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Kim Gordon Not 'Surprised' By Kurt Cobain Suicide

Kim Gordon ''wasn't entirely surprised'' by Kurt Cobain's suicide.The Sonic Youth singer - who has previously questioned whether or not the Nirvana rocker killed himself - has revealed that while she was ''shocked'' when she...

Live At Leeds 2015 Brings 200 Artists To 20 Venues

Every year in Leeds, the May Bank Holiday marks the return of a whole bunch of great gigs for the annual Live at Leeds festival. Played by tons of bands at venues all over the...

Thurston Moore Recruited Guitarist After Chance Meeting

U.S. rocker Thurston Moore recruited a little known British guitarist for his new band after hearing the musician playing in a nearby apartment and later meeting him on the stairwell.The former Sonic Youth star revealed...

Thurston Moore Forms New Group With Former Sonic Youth Bandmate

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...

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

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...

Thurston Moore Opens Up About Affair

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...

Song Reader: Beck Plays Album Of Sheet Music At London's Barbican

It is perhaps Beck's strangest album. Song Reader - the record made up entirely of sheet music - was played in full at London's Barbican Theatre on Sunday (July 7, 2013), with a huge cast...

Thurston Moore Open To Sonic Youth Comeback

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...

Kim Gordon Hints At Other Woman In Thurston Moore Split

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...

Yoko Ono's Meltdown Performers Include Boy George, Patti Smith And Thurston Moore

Yoko Ono has announced the bulk of the names for her Meltdown Festival line-up to take place in London this year, with the former wife of John Lennon staying true to her vision to create...

Thurston Moore's Guitar Stolen From Hotel Room

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...

Thurston Moore Joins Twilight

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,...

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

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...

Fleet Foxes Festival Postponed

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...

Thurston Moore And Kim Gordon To Divorce

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...

Married Sonic Youth Stars Split

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...

Thurston Moore's Pain Over Fawcett Death

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...

Moore To Release Record/book

SONIC YOUTH star THURSTON MOORE is set to thrill fans when his solo album hits stores later this year (10) - it will feature a vinyl record and book full of extracts from his personal...

Lady Gaga Plays At Lennon Tribute

Lady Gaga appeared onstage with Yoko Ono to pay tribute to John Lennon this weekend. The 'Poker Face' singer joined Yoko and a version of her and John's Plastic Ono band in Los Angeles where...

Lady Gaga To Perform At Lennon Celebration

Lady Gaga and Iggy Pop will take part in a performance to mark John Lennon's 70th birthday.The late musician's wife, Yoko Ono, is organising two concerts with her We Are Plastic Ono Band in Los...

Moore Pays Tribute To Bowie's Video Art

SONIC YOUTH star THURSTON MOORE has co-curated a video art show based on the work of his hero DAVID BOWIE. Moore and New York Museum of Modern Art curator Barbara London worked through 40 years...

Thurston Scores Adult Movie

SONIC YOUTH star THURSTON MOORE has added movie composer to his resume - after scoring the soundtrack to an adult film. The musician has teamed up with director Richard Kern to write the musical accompaniment...

Moore Regrets Financial Disadvantages Of Sonic Youth's Longevity

SONIC YOUTH rocker THURSTON MOORE regrets not disbanding his cult group 20 years ago - because they could have made a fortune if they'd reformed for a reunion tour. In the last few years, Moore...

Thurston Moore: 'Lavigne And Mayer Are Lame'

SONIC YOUTH frontman THURSTON MOORE has hit out at AVRIL LAVIGNE and JOHN MAYER, insisting 70 year olds rock harder than they do. The rocker recently collaborated with Yoko Ono, and claims she is edgier...

Moore Defends Starbucks Record

U.S rocker THURSTON MOORE has defended his decision to sell a Sonic Youth compilation in the Starbucks coffee chain. Fans of the band criticised the move, branding them "sell outs". Moore insists he was surprised...

Thurston Defends Pitt's Music Project

SONIC YOUTH rocker THURSTON MOORE has defended actor MICHAEL PITT's ambition to become a music star - insisting it's not a vanity project. Pitt played a character based on KURT COBAIN in the 2005 movie...

Moore Backs Campaign To Save Guitar Website

SONIC YOUTH's THURSTON MOORE is backing a campaign to save a website used by millions of aspiring rockers to learn how to play the guitar. The SUGAR KANE star wants to prevent the Guitar Tab...

Sonic Youth Star's Label Signs Deal With Universal

SONIC YOUTH frontman THURSTON MOORE has signed a deal for releases by his cult record label to be distributed through media giant Universal Music Group. The SUGAR KANE rocker has run Ecstatic Peace since 1981...

Thurston Moore Nearly Blanked Actor Pitt's Band

SONIC YOUTH star THURSTON MOORE almost didn't sign MICHAEL PITT's band PAGODA to his Ecstatic Media record label, because he was distrustful of an actor playing rock. When Moore saw LAST DAYS star Pitt play...

Thurston Moore: 'I'm Not Beck!'

SONIC YOUTH star THURSTON MOORE is growing tired of getting mistaken for BECK - because he's 11 years older than the LOSER star and much taller. The punk icon can understand why he and...

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