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Sonic Youth Star Records Bizarre New Single With U.s. Presidential Hopeful

The white vinyl single, Feel It In Your Guts, will be handed out to fans who donate to the Democrat's campaign. The track will also be available as a free digital download....

Kim Gordon Takes Another Swipe At Lana Del Rey

The former Sonic Youth star let rip at Del Rey in her memoir, Girl in a Band, which was released last month (Feb15) and contained barbed remarks about the Summertime Sadness hitmaker's attitude...

Kim Gordon Slams Lana Del Rey Over Feminism

Former Sonic Youth star Kim Gordon has hit out at Lana Del Rey for shunning feminism.The veteran rocker cited an interview with the Video Games hitmaker in The Fader magazine in which she stated, "Whenever...

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...

Kim Gordon To Embark On Guest-filled Book Tour

Former Sonic Youth star Kim Gordon is set to embark on a guest-filled book tour for the release of her memoir Girl in a Band.The rocker will set out on an 11-date trek beginning in...

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...

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

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'...

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

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...

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...

Lee Ranaldo Dedicates Music Lesson To Lou Reed

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...

Sonic Youth Star Hosting Free Music Workshop

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...

Kim Gordon Working On Autobiography

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...

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...

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...

Sonic Youth's Stolen Guitars Found After 13 Years

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...

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,...

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

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'...

Yoko Ono Records Charity Track With Sonic Youth Stars

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...

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

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...

Mike Kelley Found Dead At Los Angeles Home, Aged 57

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...

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

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...

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...

Sonic Youth Star Captures Occupy Wall Street Demonstrations On Film

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...

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...

Yoko Ono Stages Benefits For Japan

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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