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the pretenders interview

Chrissie Hynde, the pretenders

Since 1978, the Pretenders’ outspoken singer/songwriter/rhythm guitarist Chrissie Hynde and her band have brought sophisticated compositional smarts and instrumental chops to punk rock. They took the music to radio and MTV in the early ’80s, subversively selling it to people who thought they were just listening to exciting rock ’n’ roll. Hynde spoke exclusively to […]

The post Chrissie Hynde never really wanted to be punk-rock royalty appeared first on Alternative Press.

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Chrissie Hynde, the pretenders

Akron, Ohio born and bred Christine Ellen Hynde has led the Pretenders from the top of the charts since the band’s debut single, a 1979 rethink of Ray Davies’ “Stop Your Sobbing” that killed the Kinks’ 1964 Mersey Beat-ish original on contact. Sort of a spiritual big sister to Joan Jett, she led that gang […]

The post Chrissie Hynde sees protest anthems and love songs as one and the same appeared first on Alternative Press.

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