Sonic Youth have taken inspiration from a couple of unlikely sources during the recording of their upcoming album - smash TV show Friends and classic rock. The fiercely independent band have previously disassociated themselves from rock 'dinosaurs', but the real surprise comes in their being influenced by the I'LL BE THERE FOR YOU theme tune to Friends. Guitarist THURSTON MOORE says, "What was that band - The Rembrandts? We're inspired by that!" Sonic Youth's as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2004's SONIC NURSE will be released in June (06).