Dunst, Gordon, and Ronson at the Kitchen Gala


Sonic Youth’s new record comes out June 9. So when we caught up with the band at the Kitchen Spring Gala Benefit, we wondered what kinds of tricks they have planned to get people to spend money on music. “Maybe we’ll have to pimp out our relationship for it,” singer Kim Gordon admitted, since the day it comes out is also her and fellow band member Thurston Moore’s anniversary. Meanwhile, artist Nate Lowman couldn’t even go near her. “I’m too starstruck,” he told us when we asked if he’s met the band. “I had a picture of Kim Gordon pregnant, in leather pants, on my wall when I was a kid. I don’t need to know who she really is.”