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2014

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The Stories Behind Chris Stein's Punk Photographs

October 2, 2014

Last month, Blondie guitarist and songwriter Chris Stein released the almost self-titled Chris Stein / Negative, a handsome photobook featuring shots that begin in the mid-Seventies and end with a picture of Debbie Harry and Philip Glass taken...

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Ringo Starr Taps Friends for Drum Video

July 8, 2014

Ringo Starr hops behind the kit in a new star-studded commercial for John Varvatos' fall/winter line and the Beatles drummer's Peace and Love Fund. In the clip, Starr recalls the origins of his love affair with the drums, tapping a handful of friends,...

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No Compassion: CBGB in the Seventies

May 30, 2014

In the mid-Seventies, a tiny New York City club named CBGB — short for "country, bluegrass and blues" — became the epicenter of the country's punk and New Wave scene. Before the decade was out, countless musicians would spill their sweat and...

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Hear Blondie's Brand-New Double Album

May 5, 2014

To say Blondie's first album in three years, Blondie 4(0) Ever, is wildly eclectic is a pretty huge understatement. The LP — a two-disc set featuring an album of new tracks called Ghosts of Download and a set of rerecorded versions of the group's...

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Pussy Riot Inspire Brooklyn at Amnesty International Concert

February 6, 2014

Brooklyn's Barclays Center has hosted everything from boxing matches to pop concerts, but until last night, the venue's premises hadn't been used as a recruitment station for the Revolutionary Communist Party. The unique occasion was Amnesty International's...

Album Review

Blondie 4(0)-Ever

May 15, 2014

Why remake your own classics? For Blondie, this 40th-anniversary twofer is a way to reinsert themselves into the pop dialogue. Wisely, they don't mess with the blueprints for "Heart of Glass," "Rapture" and nine other favorites; they just sharpen the...

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Watch Arcade Fire Duet With Debbie Harry

April 14, 2014

Arcade Fire closed out Coachella 2014 with a little help from a New Wave icon, as Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry jumped onstage to sing her band's 1978 smash "Heart of Glass," tackling the vocals in messy unison with Régine Chassagne.  Blondie:...

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Why Blondie Are Protesting the Sochi Olympics

February 10, 2014

Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry has offered more details behind her band's recent Twitter protest of the Sochi Olympics. Last Friday, the band tweeted a contract proposal for a performance at Russia's Red Rocks Festival, with the words "PASS" and "HUMAN...

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Blondie, Yoko to Appear at Amnesty Concert

January 30, 2014

Blondie and Bob Geldof have joined the packed lineup of performers at Amnesty International's Bringing Human Rights Home concert at Brooklyn's Barclays Center next month. Additionally, the human rights organization announced today that Susan Sarandon...

2013

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Miley Pleasures Herself in 'Adore You'

December 26, 2013

Miley Cyrus' racy new clip for "Adore You" leaked online yesterday, one day early of its scheduled release. The pop star shrugged it off. "We all know Smilers would break another record if it wasn't for the fuck face who leaked my video," the pop star...

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Replacements Return to Chicago for Riot Fest

September 16, 2013

The last time the Replacements played Chicago, they followed up with a 22-year hiatus. Yesterday, Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson were back to close out the Chicago incarnation of Riot Fest – their first U.S. gig since that show on July 4th, 1991. With...

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Watch: 'CBGB' Film's First Trailer

August 7, 2013

"50,000 bands and 1 disgusting bathroom." The trailer for CBGB, the movie exploring the history of New York City's most storied venue of the same name, arrived today via The Hollywood Reporter. The two-minute clip gives viewers a look at all the film's...

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Flashback: Blondie Play CBGB in 1975

July 16, 2013

Blondie's debut album didn't arrive in record stores until December of 1976, but by that point the band (originally called Angel and the Snake) had been gigging around New York City for over two years. One of the few female-fronted bands on the CBGB scene,...

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See Foo Fighter Taylor Hawkins as Iggy Pop in 'CBGB' Movie

April 4, 2013

Last year a slew of actors flew down to Georgia with director Randall Miller to film CBGB, the upcoming movie about the New York City club that launched the careers of seminal punk acts including Patti Smith, the Ramones, Television and the Talking...

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Ring in New Year's With Macklemore and Miley

December 18, 2013

Miley Cyrus and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis will join Ryan Seacrest in Times Square on December 31st for Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve. Blondie and Icona Pop have also been added to the lineup, Billboard reports. They join a previously announced West...

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Blondie Guitarist Reveals Rare Seventies Photos

August 12, 2013

On August 9th, Blondie guitarist Chris Stein returned to the decade that launched his band, opening an exhibition of his photography at the Morrison Hotel Gallery, Sunset Marquis Hotel, in West Hollywood. Debbie Harry, Joan Jett and other survivors of...

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'CBGB' Soundtrack Will Include Blondie, Talking Heads

August 2, 2013

The CBGB biopic arriving this fall will come with a soundtrack featuring some of the bands that helped pioneer the punk movement in New York City in the Seventies, including Blondie, Talking Heads and the Velvet Underground. Photos: Behind the Scenes...

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Best Summer Songs of All Time

July 1, 2013

The summer song is one of rock's truest pleasures, be it a dance jam that dominates every backyard cookout or a sweet ode to cars, girls and partying at the beach. Here are our picks for the most sizzling summer jams ever – from unshakeable oldies...

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