AXS TV’s entertaining and informative original series “The Big Interview with Dan Rather” returns this week on Wednesday, April 22 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Rock legend Debbie Harry will sit down with award-winning journalist and AXS TV host Dan Rather to discuss her iconic career as frontwoman for Blondie.
In a sneak peek clip of the episode (below), Harry talks about how Blondie experimented with different kinds of music that helped them cross beyond the genre lines that defined the band as “punk” for many. She said, “I don’t know if we were intentionally trying to break rules. But we were trying to expand our own experience. I don’t think that we actually were a traditional punk band. In that sense, we were trying to be experimental in our way and we were always sort of developing and sort of reaching out and embracing different styles of music that we admired and we liked and we felt were sort of a part of our reference.”
She continued by noting that the various artistic influences they encountered in New York helped Blondie evolve.
Fans and critics credit Blondie as being new wave and punk pioneers. Harry co-founded the New York native group with guitarist Chris Stein. The group has been making music for nearly three decades. Harry touches on a wide range of personal and professional topics in her candid interview with Rather.
She reveals how the band was named Blondie, her search for her birth parents, her friendship with Andy Warhol near the end of his life, maintaining a friendship with Chris Stein post-their romance, her new memoir and more.
Be sure to tune in to AXS TV on Wednesday, April 22 at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT to watch Debbie Harry and Dan Rather’s entire conversation unfold on “The Big Interview.”