Pretenders Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

1st October 2008

Fact: Sex Pistols star Paul Cook was among fans who showed up to cheer on THE Pretenders at an in-store performance at Los Angeles' Amoeba Records on Monday night (29Sep08).

25th October 2006

Fact: Pop veterans the Pet Shop Boys and teenage guitar star Paolo Nutini will ring in the new year at Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations in Scotland (01JAN07) They follow in the footsteps of UB40, Culture Club, the Pretenders and Blondie in landing the coveted spot

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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