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8th October 2014

Former Sonic Youth star Kim Gordon is to pour out her heart about her split from bandmate and husband Thurston Moore in a new memoir. Girl in a Band will hit bookstores in February (15)...

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Thurston Moore Forms New Group With Former Sonic Youth Bandmate

5th August 2014

Former Sonic Youth star Thurston Moore has reunited with his former bandmate Steve Shelley to create a new group.Moore recruited his drummer pal, as well as My Bloody Valentine bassist Debbie Googe and British guitarist...

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Iggy Azalea: Lorde Wasn't Right For Kurt Cobain Tribute

7th June 2014

Iggy Azalea doesn't think Lorde was the right choice to pay tribute to Kurt Cobain. The 'Fancy' rapper says 17-year-old Lorde shouldn't have appeared with the late singer's former Nirvana bandmates at the Rock 'n'...

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Nirvana Recruit Leading Ladies For Explosive Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Show

11th April 2014

Joan Jett, Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and Lorde channelled the spirit of the late Kurt Cobain on Thursday (10Apr14) as they performed with the surviving members of Nirvana at the Rock and Roll Hall of...

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Thurston Moore Slams Blogger For 'Gender Fascism' Over Candid Affair Chat

10th March 2014

Rocker Thurston Moore has blasted a female blogger for "gender fascism" after she criticised the former Sonic Youth frontman for discussing the affair which ended his marriage to his bandmate Kim Gordon.The veteran musician recently...

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Thurston Moore Opens Up About Affair

4th March 2014

Sonic Youth star Thurston Moore has opened up about the affair that ended his marriage to bandmate Kim Gordon, insisting he's "in a really sweet relationship" with book editor Eva Prinz.Sonic Youth have been on...

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13th January 2014

Former Sonic Youth rocker Kim Gordon made a guest appearance on the season three premiere of hit drama series Girls - she played Mindy, a grumpy member of a rehab support group when the show...

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Lee Ranaldo Dedicates Music Lesson To Lou Reed

6th November 2013

Sonic Youth rocker Lee Ranaldo dedicated his recent guitar workshop to the memory of Lou Reed.Ranaldo held a day of free music lessons at a store in New York City last week (28Oct13), and the...

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Sonic Youth Star Hosting Free Music Workshop

15th October 2013

Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo is offering up free music lessons for fans in New York.The rocker has unveiled plans to hold a guitar workshop at the Other Music record store in Manhattan on 28...

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Kim Gordon Working On Autobiography

9th September 2013

Former Sonic Youth star Kim Gordon is set to lift the lid on her life in the music industry in a new memoir.The rocker has signed a deal with publishing house HarperCollins and is working...

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Fascinating Fact: 3851087

5th September 2013

Former Sonic Youth star Kim Gordon is to appear in an upcoming episode of hit U.S. Tv series Girls.

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Thurston Moore Open To Sonic Youth Comeback

22nd May 2013

Rocker Thurston Moore is open to reuniting Sonic Youth if he can rebuild the "trust" with his estranged wife Kim Gordon.The exes announced in 2011 they were separating after 27 years of marriage, and the...

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Kim Gordon Hints At Other Woman In Thurston Moore Split

23rd April 2013

Cult rocker Kim Gordon has suggested another woman was to blame for her split from her husband and Sonic Youth bandmate Thurston Moore.The indie rock stars, who wed in 1984, stunned fans when they announced...

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Thurston Moore's Guitar Stolen From Hotel Room

13th December 2012

Sonic Youth rocker Thurston Moore is fuming after one of his guitars was stolen from a hotel room on Wednesday (12Dec12).The Teen Age Riot hitmaker was staying at the Best Western Center City Hotel in...

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Sonic Youth's Stolen Guitars Found After 13 Years

27th September 2012

Two guitars stolen from Sonic Youth's truck 13 years ago have been found.The band was left devastated on 4 July, 1999 when a vehicle housing its collection of one-of-a-kind modified touring gear, including drums and...

