Monday, 14 April 2014

WATCH: Blondie's Deborah Harry and Arcade Fire Perform 'Heart of Glass'

Debbie Harry at Coachella Festival, 2014
Blondie's Deborah Harry joined indie-rock band Aracde Fire onstage for a performance of 'Heart of Glass' last night.

'Blondie Headlines' recently reported that chart-toppers Arcade Fire covered Blondie's 1979 multi-million-selling monster hit 'Heart of Glass' on their current tour. Blondie front-woman Deborah Harry is clearly a fan of the modern band's rendition of the track, as the platinum blonde teamed up with Arcade Fire's female vocalist RĂ©gine Chassagne for a sisterly performance of it at last night's finale of The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Annual Festival

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Get Excited! Blondie 4 (0) Ever Roll Out Begins With French Pre-Orders!

CD1 of Blondie's new double album
Blondie's new double album 'Blondie 4 (0) Ever' is available to pre-order on Amazon.fr.

The new double album, which contains their tenth studio album 'Ghosts of Download' and an album of re-recorded hits entitled 'Greatest Hits Redux Deluxe', was posted onto the French version of Amazon today.

According to the website, 'Blondie 4 (0) Ever' will be released on 19 May and will be available in standard and deluxe editions. The latter will include a DVD of the band live at CBGB in 1977 plus a 28-page booklet, 5 photo prints taken by Chris Stein and a vintage concert poster from 1979.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Chris Stein's Rules For Rock & Roll

Blondie's Chris Stein in 2014
As a guitarist and songwriter of one of the world's most enduring and successful bands ever, Blondie mainstay Chris Stein provided the rules of rock & roll to Clash Music's Simon Harper for the publication's latest issue:

Make Your Sound Stand Out

“The downtown New York scene in the ’70s was competitive, but it was also very familial too; everybody was really close and in various cliques. We were always very eclectic… It took us longer to figure out a sound – the Ramones and Talking Heads had a very narrower focus about what they were doing, style-wise. Our stuff was all over the place – for years we were feeling around and experimenting. Maybe that helps, I don’t know.”

WATCH: Chart-Toppers Arcade Fire Cover Blondie's Signature Tune 'Heart Of Glass'

Blondie; Arcade Fire
Canadian Indie Rock band Arcade Fire turned disco last night, performing a rendition of Blondie's 1979 Transatlantic chart-topper 'Heart of Glass'.

Arcade Fire - who are at the height of their popularity at the moment, with both of their last studio albums having reached #1 on both sides of the Atlantic - have been treating their fans to a range of covers on their current 'Reflektor Tour', such as Stevie Wonder's Motown classic 'Uptight (Everthing's Alright)', Prince's early hit 'Controversy', Boys II Men's million-seller 'Motownphilly',  INXS's US#2 'Devil Inside' and fellow Canadian band Constantine's 'Young Lions'.