ON PANIC OF GIRLS, BLONDIE’S FIRST STUDIO ALBUM SINCE 2003
It was long overdue. [The single] “Mother” was inspired by a New York club named Mother that used to be a great hangout where I’d dress up in costume.
ON HER ICONIC STYLE
When I look at old pictures, I think, “Wow! I was sort of cute, wasn’t I?” I feel proud. I’ve saved my old Stephen Sprouse clothes and sometimes wear them. I love them. The black thigh-high boots and the little beret? That was a statement.
ON BEING A PIONEER FOR WOMEN IN MUSIC
It was a smaller world for women, and I never liked the idea of having to be a secretary or housewife. So that was always part of my incentive.
ON STILL ROCKING AT 66
I’m blessed with good health, I enjoy [performing], and I like making money. When it becomes evident that I shouldn’t be onstage, then I won’t. But I don’t feel like I have to stop.