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Playing Old Pretenders Songs Doesn't Turn On Chrissie Hynde At All

By Jack de Aguilar | 7th June 2014

Chrissie Hynde might be best known for her work with The Pretenders. And that’s hardly surprising considering she released nine albums with the band. But that doesn’t mean the singer wants to stand on stage...

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6th June 2014

"I don't take any pharmaceuticals and I quit smoking a year ago. I haven't smoked pot for years." The Pretenders star Chrissie Hynde insists her only vice these days is caffeine.

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Chrissie Hynde Is A Real Pretender With Fans

5th May 2014

Rocker Chrissie Hynde shuns her own fans when they approach her in public by making out she merely looks like The Pretenders star.The Brass in Pocket hitmaker admits she can't stand interacting with followers of...

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1st May 2014

"The day I met Noel Gallagher, I was still embarrassed about that song. I said, 'Sorry about I'll Stand By You', and he goes, 'I wish I'd f**kin' wrote it.' And I thought, 'Wow'. That's...

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Slade Earn Over £500k In Christmas Royalties

10th December 2013

Slade frontman Noddy Holder has earned over £500,000 in royalties for his festive hit 'Merry Christmas Everybody'.The band's 1973 single 'Merry Christmas Everybody' has become a firm favourite during the festive season and is set...

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Tim Burgess Forms Supergroup For Jon Brookes Tribute Gig

21st October 2013

The Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess formed a rock supergroup with members of New Order, Mumford & Sons, The Vaccines and The Pretenders on Friday (18Oct13) to pay tribute to his late bandmate Jon Brookes.The gig...

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Liam Gallagher And Bonehead Reunite At Jon Brookes Tribute Concert

19th October 2013

Liam Gallagher was joined on stage by former Oasis guitarist Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs for first time in 14 years at the 'A Night For Jon Brookes' tribute concert.The two ex-bandmates played with Andy Bell, Chris...

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Mumfords And Sons' Winston Marshall Joins Night For Jon Brookes Concert

18th October 2013

Mumfords & Sons' Winston Marshall will perform at the tribute concert for The Charlatans drummer Jon Brookes.The folk rock band's banjo player and The Pretenders guitarist James Walbourn have joined the line-up for 'A Night...

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Chrissie Hynde Boycotts Store Over Foie Gras

13th May 2013

The Pretenders star Chrissie Hynde is boycotting a luxury London department store until bosses promise to stop selling foie gras.Famous faces including Sir Roger Moore, Pamela Anderson, and Brigitte Bardot are among those backing a...

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Russell Crowe & Chrissie Hynde Team Up For New Ballad

25th March 2013

Russell Crowe has teamed up with The Pretenders star Chrissie Hynde on a new single and video.The odd couple has joined forces on the song Never Be Alone Again and shot their parts for the...

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Johnny Marr's Great Live Album

14th November 2012

Johnny Marr's solo album is made of ''12 tracks that sound good live.''The legendary guitarist has made his first solo album, 'The Messenger', after being in a number of other bands - including The Smiths,...

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The O2 Putting On 20 Free Concerts

18th November 2011

London's The O2 venue is showcasing over 100 bands at 20 free concerts in December. A special stage has been constructed at the London Piazza at The O2, which will showcase acts from December 3...

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Ellen Degeneres Opening Restaurant

31st October 2011

Ellen DeGeneres is opening a vegan restaurant in San Fernando Valley, California. The chat show host and her wife Portia de Rossi have joined The Pretenders singer Chrissie Hynde and film producer Steve Bing in investing in...

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Chrissie Hynde Forced To Close Restaurant

3rd October 2011

The Pretenders star Chrissie Hynde has been forced to close her vegan restaurant in Ohio due to the economic downturn.The I'll Stand By You hitmaker opened VegiTerranean in her native Akron four years ago, but...

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Chrissie Hynde Closes Restaurant

3rd October 2011

Chrissie Hynde has closed down her restaurant.The Pretenders singer announced on Vegiterranean's website yesterday (02.10.11) that she was shutting the Ohio eatery, citing the "current economic climate" as the reason for the decision.She wrote: "It...

