Sonic Youth‘s Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore are getting a divorce, Rolling Stone reports. The band plans to honor their South American tour in November, then take some time to sort the mess out. Matador Records issued this statement:
“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.”
It was certainly fun while it lasted – and it lasted over three decades. Let’s hope they at least come out of this with respect for each other’s solo pursuits, unlike that New Order debacle.