Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore Separate After 27 Years

The most low-key and notoriously grungy (yet pre-grunge) post punk, lo-fi, iconic rock ‘n roll couple have broken up!

The frontman and woman of Sonic Youth, who are now both in their 50’s and released their first album in 1982, are officially separating after being married for 27 years.

This also leaves a dark foreboding cloud over the future of their band, who may be greatly impacted (or ruined) by the break-up. A statement from their rep at Matador Records read:

“Musicians Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore, married in 1984, are announcing they have separated. Sonic Youth, with both Kim and Thurston involved, will proceed with its South American tour dates in November. Plans beyond that tour are uncertain. The couple has requested respect for their personal privacy and does not wish to issue further comment.”

SEE, “plans beyond that tour are uncertain,” I sense some sort of permanent split or lengthy break.

Many could call the two, who share a 17 year-old daughter, the original Kurt and Courtney, or compare them to a much much less troubled Sid and Nancy or Yoko and John.

 [“I bought another Sonic Youth CD, and it’s just noise.” – Ellen Page in Juno]

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