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Blondie Albums From Worst To Best

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 »

By: Nate Patrin / May 6, 2015 - 12:41 pm

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 Carnegie Hall stage. If it had been anyone else, the act would’ve seemed careless, like an afterthought, an accident maybe. It seemed like an act: not of attrition against the… More »

By: 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 place over the course of three and a half hours and will feature appearances by 50 Cent, Arcade Fire, Backstreet Boys, Elvis Costello, Debbie Harry, Paul Simon, Fiona Apple, Jack… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 13, 2015 - 5:26 pm

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 the show’s segments. Naturally, the show had a lot of fun with the Solange/Jay Z elevator fight. And the producers roped Harry into recording a fake PSA abut the danger… More »

By: 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), they stepped the fuck up. The band recently covered Blondie’s “Heart Of Glass” live, and they did it again last night, with the important caveat that they brought Blondie leader… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 14, 2014 - 9:32 am

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 Girls, whose Dee Dee Penny undoubtedly learned a few tricks from Harry about fronting a rock band, for a cover of Blondie’s “Dreaming.” Watch the full performance below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 14, 2014 - 4:05 pm

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 CBGB is now a John Varvatos shop. They sell rocker clothes. I saw a circa-1983 Iron Maiden shirt selling there for $450. Those things are arguably less insulting than the… More »

By: Michael Nelson / August 8, 2013 - 10:57 am

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 of geographic razzmatazz, last night it hosted uptown’s most resplendent indie rock band, for whom 52nd St. was once a way-downtown destination. After Fred Armisen’s quick opening set as Thatcher-loving… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 29, 2013 - 10:12 am

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 proposition indeed. But then again, there was Sid & Nancy, and the early punk period was so squalidly fertile that it seems like a decent director should be able to wring… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 29, 2012 - 10:12 am

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 contemporaries have gotten together to cover one of the Gun Club’s songs. Nick Cave and Debbie Harry previously covered Pierce’s “Free To Walk,” and now they’ve taken on the Gun Clu… More »

By: 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 didn’t have any handles on the inside. She explains:

The hairs on the back of my neck just stood up. I pulled the door handle from the outside. More »

By: brandon / December 10, 2010 - 1:15 pm

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 a discussion with Blondie. It’s part of MySpace’s “Artist On Artist” series. They were paired because Anywhere I Lay My Head is new and Parallel Lines is 30 years old. More »

By: brandon / May 23, 2008 - 11:45 am

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, a choice which Debbie approves), there’s the Lily Allen collab, there’s the new album. But our favorite Harry turn? Distinguishing punk from new wave for grade schoolers. FYI: So far… More »

By: Stereogum / October 16, 2007 - 3:13 pm

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 is busy showcasing shards of her heart of glass via the necessary evil of morning show promo (Today with Matt Lauer and Lily Allen) and via Necessary Evil, the title… More »

By: Stereogum / July 24, 2007 - 10:07 am

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 is one Kirsten Dunst. It’s a role that’ll take more than kissing Spidey and being a party-girl French queen, so we wanna know if you can think of someone more… More »

By: Stereogum / October 24, 2006 - 4:42 pm