Debbie Harry wishes she'd written a Muse song

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 February 2017
Blondie's Debbie Harry

Debbie Harry

Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry has said she wishes she had written a Muse song because she finds their music "marvellous"

Debbie Harry wishes she had written a Muse song.

The Blondie frontwoman has praised the rock band - comprised of Matt Bellamy, Chris Wolstenholme, and Dominic Howard - for having "beautiful songs", and picked them out as the one artist whose song writing she envies.

When asked which song by another artist she wishes she had written as part of NME magazine's 'Soundtrack Of My Life' series, the 71-year-old singer said: "Something from Muse I guess. They have a marvellous sound that's so distinctive, and beautiful songs."

And the 'Supermassive Black Hole' hitmakers aren't the only musicians Debbie has heaped praise on, as she previously said David Bowie and Iggy Pop "played a big part" in the success of her band.

She said at the time of Bowie's passing in 2016: "I can't say enough things about David Bowie to show how much I love him.

"When the 'Low' album was out and Iggy Pop was about to tour, David played keyboards in Iggy's band. They asked Blondie to open for them, and, as they say, the rest is history. Without this visionary and his friend Iggy Pop where would Blondie be today?

"Silly question and one that can't be answered really, but there is no doubt in my mind that Bowie played a big part in our future successes. As for now, love you David Bowie."

Meanwhile, the 'Heart of Glass' singer recently dismissed ideas she is a pop icon, saying she "should be dead" before that title is bestowed upon her.

She said: "The first time I heard that phrase was in the nineties, and I was sort of horrified. All I could think of was, you know, a religious figure or something. And, oh God, I can't bear that. I don't know if I believe that's a good word for it.

"I think I like the idea of being a star, a superstar or a pop star. It seems more in keeping with your real, relative value. Icon is like, you need to die first, right? You should be dead and then you can become an icon. And I'm not dead yet."

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