Sonic Youth disbands after Moore and Gordon split.
Major label debut with Goo.
Widespread acclaim for double LP Daydream Nation.
Appeared as "Fred Cracklin" on an episode of "Space Ghost Coast to Coast" in which he paid tribute to avant-garde guitarist Sonny Sharrock, who also composed the show's theme song.
Directed the music video for Pavement's "Here" in 1991.
Served as narrator for the National Geographic Channel documentary series "Hard Time" (2009).
Music consultant for the 2005 documentary "Last Days Here," about the metal group Pentagram.
He and Ranaldo would often bring up to 50 guitars to Sonic Youth performances in order to accommodate the specific tunings needed for songs.
Teamed with Mike Mills of R.E.M., Dave Grohl, Don Fleming and Greg Dulli to form the Backbeat Band, which performed the soundtrack to the movie "Backbeat."
Wrote original music for the films "Heavy" (1995) and "Bully" (2001), among others.
Edited the 2005 book Mix Tape: The Art of Cassette Culture (2005).
Placed 33rd on Rolling Stone's list of the Greatest Guitarists of All Time.