New Band, Chelsea Light Moving, and the Future of Sonic Youth

May 16, 2013

Ever since he and his wife and Sonic Youth bandmate Kim Gordon announced their split in late 2011, Thurston Moore has kept his mouth largely shut. "I wasn't doing any press whatsoever – I kind of embargoed that," says Moore. "Personal issues are...

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'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...

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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...

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Fred Armisen to Direct Kings of Leon Show

July 26, 2013

Fred Armisen will direct a Kings of Leon show next month for the "American Express Unstaged" series, the Associated Press reports. The comedian, who recently departed SNL after 11 years, has previously directed music videos and is himself a drummer and...

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Maxwell's to Close at the End of July

June 4, 2013

Maxwell's, the beloved rock club, restaurant and longtime anchor of the rock scene in Hoboken, New Jersey, will close when its lease is up at the end of July. Co-owner Todd Abramson told The Star-Ledger of Newark that changes over the years in Hoboken...

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Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon Explains Split From Thurston Moore

April 23, 2013

Kim Gordon explained the details of her split from husband and Sonic Youth bandmate Thurston Moore in a new interview with Elle, saying her former partner was carrying on an affair with another woman. "We seemed to have a normal relationship inside...

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