Posts tagged "The Pretenders"

Chrissie Hynde Gets Defensive on NPR: ‘Don’t Buy the F**king Book If I’ve Offended Someone’

The promotional tour for Chrissie Hynde's new memoir, Reckless: My Life as a Pretender, has been bumpy for a while, beginning with the singer's controversial sexual assault comment in…
Rachel Brodsky / October 6, 2015

Chrissie Hynde Talks New Memoir, MTV’s Early Days, and More on ‘Conan’

Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders, who is currently promoting her new memoir, Reckless: My Life as a Pretender, stopped by Conan last night to chat with…
Rachel Brodsky / September 22, 2015

Chrissie Hynde to Makers of ‘Pornographic’ Pop Videos: ‘Don’t Say You’re a Feminist’

In the midst of promoting her upcoming memoir Reckless, Chrissie Hynde has made a string of controversial comments regarding her sexual assault described in the…
Colin Joyce / September 15, 2015

Chrissie Hynde Clarifies Her Controversial Comments About Rape

Chrissie Hynde has expounded upon her controversial comments about rape ("If you play with fire, you're going to get burned") in a new interview with The Washington…
Harley Brown / September 4, 2015

Empathy for Chrissie Hynde: How Rape Culture Poisons Even Our Heroines

"You know, if you don’t want to entice a rapist, don’t wear high heels so you can’t run from him. If you’re wearing something that…
Laura Bogart / September 1, 2015

Watch Brandon Flowers Perform the Pretenders’ ‘Don’t Get Me Wrong’ With Chrissie Hynde

Killers leader Brandon Flowers performed with legendary frontwoman Chrissie Hynde last night in London, where they did the Pretenders' 1986 single "Don't Get Me Wrong"
Rachel Brodsky / May 22, 2015

In Their Right Place: Ranking 10 Radiohead ‘Creep’ Covers (Plus One Bonus Clip!)

Twenty years ago today (February 22), Radiohead released Pablo Honey, their mostly unremarkable debut album that nonetheless features the song that put the band on the…
Chris Martins / February 22, 2013

Kirsten Dunst Reveals Her Favorite Music

The star of this month's All Good Things on the soundtrack to her life.
Phoebe Reilly / November 28, 2010

JP, Chrissie and the Fairground Boys, ‘Fidelity’ (La Mina/Rocket Science)

Kudos to main Pretender Chrissie Hynde for changing the script: Her collaboration with young Welsh singer JP Jones feels fresher than anything she's done in…
Jon Young / August 17, 2010

Words of Wisdom: Chrissie Hynde and JP Jones

On an oppressively humid evening in May, Pretenders frontwoman/vegan restaurant proprietor Chrissie Hynde takes the stage at a cozy SoHo bookstore with 31-year-old singer-songwriter JP…
Phoebe Reilly / July 14, 2010

The Pretenders Outdo Cat Power in Central Park

Even at 57, Chrissie Hynde has still got it. After three decades, one of the Pretenders' two remaining original members (drummer Martin Chambers is the…
Diana Pastrana / August 11, 2009

Pretenders, Cat Power, and Juliette Lewis Tour Together

Blondie and Pat Benatar will have a little competition on the touring circuit this summer. The Pretenders have tapped Cat Power and Juliette Lewis for…
Larry Fitzmaurice / June 4, 2009

New Tours: Tokyo Police Club, the Pretenders

Fresh off of a jaunt opening for power-pop titans Weezer, Canadian post-punk quartet Tokyo Police Club are gearing up a North American tour kicking off…
Larry Fitzmaurice / December 2, 2008

SPIN.com’s Best of the Week, October 6-13

As you get ready to celebrate Columbus Day, check out our scoop on Green Day's next full-length and Metallica's upcoming tour, and listen to exclusive…
SPIN Staff / October 11, 2008

New Albums from Oasis, Deerhoof, the Pretenders, and More!

Here's a rundown of the albums available online and in record stores today: Oasis, Dig Out Your Soul Vote yes for Noel Gallagher as rock's…
SPIN Staff / October 7, 2008

Stream the Pretenders’ Complete New Album

With spiky Americana rock'n'roll riffs, mournful lyrical reflections, and plenty of punk sass, Chrissie Hynde and her Pretenders return with their much-anticipated new album, the…
William Goodman / October 7, 2008

The Pretenders

What? Over nearly 30 tumultuous years, pop-punk luminary and raucous frontwoman Chrissie Hynde's tried and true dedication to music's creation has kept her perennially underappreciated…
Larry Fitzmaurice / September 18, 2008