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Who? What? Why? Where? When? Clem Burke

Who? What? Why? Where? When? Clem Burke
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Taking time off from Blondie, Clem Burke has just released a self-titled album with his band The Empty Hearts, while he kicks off a short UK tour with a show at the Garage in London on 25 November. We put five questions to the drummer…

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WHO would play you in the film of you life?

The young Al Pacino during his Dog Day Afternoon/ Godfather prime.

WHAT are you currently working on?

Rehearsals with my side project, The Empty Hearts, pre-production on a new Blondie record to be released next year, collaborating on songwriting with writers outside the band.

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WHY do you do that thing you do?

I do what I do because I enjoy the creative process of making music, the chemistry involved with a band inside a recording studio can be a very liberating experience and there is no way to match the excitement of playing in front of a live audience. I love rock’n’roll!

WHERE do you see yourself in ten years?

That is an answer that remains to be seen, I always say with Blondie that we’ll give it another 18 months but that 18 months has turned into 40 years and we’re still going… so I’ll give it another 18 months!

WHEN will there be a harvest for the world?

As soon as we can get on the most eco friendly path possible.

For more head to Theemptyhearts.com.


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