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Chrissie Hynde’s “Incredibly Frank” Memoir Coming This Year

Chryssie Hynde, the rock legend best known as the lead singer of the Pretenders, is slated to release a memoir this fall. Penguin Random House announced today that Hynde's "incredibly frank" memoir will cover everything from her childhood in Akron, Ohio to the Pretenders and their success during the '70s punk scene, along with the… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 3, 2015 - 4:22 pm

Stream The Art Of McCartney Tribute Album Featuring New Covers By Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Brian Wilson, The Cure, & More

When the Paul McCartney tribute album The Art Of McCartney was announced two months ago, we marveled at the staggering array of rock stars who were lined up to participate, including forebears B.B. King and Allen Toussaint, '60s peers Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, and Roger Daltrey, and later stars from Billy Joel to Chrissie Hynde… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 12, 2014 - 9:55 am

Watch Pharrell, Lorde, Elton John, Dave Grohl, One Direction, & Many More Cover The Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows” For BBC Music

The BBC describes its new initiative BBC Music as "an ambitious wave of new programmes, innovative partnerships and ground-breaking music initiatives that amount to the BBC's strongest commitment to music in 30 years." To mark the launch, the media conglomerate commissioned this music video featuring an all-star lineup singing the Beach Boys' classic "God Only… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 7, 2014 - 4:52 pm

Watch Chrissie Hynde On Colbert, Fallon

Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde is putting out her new solo album, Stockholm, and she stopped by The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon and The Colbert Report to talk and perform some of those songs. Below you can watch her play the previously released singles "You Or No One" and "Dark Sunglasses" for Fallon and watch… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 6, 2014 - 2:17 pm

Chrissie Hynde – “You Or No One”

The Pretenders leader Chrissie Hynde has a recording career that has lasted longer than many of us have been alive, but she has never released a solo album until now. Hynde's solo debut is called Stockholm, and it's really a full-length collaboration with her Swedish producer and co-writer, Bjorn Yttling of Peter, Bjorn And John. More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 7, 2014 - 10:39 am

Chrissie Hynde – “Dark Sunglasses” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Last month Pretenders legend Chrissie Hynde released "Dark Sunglasses," the first single from her Björn-Yttling-produced solo album Stockholm. Today, we present the video. In contrast to the song's narrative about wearing dark sunglasses as a way to hold on to high-class life after getting knocked back down to earth a la Cate Blanchett in BlueMore »

By: Chris DeVille / April 7, 2014 - 9:01 am

Chrissie Hynde – “Dark Sunglasses”

The deathlessly cool Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde has somehow never released a solo album, but she'll change that this summer when she releases Stockholm -- her debut album, I guess, even though that self-titled Pretenders album turns 35 this year. (For a quick history lesson, check out our list of the 10 best Pretenders songs)… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 24, 2014 - 2:10 pm

Lollapalooza 2010 Saturday: Green Day Is For The Children

Even if you're not a fan (I'm not) you gotta give Green Day credit, first for introducing Lookout! to mall-punks back in the day, later for showcasing political awareness on an MTV-sized scale. Now middle-aged dads, with armfuls of Grammys and a Broadway pedigree, they commanded the biggest crowd at Lolla so far this weekend. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 8, 2010 - 12:02 pm

Shane MacGowan, Johnny Depp, Nick Cave, Chrissie Hynde & Friends – “I Put A Spell On You” (For Haiti)

Here's the promised "alternative" to the various Haiti relief charity singles released since that country was torn asunder. Even though the front page news has shifted on to how the womens' skiing team are actually jealous about the amount of media exposure each other are getting, or whatever, Haiti remains pretty asunder. The opening shot… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 26, 2010 - 9:50 am

Shane MacGowan, Nick Cave, Johnny Depp & Friends Record Haiti Single

Like I said the other day, in times like these we judge not the artists who are joining to make whatever difference they can in reconstructing Haiti via their art, we just celebrate that it's happening. But Susan Boyle, Miley Cyrus, & James Blunt this is not: The Pogues' Shane MacGowan and his good bud… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 4, 2010 - 9:29 am

New Morrissey (Feat. Chrissie Hynde) – “Shame Is The Name”

Diehard fans will claim he never went away, but to those of us who didn't weep or throw flowers when we saw him live, it seems like Mr. Morrissey is in the midst of a renaissance. "Shame Is The Name" is the B-side for "I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris," the more than respectable YearsMore »

By: brandon / February 13, 2009 - 9:57 am

Lily Allen Covers The Pretenders

No, not "The Pretender" -- the Pretenders, that band fronted by Chrissie Hynde and her Fiery Furnace bangs: Our favorite chicken-soup spoonin' MySpacer takes a leisurely, sunny stab at "Don't Get Me Wrong," taken from Radio 1 Established 1967, a compilation celebrating the 40th anniversary of Radio 1. (Speaking of "The Pretender," the Foo Fighter… More »

By: Stereogum / September 26, 2007 - 1:17 pm