Scored first UK No. 1 in more than a decade with "Maria"
Stein and Harry reunite Blondie for live shows
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
"The Tide is High" and "Rapture" both reach No. 1
"Call Me" earns Grammy nomination and another U.S No .1
"Heart of Glass" becomes their first U.S. No 1 single
"Denis" rises to No. 2 on the UK charts
"In the Flesh" reaches No.1 in Australia
Known for such albums as "Parallel Lines" and "The Complete Picture"
Popular songs include "Heart Of Glass" and "Call Me".
Frank Infante and Nigel Harrison's relationship with the band was fraught with turmoil; Infante sued the group in 1980 for alleged lack of involvement in the recording of Autoamerican, and both sued the band to prevent them from touring and recording under the name Blondie in 1997. The first suit was settled out of court, while the second was found in favor of the band. In 2006, Infante and Harrison drew headlines for squabbling with Harry onstage during their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The pair wanted to perform with Blondie during the ceremony, but were rejected by Harry.
Blondie was the only American band to have No. 1 UK singles (and only one of two American bands to do so) in three different decades - "Heart of Glass" in the 1970s, "Call Me," "The Tide Is High" and "Rapture in the '80s and "Maria" in the '90s.
Recorded a cover of "Ordinary Bummer" for We Will Fall: The Iggy Pop Tribute (1997) under the name Adolph's Dog.
"For Your Eyes Only," a single featured on the 1982 album The Hunter, was commissioned as an intended title song for the James Bond film of the same name. The song was rejected and replaced by a single from Sheena Easton.
The band's first taste of commercial success came in Australia, and has been largely credited to a mistake: the music video series "Countdown" played the video for "In the Flesh," the B-side for their current single "X -Offender," which was the video actually slated to be aired. Audiences responded positively to "Flesh," which helped to establish their fan base. Stein, Destri and Burke have all agreed that if "X-Offender" had been played, the response would have been different.