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Thurston Moore Joins Twilight

31st July 2012

Former Sonic Youth star Thurston Moore has joined metal supergroup Twilight.The singer/guitarist was revealed as the band's latest member in an interview with frontman Blake Judd on Monday (30Jul12). As well as Moore and Judd,...

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Atp's 'I'll Be Your Mirror' Festival Relocated To New York's Pier 36 Venue

16th July 2012

Festival promoters All Tomorrows Parties (ATP) have announced the relocation of the 2012 'I'll Be Your Mirror' USA festival to New York City's indoor venue Pier 36.Previously a New Jersey-based festival, 'I'll Be Your Mirror'...

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Fascinating Fact 13649

24th June 2012

Former Sonic Youth star Thurston Moore has formed a new band, called Chelsea Light Moving.

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Yoko Ono Records Charity Track With Sonic Youth Stars

7th June 2012

Yoko Ono has teamed up with former members of Sonic Youth to record a new charity record.Her Early in the Morning track with Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon will be released as a limited edition...

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Off Festival 2012: Iggy And The Stooges And Kim Gordon To Perform At Polish Festival

14th March 2012

OFF Festival 2012 have announced more acts playing at the event in the summer. The House of Love, King Creosote, Jon Hopkins, and Nerwowe Wakacje are just a few of the names that will be...

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Mike Kelley Found Dead At Los Angeles Home, Aged 57

2nd February 2012

The contemporary artist Mike Kelley has been found dead at his Los Angeles home at the age of 57. BBC News reports today (February 2, 2012) that the Gagosian gallery, who represented him, have released...

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Zooey Deschanel To Feature On M. Ward's New Album

24th January 2012

Zooey Deschanel is set to feature on M. Ward's next album.The singer-and-actress will lend her vocal talents to her She And Him bandmate's sixth solo record 'A Wasteland Companion', which was recorded with 18 different...

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Ranaldo: 'Moore/kim Gordon Split Could End Sonic Youth'

30th November 2011

Cult rockers Sonic Youth are considering breaking up following bandmates Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore's marriage split.The indie rock icons stunned fans in October (11) by announcing the end of their 25-year marriage and now...

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Fleet Foxes Festival Postponed

20th October 2011

Britain's upcoming All Tomorrows Parties festival, which was set to feature Fleet Foxes and Sonic Youth star Thurston Moore, has been postponed to 2012 due to "unforeseen circumstances".The three-day event was scheduled to take place...

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Thurston Moore And Kim Gordon To Divorce

15th October 2011

Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon, husband and wife and founding members of Sonic Youth, have announced that they are to divorce, additionally casting the future of the seminal US rock group in doubt. Moore and...

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Married Sonic Youth Stars Split

15th October 2011

Sonic Youth stars Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon have split after 27 years of marriage.The alternative rockers announced the news on Friday (14Oct11) but insist they remain committed to the band's upcoming tour plans. A...

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Sonic Youth Star Captures Occupy Wall Street Demonstrations On Film

12th October 2011

Sonic Youth star Lee Ranaldo is helping to chronicle the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York by posting snaps and sounds of the anti-big business activists in action on the group's website.The guitarist is...

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Thurston Moore's Pain Over Fawcett Death

30th May 2011

Sonic Youth rocker Thurston Moore was "heartbroken" when Farrah Fawcett died - as watching the actress during her TV heyday helped him survive a "desperate, penniless" existence in New York.The Charlie's Angels star lost her...

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Yoko Ono Stages Benefits For Japan

28th March 2011

Yoko Ono has teamed up with Patti Smith and Sonic Youth to raise cash for the survivors of the earthquake and tsunami disasters in her native Japan.The singer/artist performed with Sonic Youth and her son...

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Yoko Ono Rocks For Japan In New York

28th March 2011

Yoko Ono played a special charity gig in New York on Sunday (27th March 2011) to raise money for the Japanese disaster relief fund.Yoko Ono, the Japanese-born artist and singer, headlined a disaster relief benefit...

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