Two former members of Blondie are suing the rest of the group and attempting to block the band's reunion claiming that they have an ongoing financial partnership and cannot be excluded from Blondie's current plans. Former rhythm guitarist Frank Infante and ex-bassist Nigel Harrison are claiming $1 million in damages for alleged financial misconduct covering the past six years plus they're also trying to block the reuniting members from carrying out their planned schedule.
Singer Debbie Harry, guitarist Chris Stein, drummer Clement Burke and keyboardist James Destri had been planning on releasing a new studio album, "No Exit," on their own Beyond Records label this summer and possibly tour in the fall. Also in the works had been a handful of appearances at the Lilith Fair.According to the "New York Post," the band broke up in 1982 but all members remained financial partners.
Blondie made a surprise appearance at good buddy Joey Ramone's bash at the Intel New York
Music Festival earlier this month, but that gig saw was sans Burke and Destri and thus billed as "Debbie Harry and Friends."