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Blondie Denies Retirement Story

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Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry is considering retiring after one last world tour with the group, according to drummer Clem Burke. As he explains, the move would put an end to the groundbreaking band: “Obviously there’s no Blondie without Debbie Harry.”

Burke tells the Daily Mail that Harry, age 68, has been considering the move for a while. “Debbie is 11 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.’

However, a spokesperson for Harry says only that the band “are in a hiatus at the moment. They will do some tour dates next year. Nothing is confirmed yet.” Blondie became one of the biggest bands of the late ’70s by fearlessly combining genres as diverse as rock, disco new wave and even hip-hop on smash hits such as ‘Rapture,’ ‘Call Me’ and ‘Heart of Glass.’

They recently announced plans for a fall U.S. tour that kicks off Sept. 5 in Hampton Beach, N.H. A new album, the group’s 10th, is also expected sometime in 2013.

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