10 Rock Relationships That Ended Badly

At least they can channel their heartbreak into something. 

When Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore performed their last show as Sonic Youth in the pouring rain at a South American music festival shortly after announcing their divorce, it was like indie rock’s mother and father we’re breaking up. The kids were shocked; the perfect marriage was over. But industry veterans couldn’t have been shocked. This is what music does to couples. The rock ‘n’ roll breakup is a genre unto itself.

The celebrate – albeit glumly – the release of Girl in a Band, Kim Gordon’s much-anticipated memoir, we profile the members of the ad-hoc organization that she and Moore joined when they went their own ways. It’s the brutal breakup club and, in music, it’s always expanding its membership.