Fact: 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) via Dey Street Books, an imprint of publisher Harper Collins. The tome will also explore Gordon's childhood, her life in art, her move to New York City, her "love affairs", and "her relationship with her daughter and her band".
Fact: 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 aired in the U.S. on Sunday (12Jan14).
Fact: Former Sonic Youth star Thurston Moore has formed a new band, called Chelsea Light Moving.
Fact: Sonic Youth have scored the music for French director Fabrice Gobert’s new thriller Simon Werner a Disparu.
Fact: Led Zeppelin bassist JOHN PAUL JONES has teamed up with rockers Sonic Youth and composer TAKEHISA KOSUGI to create new music for an upcoming showcase by New York's Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
Fact: Rock supergroup FREE KITTEN will release its first album in 11 years, INHERIT, on 20 May (08). The band includes Sonic Youth'S KIM GORDON and PUSSY GALORE's JULIE CAFRITZ.
Fact: Lou Reed will follow The Who's Pete Townshend and serve as the keynote speaker at the 2008 South By Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas in March (08). Sonic Youth frontman Thurston Moore, Daryl Hall and Sire Records founder SEYMOUR STEIN will also address music fans at the annual mix of seminars and concerts.
Fact: Rock couple Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon will join their daughter COCO on the upcoming season finale of US drama Gilmore Girls. The Sonic Youth duo will perform an acoustic version of new track WHAT A WASTE on the show next month (MAY06).
Quote: "I heard that a lot of artists who had the 666 release date had requested to be moved. We demanded it." Sonic Youth rocker Thurston Moore has no qualms about releasing the veteran band's latest album on 6 June 2006.