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Rod Stewart Shoots Down Chrissie Hynde's Rape Remarks

The Pretenders frontwoman sparked a storm in August (15) when she suggested ladies who dress in short skirts and high heels are "enticing" men to assault them. Hynde revealed she takes "responsibility"...

Chrissie Hynde: 'I'm Sorry For Snapping At Fans'

The Brass in Pocket rocker admits she often snaps at fans who approach her for a 'selfie', a photo or an autograph. She says, "I'm sorry for that but when we got...

Chrissie Hynde: 'Young Female Stars Are Sex Workers'

Just days after the Brass In Pocket hitmaker sparked a storm of controversy by suggesting she was to blame for a sexual assault she suffered at the age of 21, and urging young...

Chrissie Hynde Breaks Her Silence About Controversial Rape Remarks

The Pretenders star upset rape victims and charity officials when she opened up to The Times about her own sexual assault, blaming herself for letting a bike gang leader take her to an...

Jackie Fox Angry About Chrissie Hynde Rape Comments

The Brass In Pocket hitmaker outraged many rape crisis officials when she told the Mail on Sunday she blamed herself for a sexual assault that occurred when she was 21, and urged...

Chrissie Hynde: 'Women Need To Take Responsibility To Avoid Sex Attacks''

Hynde shared her opinions on rape in a British tabloid article after revealing she was forced to perform sex acts on a motorcycle gang member in Ohio when she was 21, and...

Chrissie Hynde Criticised For Saying Women Who Dress Provocatively Are To Blame If Attacked

Singer Chrissie Hynde has been criticised after saying women who dress proactively were to blame if they were the victim of sexual assault. Speaking to The Sunday Times The Pretenders frontwoman also said she had...

Chrissie Hynde Releases New Version Of The Pretenders Christmas Hit

Chrissie Hynde has released a new version of The Pretenders classic festive tune 2000 Miles.The singer re-recorded the song, which was a Christmas hit in 1983, for her new solo album and she's so happy...

Chrissie Hynde: 'Today's Young Singers Are Porn Stars Trying To Make Records'

The Pretenders star Chrissie Hynde has blasted young singers for selling sex ahead of music, calling them "porn stars trying to make records".The outspoken Brass in Pocket hitmaker fears there are too many scantily-clad pop...

Blondie Headline Itunes Festival

Blondie treated their fans to covers of Beastie Boys and Dee-Lite hits at their iTunes Festival show last night (16.09.14).The American rockers - who are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year - interspersed 'Rapture' and...

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

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...

Chrissie Hynde Is A Real Pretender With Fans

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...

Slade Earn Over £500k In Christmas Royalties

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...

Tim Burgess Forms Supergroup For Jon Brookes Tribute Gig

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...

Liam Gallagher And Bonehead Reunite At Jon Brookes Tribute Concert

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...

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

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...

Chrissie Hynde Boycotts Store Over Foie Gras

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...

Russell Crowe & Chrissie Hynde Team Up For New Ballad

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...

Johnny Marr's Great Live Album

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,...

The O2 Putting On 20 Free Concerts

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...

Ellen Degeneres Opening Restaurant

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...

Chrissie Hynde Forced To Close Restaurant

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...

Chrissie Hynde Closes Restaurant

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...

Robbie Williams 'Hated' By Hynde

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...

Pia Toscano Goes Public With Mark Ballas?

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...

Pia Toscano Becomes Favourite To Win American Idol

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...

Hynde Still Not Comfortable With Fame

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...

Matt Damon Blasts 'Charlatan' Psychics

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...

Pretenders & Faith Hill To Team Up For Texas Concert

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...

Taylor Swift Waxes Lyrical About Model

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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