Fact: Blondie has been added to the British Summer Time Festival line-up. The band, fronted by Debbie Harry, will be supporting Phil Collins’ headline gig on Friday 30 June (17) at London’s Hyde Park. The Killers, Green Day, Justin Bieber, Kings of Leon and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are also headlining shows at the annual summer festival, which runs until 9 July.
Quote: "Who doesn't love Bowie? A visionary artist, musician, actor, a complete renaissance man who has given us a long list of songs like Heroes, Rebel Rebel, Young Americans, Diamond Dogs, The Jean Genie, and some memorable film performances like The Man Who Fell to Earth, Basquiat, Labyrinth, The Hunger. I can't say enough things about David Bowie to show how much I love him." Blondie star Debbie Harry pays tribute to late rock icon David Bowie following his death on Sunday (10Jan16).
Fact: Blondie star Debbie Harry poked fun at Jay Z and Solange Knowles' headline-grabbing elevator fight in a Tv skit on Wednesday night (14May14). The punk icon tried to keep a straight face as she fronted a public service announcement for America's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, warning against the dangers of elevator fighting.
Quote: "A man mailed me his hair. That was in the Eighties. It was this black, braided ponytail. I still have it somewhere." Debbie Harry still owns her most bizarre fan gift.
Fact: Blondie star Debbie Harry made a surprise appearance with female rock group the Dum Dum Girls at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas on Wednesday (12Mar14). They performed Blondie's hit Dreaming.
Fact: Comedienne Kathy Griffin joined Blondie rocker Debbie Harry in an impromptu singalong for her hit song Hanging on the Telephone during Griffin's stint as co-host for CNN's New Year's Eve special with newsman with Anderson Cooper.
Fact: Debbie Harry covered herself in ivy for an outdoor gig in Britain this week (beg08Jul13). The Blondie star wore foliage around her head, and vines twisted around her body for the show at the Kew The Music event in London's Kew Gardens on Tuesday (09Jul13).
Fact: John Cusack, Gene Simmons and Debbie Harry will be among the stars insulting Jack Black at the funnyman's upcoming Friars Club Roast in New York City. The event will take place on Friday night (05Apr13).
Quote: "Cher. She must have a good sense of humour. I like to kid around with people who aren't too sensitive and are willing to sort of knock it around. I think we'd probably gossip; that would be most fun." Singer Debbie Harry on the one person she'd most like to dine with.
Quote: "I'm blessed with good health, I enjoy (performing), and I like making money. When it becomes evident that I shouldn't be onstage, then I won't. But I don't feel like I have to stop." Blondie icon Debbie Harry, 66, will continue to rock on into old age.
Quote: "I've thought of adoption, which I think I'd be really good at. Now that this terrible (earthquake) has happened in Japan, there will be a lot of children needing homes." Childless rocker Debbie Harry admits she has considered adoption - and feels compelled to help children orphaned by March's (11) earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Quote: "I'm worried about drilling for oil. I think it is harming the earth, 'cos it drains the layer of oil under the surface, and that could be causing earthquakes. It's like we're giving the earth arthritis. I don't know if that sounds crazy." Blondie star Debbie Harry shares her views on the world's environmental issues.
Quote: "In those talent shows, they get a break and are given exposure, which is wonderful, but the artistry is too controlled. I don't think I would have liked to be so controlled. Everything controlled and ordered isn't necessarily good for producing interesting music." Debbie Harry is pleased she didn't find fame on a TV show.
Quote: "She is truly talented and slightly mad. I find her encouraging. It's such a conservative period in the U.S. We have even had attempts at censorship which I find appalling and terrible. Artists like Gaga are necessary during periods like this." Blondie star Debbie Harry is a fan of controversial star Lady GaGa.
Quote: "Was I aware Madonna was copying certain elements of my style? Yes. Did I mind? Some parts, yes, some parts, no. It was love/hate. I loved her wildness and sexuality. Borderline was the material that I found most interesting. She is a force to be reckoned with in the industry - and I commend that." Blondie singer Debbie Harry on her former rivalry with Madonna.
Fact: The Who, Debbie Harry, Richard Ashcroft and Jeff Beck joined forces on Thursday (13Jan11) to rock out at the Killing Cancer charity gig in London. Proceeds from ticket sales will help fund the installation of groundbreaking light therapy laser treatment in British hospitals.
Quote: "I have no qualms about surgery. I can see how things are heading with ageing. You need to be content with how you look. A very good surgeon helps. But they can only do so much and then you start to look like this (stretched)." Blondie star Debbie Harry, 63, hasn't ruled out plastic surgery as the wrinkles take over.
Fact: Debbie Harry will headline the 3rd annual 'Gimme Shelter: Rock + Rescue' benefit concert on 6 October (08) in New York to raise funds for animal shelters.
Quote: "Write a tell-all? Yucchh! Well, there was one night when Johnny Ramone pissed into a glass of beer and handed it to Johnny Rotten who drank it." Blondie star Debbie Harry happily reveals the backstage hijinks of legendary punk rockers.