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Sonic Youth Bringing “Starpower” To Gossip Girl

Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that Sonic Youth will perform an acoustic version of “Starpower” from their 1986 album EVOL on the fith episode of the upcoming season of “Gossip Girl.”

“Sonic Youth is one of my favorite bands,” says GG showrunner Stephanie Savage, “and last year when I was doing my regular Gossip Girl google search, it came up in some blog about a Sonic Youth show that Thurston [Moore] was playing ‘Psychic Hearts’ and Gossip Girl was playing on a screen in the background. And I was like, ‘Whaaaat? Oh my God. I hope they’re not making fun of us! I hope it was a cool, edgy homage!’ And it turned out that it was — tongue in cheek for sure, but definitely with love, and that they were fans of the show.”

Savage says that the episode involves a “very special event” for which the band seemed “the ideal musical guest.”