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Robbie Williams 'Hated' By Hynde

27th July 2011

Robbie Williams claims Chrissie Hynde hates him because he refused to take her offer of working on a song together seriously. The 37-year-old singer opened up about a meeting with The Pretenders singer over 16...

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Pia Toscano Goes Public With Mark Ballas?

27th April 2011

Pia Toscano - The 22-year-old singer and former American Idol contestant Pia Toscano, appeared to go public with her rumoured boyfriend Mark Ballas on Dancing With The Stars last night (26th April 2011). Toscano was...

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Pia Toscano Becomes Favourite To Win American Idol

4th March 2011

PIA TOSCANO has emerged as the favourite to win season ten of American Idol after a show-stopping performance on Wednesday night (2nd March 2011)PIA TOSCANO, the American Idol contestant who received a standing ovation on...

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The Things They Say 20184

7th February 2011

"I've even sung it in a karaoke bar." CHRISSIE HYNDE is fond of her THE PRETENDERS hit Brass in Pocket.

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Hynde Still Not Comfortable With Fame

6th February 2011

THE PRETENDERS star CHRISSIE HYNDE was reluctant to take part in the 2011 Pepsi Fan Jam on the eve of the Super Bowl (05Feb11) - because she feared the live telecast across America would remind...

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The Things They Say 20166

4th February 2011

"We have hammered the set list out. I won't reveal all of it right now, but the two for sure are Brass in Pocket and I'll Stand by You, which, I think, is one of...

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Matt Damon Blasts 'Charlatan' Psychics

22nd January 2011

Matt Damon thinks that psychics are "charlatans".The 40-year-old actor - who plays a psychic who can see dead people in his latest film 'Hereafter' didn't even visit any real-life mystics to research his part for...

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Pretenders & Faith Hill To Team Up For Texas Concert

19th January 2011

THE PRETENDERS and FAITH HILL have teamed up for an episode of TV music show CROSSROADS.The two acts will perform each other's hits live from Grand Prairie, Texas, on 5 February (11). It will mark...

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Taylor Swift Waxes Lyrical About Model

28th October 2010

Taylor Swift has been immortalised in wax.The 'You Belong With Me' singer is the latest star to be honoured with her own replica figure by famous museum Madame Tussauds and was so happy with her...

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Hynde Refuses To Tour Britain

14th October 2010

THE PRETENDERS star CHRISSIE HYNDE has ruled out taking her latest rock tour to the U.K., insisting British music fans only care about "disco and talent contests".Hynde has embarked on an extensive trek of the...

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Fashion Designer Chrissie Hynde

20th August 2010

Chrissie Hynde has designed an environmentally-friendly clothing line.The Pretenders singer - who is a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) activist - has teamed up with ex-boyfriend JP Jones to create Fairground Rock,...

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The Things They Say 16381

5th May 2010

"I will let you into a little secret. She used to fancy me and she finally got off with me. I saw her a few weeks ago and she's in very good form - and...

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Hynde Has Fun With Fairground Boys

28th April 2010

THE PRETENDERS star CHRISSIE HYNDE has launched a new group in Los Angeles with a low-key radio showcase.The Brass In Pocket singer has teamed up with Welsh singer/songwriter J.P. Jones to create new act Fairground...

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Hynde To Protest Mcdonald's

30th August 2009

THE PRETENDERS star CHRISSIE HYNDE will launch her 'I'm hatin' it' vegetarian campaign against fast food chain MCDonald's in Los Angeles on Monday (31Aug09).The animal rights activist, who runs a veggie restaurant in her native...

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Hynde Gives Up Alcohol

10th July 2009

PRETENDERS frontwoman CHRISSIE HYNDE has quit drinking - because her wild antics were spiralling out of control.The singer ended up sharing a same-sex smooch with another woman on a recent booze-fuelled night out. She admits...

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