Once a do-it-yourself punk rocker, always one. That’s according to founding Blondie guitarist Chris Stein, who issued the group’s adventurous new “Panic of Girls” recording digitally, then on its own imprint, then in a deluxe edition overseas, complete with poster, postcards, badges and a 132-page book – not to mention bonus tracks recorded for various versions around the world. “I have a lot of respect for Skrillex and his free-for-the-masses attitude. Read More
It was 1985 when Chris Stein last got his crack at a chance to play in the U.S. Open.
He was 22 then, and in the Southern California city of Temecula for the Open sectional qualifier. Stein needed to shoot 3-under-par in his last nine holes to advance.
“Didn’t quite do it,” Stein said. “But here I am back now.” Read More
It’s been eight long years since their last studio set. Time enough for a whole new generation to have come of age without hearing New York proto-punkers Blondie. Read More