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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 »

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Watch Chrissie Hynde Talk About Punk’s Inception On Conan

The Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde has been making headlines lately for some particularly tone-deaf comments that blame rape victims for their assaults. The comments initially…
Caitlin White | September 22, 2015 - 11:18 am

Chrissie Hynde Responds To Critics Of Her Rape Comments

Last weekend, the Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde caused a big stir by saying some pretty indefensible rape victim-blaming stuff ("If you don't want to entice…
Peter Helman | September 3, 2015 - 7:45 pm

The Runaways’ Jackie Fox Criticizes Chrissie Hynde’s Comments About Rape

Over the weekend, an interview with Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde was published in The Sunday Times about her upcoming memoir Reckless: My Life As A
James Rettig | September 1, 2015 - 5:09 pm

Chrissie Hynde Criticized For Rape Victim Blaming

Well, here's a sad and fucked up story. As The Guardian reports, the Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde has just opened up about being sexually assaulted…
Peter Helman | August 30, 2015 - 11:51 am

Watch Brandon Flowers Cover The Pretenders With Chrissie Hynde In London

Killers frontman Brandon Flowers rode '80s new wave sounds to stardom, and he's always been quick to pay tribute to those who came before him.
Tom Breihan | May 22, 2015 - 9:31 am

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
Caitlin White | March 3, 2015 - 4:22 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
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…
Tom Breihan | May 7, 2014 - 10:39 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 --…
Tom Breihan | March 24, 2014 - 2:10 pm

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…
Miles Bowe | October 24, 2013 - 2:41 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 ha…
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 i…
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…
brandon | February 13, 2009 - 9:57 am

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…
Amrit Singh | October 7, 2008 - 1:35 pm

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…
Stereogum | September 26, 2007 - 1:17 pm