Chrissie Hynde Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

6th February 2017

Fact: Pretenders star Chrissie Hynde has recruited Pet Shop Boys star Neil Tennant to help her rework a track on the band's new album Alone. Tennant will appear on a revamped version of Let’s Get Lost. It's the first time the odd couple has worked together since Hynde performed a duet with Tennant on a rendition of his 1987 single Rent.

4th March 2015

Fact: Rocker Chrissie Hynde is set to release "an incredibly frank" memoir in September (15). Bosses at publishing company Penguin Random House announced The Pretenders star will release the tell-all story, which will detail the intimate highs and lows of her life.

20th February 2015

Quote: "I don't know if you've noticed, I won't be in a fashion magazine. I always say no. I don't really like fashion, I think it's queer. I'm pretty hateful." Rocker Chrissie Hynde doesn't buy into fashion.

6th June 2014

Quote: "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.

29th May 2014

Quote: "I've never been on that. I've seen people on Facebook, though. I hate how their faces look, I thought, 'Whatever's happening to them on there, I don't want it happening to me'. They just look so gleeful." Rocker Chrissie Hynde is not a fan of social networking.

1st May 2014

Quote: "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 what it's all about. Everyone wants a classic song." The Pretenders star Chrissie Hynde learned to be proud of her famous power ballad after chatting to the former Oasis star.

24th March 2014

Fact: The Pretenders star Chrissie Hynde will release her first solo album in June (14). Stockholm was recorded in the Swedish capital with Peter, Bjorn & John star Bjorn Yttling, who produced, co-wrote and performed on the album.

7th February 2011

Quote: "I've even sung it in a karaoke bar." Chrissie Hynde is fond of her THE Pretenders hit Brass in Pocket.

4th February 2011

Quote: "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 the greatest songs ever written. I'm really excited to sing that song." Faith Hill is looking forward to singing with THE Pretenders star Chrissie Hynde as part of a live Super Bowl-related telecast in Texas on Saturday night (05Feb11).

31st August 2010

Quote: "I fell in love with him, so it's easy to write songs about someone you're thinking about all the time and having this correspondence with." Chrissie Hynde found writing new material with boyfriend and bandmate J.P. Jones really easy.

5th May 2010

Quote: "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 she's still trying to get intimate!" Ronnie Wood insists Pretenders star Chrissie Hynde has always had a crush on him.

24th May 2009

Quote: "When I am working with them the fan comes out in me. I just want to run off stage, call my girlfriends and say: 'Oh my God!' But, of course, you try to be much cooler than that." THE Pretenders star Chrissie Hynde still gets star struck when collaborating with her musical heroes.

18th November 2008

Fact: Courtney Love, Brody Dalle, CHARO, Chrissie Hynde and THE GOGOS' Jane Wiedlin have been named among the 20 Hottest Female Guitarists of all time in a new magazine poll. Jewel, Heart's NANCY WILSON and LITA FORD also make the eclectic countdown in Guitar World magazine.

4th November 2008

Quote: "There was nowhere for me to eat in the city. There was not one vegetarian restaurant in Akron." Vegetarian THE Pretenders star Chrissie Hynde on why she founded diner Vegiterranean in her Ohio hometown.

10th October 2008

Quote: "I live alone, except for my dog... The people I'm attracted to would never go near celebrity or fame... That's why I spend so much time away from the limelight." THE Pretenders star Chrissie Hynde likes to keep her private life private after high-profile romances with Ray Davies and JIM KERR.

29th June 2006

Quote: "This is the perfect opportunity to nick (steal) clothes." Rocker Chrissie Hynde's good work comes undone at an animal rights gala held at Stella Mccartney's London boutique last night (28JUN06).

12th May 2006

Fact: THE PRETENDERS star Chrissie Hynde's high school nickname, BERNICE, came from an S CLAY WILSON cartoon character, who dreamed of being a man.

6th April 2006

Quote: "Music is not my life; it's a hobby. I've got a life thanks." THE PRETENDERS star Chrissie Hynde.

23rd March 2006

Quote: "I thought you were another bird... I was proud of you, that you actually got all that together." Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones didn't have high hopes for former lover Chrissie Hynde's band THE Pretenders when they met.

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