In Style - September 2003
Photography: Frank W Ockenfels 3
Interview: James Patrick Herman
What would happen if today's young music stars met
their greatest inspirations? We brought six of them
together with their role models - some of the world's
greatest singer-songwriters - to find out.
SHIRLEY MANSON AND DEBORAH HARRY SHARE A LIMO IN
NEW YORK CITY
The Fan: Shirley Manson
is the frontwoman for rock band Garbage, who are
currently working on their fifth album, due for
release early next year.
The idol: Deborah Harry
is the lead singer of groundbreaking group Blondie,
whose new album, The Curse Of Blondie, is due out
later this year.
Shirley on Deborah:
"I remember seeing the video for 'Rapture' and
thinking, who the hell is she? I hated her
immediately, because she was so beautiful. Nobody has
been as stylish and as beautiful as Debbie Harry. If we
had to name one person as the pop cultural icon - so
that 1,000 years from now people could see why the
world was obsessed with pop stars - she would be it. I
was on tour last year with No Doubt, and Gwen Stefani
and I went on stage and sang 'Call Me' as a tribute.
But neither of us could hit the high notes. I don't
think Debbie was really recognised as a great singer
because of how beautiful she is."
Deborah on Shirley:
"She's Scottish, so she has great rock'n'roll
spirit - rebellious, stubborn, strong. I first met her
when she was a little girl singing back-up for a band
called Goodbye Mr Mackenzie. They opened for Blondie
in Glasgow at this ballroom. Everybody was pogoing.
And she just stood there. She was terrific. She had it