Thurston Moore, Jemina Pearl do Ramones for Gossip Girl

During a video interview with Rolling Stone, Sonic Youth guitarist/vocalist Thurston Moore announced that he is collaborating with Be Your Own Pet's Jemina Moore for a cover of the Ramones tune "Sheena is a Punk Rocker." And who, pray tell, has commissioned the song for usage on their soap opera? That's a secret I'll never tell. You know you love me. XOXO, Gossip Girl.

Although exciting, the song addition isn't a surprise for any GG fan. The show is known for it's use of hip songs, no doubt due to it's music geek creators and music supervisor. This same team was also responsible for the music-centric The O.C., credited for bringing indie gods Death Cab For Cutie to the mainstream and for featuring cool covers by the likes of Lady Sovereign, Band of Horses and Pinback, amongst others.

And anyone who thinks sampling Thurston Moore for a teen show is weird should look no further than his and Kim's cameo on Gilmore Girls for proof that no one is too cool for a little high-school drama. No details yet on which episode the song will appear in or whether or not it will be available for download after.

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