Then, suddenly, the pair separated. Thurston Moore, it emerged, had conducted an affair with London-based art book editor Eva Prinz.
Kim Gordon had kept silent about this, but reveals her thoughts in upcoming memoir 'Girl In A Band'. Out on February 24th, the Guardian has managed to get hold of some vital excerpts.
Of Moore's affair, Kim Gordon had this to say: “No one could understand how Thurston, who always had a good nose for the user, the groupie, the nutcase or the hanger-on, had let himself get pulled under by her. I did feel some compassion for Thurston ... but that’s a lot different to forgiveness.”
Elsewhere, Kim Gordon revealed her opinion of Courtney Love: “No one ever questions the disorder behind her tarantula LA glamour – sociopathy, narcissism – because it’s good rock and roll, good entertainment! I have a low tolerance for manipulative, egomaniacal behaviour, and usually have to remind myself that the person might be mentally ill.”
And doesn't hold a very high opinion of Billy Corgan: “Courtney asked us for advice about her ‘secret affair’ with Billy Corgan. I thought, Ewwww, at even the mention of Billy Corgan, whom nobody liked because he was such a crybaby, and Smashing Pumpkins took themselves way too seriously and were in no way punk rock.”
'Girl In A Band' is due to be released on February 24th.