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    Blondie, Shirley Manson perform together in LA

    Blondie and Shirley Manson of Garbage were among the artists performing for an invited audience at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. At this fifth annual "WomenRock!" concert, Debbie and Shirley did a duet, covering Wayne Wonder's "Bounce Along", and Blondie performed three more songs (with Shirley again joining in for the closing number). The event, taped last night and scheduled to air on October 28 on Lifetime, celebrates the women's cable network's 20th anniversary and the 10th anniversary of its public awareness campaign "Our Lifetime Commitment: Stop Breast Cancer for Life." has an online article about the event.

    Vote For Blondie In Q

    Q magazine, the top selling UK magazine, is hosting a competition to find the 100 greatest icons in music of all time.

    The QIcons will be recorded as a unique Q special edition magazine, where your comments will be noted and a host of modern day heroes will be telling how these icons changed their lives. The special edition magazine will be in shops 18th November 2004. The magazine will be illustrated with classic photographic images of these legendary icons and that will form the basis for a huge exhibition which will be launched at the Proud Galleries in London on 3rd December 2004.

    To vote for Blondie, you can:

    1. Email and say you are nominating Blondie.

    2. Simply text "QMAG BLONDIE" to 80202 (in the UK).

    3. In the UK, visit O2 Active on your mobile and check out the QIcons site under "Music".

    4. Visit

    Update from Chris

    In Chris's September 19 post, he reveals that Blondie will do a television performance with Shirley Manson of Garbage as well as a benefit for two cancer charities at Spirit in New York City on October 8 (on sale now at Ticketmaster).

    The television program, Lifetime's "Women Rock", will air on October 28 and benefits breast cancer. Debbie will be doing a duet with Shirley Manson (who is very excited and commented on it in her September 6 online studio diary entry), plus Blondie will perform three other songs!

    Press releases for these two events will be available soon.

    Johnny Ramone 1948 - 2004

    Johnny Ramone, co-founder and lead guitarist of seminal 70's punk rock band The Ramones, died in his sleep this afternoon in his home in Los Angeles. Our sympathies go out to his family and friends.
    Ramones Official Site
    Ramones Official Unofficial Site

    Blondie to be profiled on KTST-FM

    Independent radio producer and host Brian Lush will profile Blondie on KTST-FM's "Five O'Clock Rock: Rock N Roll Profile" program, which will air Saturday, September 11 at 5:00pm Pacific time. For more information, read their press release, or to listen online, visit

    Updates from Chris

    Updates from Chris from Tacoma (September 3) and San Francisco (today) are available from his band member page.

    Live By Request CD and DVD out September 14

    Sanctuary Records will release the Blondie "Live By Request" DVD and CD on September 14 in North America. The DVD will be released worldwide by Warner International on September 13. For more details including the track listing, read the press release. To order from, use this direct link or visit the Music Store.

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