The Pretenders

Arcade Fire and Chrissie Hynde Teamed Up to Cover the Pretenders

Last night, Arcade Fire kicked off the first of three nights at London's Wembley Arena, where they were joined by the Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde, a longtime…
Anna Gaca / April 12, 2018

Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde Curses Out Camera-Happy Fans, Walks Offstage In Dubai

When new wave legends the Pretenders play live, they post signs asking people in the audience not to use cell phones while they’re onstage. Of…
Tom Breihan, Stereogum / October 30, 2017

Stream Robert Plant’s New Album Carry Fire

Robert Plant, scraggly-hair icon and eardrum-busting Led Zeppelin frontman, is back with his latest solo effort Carry Fire. Earlier this fall, he debuted the singles "The May…
Liz Cantrell / October 5, 2017

Robert Plant Announces North American Tour, Releases “Bluebirds Over the Mountain” With Chrissie Hynde

Robert Plant is gearing up to release a new solo album, Carry Fire, on October 13. Today, the former Led Zeppelin singer has announced a North American tour…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 26, 2017

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
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