Nina Rachel Shapiro Gordon is an American rock singer. Co-founder of the band Veruca Salt, Gordon pioneered and revived Bangles inspired pop-rock for the mid-'90s grunge generation. She quickly became known for her instantly infectious power-pop hooks and melodies, writing Veruca Salt hits "Seether" and "Volcano Girls". Since leaving Veruca Salt in 1998, she has released the successful solo album Tonight and the Rest of My Life, written songs for Fefe Dobson, Courtney Jaye and has now released her second solo album, Bleeding Heart Graffiti, on August 8, 2006.
Gordon gave birth to her first child (a girl) on November 21, 2006. She called her "Ivy Nightingale Russo". The father of the baby is musician Jeff Russo (of Tonic).