Last night, Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore had his beloved 1960 Fender Jazzmaster stolen from his hotel in Philadelphia. A police report has been filed, and fans are asked to keep a look out for the iconic instrument, as well as forward the story to any guitar stores in the area. Photos of the instrument can be seen below.
Late last month, Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo released Between The Times and The Tides, his first purely song-based, non-experimental solo outing, on Matador Records. Besides its healthy dose of melodic, guitar-based rock, the disc features a bevy of faces from Sonic Youth's past and present -- assuming there is a present for the band; Steve Shelley plays drums, one-time SY drummer Bob Bert plays congas and frequent SY collaborator Jim O'Rourke contributes some bass.
Longtime Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo released Between The Times And Tides, his first purely song-oriented, non-experimental solo outing, March 20 on Matador Records. The album, a disc full of shimmering, melodic guitar-based rock, is also aptly titled, since it comes at what is — at best — a "between" period for Sonic Youth fans, whose husband-and-wife heroes, Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon, announced their divorce late last year.
With the fate of Sonic Youth up in the air, guitarist Lee Ranaldo is set to release a new solo album, Between the Times & the Tides, on March 20. Ranaldo is currently streaming a track off the album, "Off the Wall," which you can hear in the YouTube clip below.
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MusicRadar.com reports that Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore have announced that their marriage is on the rocks. In fact, the pair -- who have been married 27 years -- are splitting up, a fact that leaves the fate of the legendary New York City band up in the air.
Legendary luthier Travis Bean passed away this past Sunday, July 10, at age 64. Bean was known for producing guitars with a distinct sound, thanks to their aluminum necks. The build of the necks allowed notes to sustain for much longer.