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When music critics talk about the reasons “punk had to happen,” they’re usually making accusations about how bloated and corporate arena rock was getting in the mid ’70s, or about how music was losing its sense of rebellious teenage fun. But the fact is that little of that actually matters in the face of it… More »

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Tibet House US Benefit Concert @ Carnegie Hall, New York 3/5/15

Right before Patti Smith abandoned the low, throaty hum of her alto to burst into the growling second half of "Ghandi," she spit on the…
Caitlin White | March 6, 2015 - 12:51 pm

Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Jack White, Taylor Swift, Fiona Apple Among The Guests For SNL’s Huge 40th Anniversary Special

Saturday Night Live will celebrate its 40th anniversary this Sunday night, and the list of musical guest stars is absolutely insane. The special will take…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 13, 2015 - 5:26 pm
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Watch Debbie Harry’s PSA About Celebrity Elevator Violence

Last night, the New York new wave greats Blondie were musical guests on The Daily Show, and Debbie Harry also took place in one of…
Tom Breihan | May 15, 2014 - 11:05 am

Watch Arcade Fire’s Full Coachella Set Featuring Debbie Harry

Last night, Arcade Fire headlined the final night of this year's first Coachella weekend, and by most accounts (including that of our own Chris DeVille),…
Tom Breihan | April 14, 2014 - 9:32 am
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Watch Dum Dum Girls Cover Blondie With Debbie Harry At SXSW

One of the most appropriate surprise collaborations to hit SXSW this year went down Wednesday at the Spotify House. Debbie Harry herself joined Dum Dum…
Chris DeVille | March 14, 2014 - 4:05 pm
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Watch The CBGB Movie Trailer

The Bowery has changed a lot over the past decade. The luxury condo:junkie ratio is literally probably like 100:1. The space that used to be…
Michael Nelson | August 8, 2013 - 10:57 am
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Vampire Weekend, Steve Buscemi & Fred Armisen @ Roseland Ballroom, NYC 4/28/13

Roseland Ballroom is up on 52nd St. in Manhattan, about 40 blocks higher than most indie rock bands ever venture. But in an amusing case…
Amrit Singh | April 29, 2013 - 10:12 am
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CBGB Movie Cast Revealed

As anyone who saw The Runaways or the Germs movie What We Do Is Secret can tell you, punk-rock biopics can be a dicey propositio…
Tom Breihan | May 29, 2012 - 10:12 am
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Nick Cave & Debbie Harry – “The Breaking Hands”

For The Journey Is Long, a forthcoming benefit tribute compilation dedicated to the late Gun Club frontman Jeffrey Lee Pierce, two of Pierce’s better-known contemporarie…
Tom Breihan | March 20, 2012 - 3:52 pm

Debbie Harry Escaped Ted Bundy

You read that right: Debbie Harry claims she accepted a ride from Ted Bundy in the early ’70s, but freaked out after noticing the car…
brandon | December 10, 2010 - 1:15 pm
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ScarJo And Debbie Harry Awkwardly Sip Champagne On MySpace

If you thought listening to or watching Scarlett sing was a bit awkward, just wait until you watch this clip of her sitting down for…
brandon | May 23, 2008 - 11:45 am
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Debbie Harry Schools Kids On Punk

There’s a recent resurgence of all things Debbie of late. There’s that Gondry-directed biopic (for which we voted Elisa Cuthbert, but actually stars Kirsten Dunst,…
Stereogum | October 16, 2007 - 3:13 pm
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New Debbie Harry – “Two Times Blue”

While Blondie lovers wait for the forthcoming biopic in which Debbie is played by Kirsten Dunst (when really it oughta be Elisha Cuthbert), Ms. Harry…
Stereogum | July 24, 2007 - 10:07 am
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Casting Couch: Debbie Harry

Variety reports that a biopic on Debbie Harry is in the works, and that the starlet in talks to portray the Blondie singer…
Stereogum | October 24, 2006 - 4:42 pm
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