Kim Gordon

Kim Gordon

 

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Kim Althea Gordon (born April 28, 1953)[1] is an American musician, songwriter, and visual artist. Born in Rochester, New York, Gordon was raised in Los Angeles, California, and studied art at the Otis Art Institute.[2] She later rose to prominence as the bassist, guitarist, and vocalist of the New York City-based alternative rock band Sonic Youth, which she formed with Thurston Moore in 1981;[3] she and Moore were also married from 1984 to 2013.

Gordon also formed the musical project Free Kitten with Julia Cafritz (of Pussy Galore) in the 1990s,[4] and debuted as a producer on Hole's debut album Pretty on the Inside (1991). Gordon also worked on a fashion line called X-Girl in 1993,[5] and continued to write and release material with Sonic Youth throughout the 1990s and on into the late 2000s.

Gordon has collaborated with Ikue Mori, DJ Olive, William Winant, Lydia Lunch, Yoko Ono, Raymond Pettibon, Kathleen Hanna, and Chris Corsano.[6][7][8][9][10] In 2012, after the breakup of Sonic Youth, Gordon formed Body/Head with friend Bill Nace, releasing their debut album Coming Apart in September 2013.[11] Gordon's memoir, Girl in a Band, was published in February 2015, by HarperCollins imprint Dey Street Books.[12]

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Murdered Out
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Murdered Out is a song by musical artist Kim Gordon, released on September 12, 2016.
 
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Couple charged in shooting at UW protest
  –  April 25, 2017
Wells along with Marc Hokoana's attorney, Kim Gordon, released a joint statement Monday that reads in part: "We have provided the police and the prosecution evidence showing that our clients acted lawfully in defense of others. The alleged victim ...
Charges filed after University of Washington shooting outside Milo Yiannopoulos event
  –  April 25, 2017
Wells, an attorney for Lily Hokoana, and Kim Gordon, an attorney for Marc Hokoana, said in a written statement. “The accuser, Joshua Dukes, has repeatedly stated that he does not want this to go through the criminal justice system. We are disappointed ...
Couple charged in shooting of protester at Milo Yiannopoulos event in Seattle
  –  April 25, 2017
“We look forward to presenting our case to a jury and we anticipate an acquittal,” lawyers Kim Gordon and Steven Wells said. Warrants have been issued for the arrests of the two, but they are not expected to be booked before their arraignment set for 8 ...
Couple came armed and ready to goad Seattle protesters at Yiannopoulos speech, court papers say
  –  April 25, 2017
Steve Wells, the attorney for Elizabeth Hokoana, and Kim Gordon, Marc Hokoana's attorney, issued a joint statement Monday vowing to fight the charges, reiterating earlier claims that the shooting was justified. "We have provided the police and the ...
Couple charged in shooting outside right-wing event
  –  April 25, 2017
"We look forward to presenting our case to a jury, and we anticipate an acquittal," lawyers Kim Gordon and Steven Wells said. Warrants have been issued for the arrests of the two, but they are not expected to be booked before their arraignment set for May ...
Couple is charged with assault in shooting outside Yiannopoulos speech
  –  April 25, 2017
Steve Wells, the attorney for Elizabeth Hokoana, and Kim Gordon, Marc Hokoana’s attorney, issued a joint statement Monday vowing to fight the charges, reiterating earlier claims that the shooting was justified. “We have provided the police and the ...
Fundraiser for Chechen Queers Taking Place Next Month
  –  April 24, 2017
fantastical adventurer’ and Drunken Butterfly (think Kim Gordon, Babes in Toyland, PJ Harvey and Patti Smith). There will also be live illustration from Bethan Mure. Entry will be £5 OTD. Funds raised will go to the Russian LGBT Network, who are ...
Couple charged with assault in shooting, melee during UW speech by Milo Yiannopoulos
  –  April 24, 2017
Steve Wells, the attorney for Elizabeth Hokoana, and Kim Gordon, Marc Hokoana’s attorney, issued a joint statement Monday vowing to fight the charges, reiterating earlier claims that the shooting was justified. “We have provided the police and the ...
Logies 2017: Who's taken the coveted gongs?
  –  April 23, 2017
Most Outstanding Public Affairs Report: Australia's Shame, Four Corners (ABC) Most Outstanding Supporting Actress: Debra Lawrance who played Josh's mum in Please Like Me (ABC) Most Outstanding Supporting Actor: Damon Herriman who played Kim Gordon ...
Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 23-29
  –  April 23, 2017
Former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno is 67. Actress Mary McDonnell is 64. Singer-bassist Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth is 64. Rapper Too Short is 51. Actress Bridget Moynahan is 46. Actor Chris Young is 46. Rapper Big Gipp of Goodie Mob is 44. Actress ...
10 lesser-known music docs you should watch
  –  April 22, 2017
Kicking off with Kim Gordon and Kurt Cobain goofily dancing on an empty railway track, it shows the lighter, irreverent side of grunge, and the noisy fun of touring. Helmed by the idiosyncratic ex-BBC filmmaker Alan Yentob, Cracked Actor follows David ...
Celebrity birthdays, April 23-29
  –  April 21, 2017
Actor Paul Guilfoyle ("CSI") is 68. Former "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno is 67. Actress Mary McDonnell is 64. Singer-bassist Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth is 64. Rapper Too Short is 51. Actress Bridget Moynahan is 46. Actor Chris Young is 46. Rapper Big Gipp of ...
Guitar signed by Foo Fighters, Lady Gaga, Ryan Adams being raffled off to benefit Planned Parenthood
  –  April 19, 2017
Among the artists whose names adorn the guitar body are Foo Fighters, Lady Gaga, Ryan Adams, Carrie Brownstein, Henry Rollins, Kim Gordon, Matt Berninger, John Legend, Mac DeMarco, Michael Stipe, Katy Perry, Jackson Browne, Sia, Ted Leo, Tom Petty ...
Lady Gaga, Foo Fighters, 100 More Artists Sign Guitar for Planned Parenthood Raffle
  –  April 19, 2017
Kim Gordon, Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), Money Mark, Kevin Haskins (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets), Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney, Portlandia), Wayne Kramer (MC5), Mike Viola, Devendra Banhart, Shepard Fairy, Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Henry Rollins ...
Lady Gaga, Foo Fighters & More Sign Guitar for Planned Parenthood
  –  April 18, 2017
Artists who have already signed the instrument include Katy Perry, John Legend, Josh Homme, Michael Stipe, Mark Ronson, Kim Gordon, Ryan Adams, Carrie Brownstein and Florence Welch. The star-inked guitar will soon be auctioned off in an online raffle ...
Dave Grohl, Mac DeMarco, Carrie Brownstein, Kim Gordon and Dozens More Sign Guitar for Planned Parenthood Raffle
  –  April 17, 2017
There’s in existence an acoustic guitar that features dozens of signatures—102, to be exact—from alt-rock’s biggest stars. The signatures include Lady Gaga, Mac DeMarco, Dave Grohl, Carrie Brownstein, Kim Gordon, Perfume Genius, Arctic Monkeys ...

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