Parallel Lives is the definitive biography of Blondie, the iconic New York band led by singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein. It is based on original and revealing interviews with Harry and Stein and the third founding member, drummer Clem Burke, and an ongoing friendship between co-author Kris Needs and the band which was established during their first UK tour in 1977.
Blondie have influenced everyone from Madonna to Lady Gaga to a wave of female-led rock bands - but behind the scenes they were plagued by personal issues and financial problems. That they have survived into the 21st century is a testament to their extraordinary spirit. This is their story.
This updated edition of Parallel Lives brings the Blondie story up to date with the release of their 2014 album, Blondie 4 (0) Ever, ongoing success as a touring act and reaction to the death of their great friend and supporter David Bowie.