Charles R. Cross of Rolling Stone magazine chatted with Sleater-Kinney for their Women in Rock issue. When asked if there were female musicians who were particularly influential on her, Carrie Brownstein responded, “Absolutely Kim Gordon. I saw Sonic Youth live when I was a teenager, and it inspired me so much. She is such an equal in that band, and her gender is not the only thing. She is not some mini-skirted lead singer.” Rollingstone.com has since removed the article.