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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… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 3, 2015

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 FallonMore »

By: Miles Bowe / June 6, 2014

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

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 PretendersMore »

By: Tom Breihan / March 24, 2014

Emily Reo – “Birds Of Paradise” (Pretenders Cover)

Emily Reo, who creates uniquely homespun electronic pop, has put out an interesting cover of the Pretenders. Her version of "Birds Of Paradise" is hypnotic and just a little bit creepy. The synthesizers delicately hum and her vocals are as dreamy as ever, but the whole thing gets complicated by that static-y loop which drill… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 24, 2013

The 10 Best Pretenders Songs

If there had never been such a thing as Chrissie Hynde someone would certainly have needed to invent her: The Ohio born singer-songwriter and frontwoman of the Pretenders emerged from the teeming hothouse of late 1970's London like Athena cracked forcefully from the skull of Zeus. Hynde the writer and performer was fully formed and… More »

By: Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy / December 14, 2012

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… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 26, 2010

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… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 4, 2010

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… More »

By: brandon / February 13, 2009

The Pretenders Bring Letterman “Boots Of Chinese Plastic”

Chrissie and the Pretenders got a warm intro from Mr. Letterman last night, moments before the band performed the rockabilly and ramshackle "Boots Of Chinese Plastic" from their just released (today!) ninth album Breaking Up The Concrete. I tried not to type "by the way Chrissie looks fantastic in her boots of Chinese plastic" but… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 7, 2008

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,"… More »

By: Stereogum / September 26, 2007