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Debbie Harry might retire Blondie, says drummer

By | Published on Monday 29 July 2013


Blondie drummer Clem Burke has told the Daily Mail that Debbie Harry is thinking about retiring from the band after four decades.

The Mail quote 57 year old Burke as follows: “Debbie is eleven years older than the rest of us, so it’s on her mind. We’ve tried to keep it going for as long as possible, but it’s not just up to me. Nothing is finalised yet, but obviously there’s no Blondie without Debbie Harry”.

A spokesman for Harry said that while the band are currently on a break, scheduled tour dates for later this year are on, and nothing has been confirmed one way or another beyond that.

The band have a new album in the bag that is expected to be released around the planned September and October US tour dates. Whether it is, indeed, the final album, remains to be seen.