Kim Gordon on her new memoir, 'Girl in a Band'

February 18, 2015 1:07 PM

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Kim Gordon is a founding member of Sonic Youth, visual artist, feminist icon, mother and fashion trendsetter. Now she can now add "memoirist" to her list of accomplishments. Her new "Girl in a Band," not only offers insight into music, art, the shifting tides of underground culture and the dynamics that made Sonic Youth tick, it's also more transparent about her personal life than she has ever been.

Gordon and her husband of 29 years, Thurston Moore, finalized their divorce in 2013, effectively ending Sonic Youth, the band they co-founded in New York City in the early '80s, when the couple separated in 2011. Since the breakup, Gordon has formed a new avant-rock band, Body/Head, and been the sub...

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