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Chrissie Hynde

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The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde (1986)

Interview by Mat Snow, Rock's Backpages audio, October 1986

The Pretenders' frontwoman opines on everything from animal rights to capital punishment. She also talks about music once or twice.

File format: mp3; file size: 84.7mb, interview length: 1h 32' 30" sound quality: ***

The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde (2010)

Interview by Paul Zollo, Rock's Backpages audio, 22 January 2010

The Pretenders frontwoman on songwriting and songs; being a band member, and an extended exposition on her vegetarianism and the brutality of the meat business.

File format: mp3; file size: 70.8mb, interview length: 1h 17' 22" sound quality: *** (phoner)

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The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde (1986) [transcript]

Audio transcript of interview by Mat Snow, Rock's Backpages transcripts, October 1986

This is a transcript of Mat's interview with Chrissie. Listen to the audio of this interview. ...

Chrissie Hynde: Still spikey after baby

Interview by Jon Savage, The Observer, 19 October 1986

"PEOPLE OFTEN say to me in interviews: 'You aren't very prolific are you?' The answer is, no I'm not! I could step up my output, ...

Suede: The Grand, Clapham, London

Live Review by Caitlin Moran, Melody Maker, 24 July 1993


Chrissie Hynde

Interview by Tom Hibbert, MOJO, October 1994

IT IS JUST POSSIBLE, I SUPPOSE, THAT SOMEWHERE IN Chrissie Hynde's attic, there lurks a portrait of a withered old crone hunched over an electric ...

Chrissie Hynde: "Guys in bands are pussies"

Interview by Max Bell, Vox, October 1994

Should Kurt Cobain have unplugged his fax or Evan Dando blabbed about crack? Should Brian Jones have smoked in public? Chrissie Hynde has the answers ...

Chrissie Hynde

Interview by Holly George-Warren, Rolling Stone, 13 November 1997

IN 1978, CHRISSIE Hynde, an Akron, Ohio, native living in London, formed the Pretenders. The hand's 1980 debut, The Pretenders, featuring guitarist James Honeyman-Scott, bassist ...

Chrissie Hynde: The Great Pretender

Interview by Lucy O'Brien, The Guardian, 27 April 1999

CHRISSIE HYNDE, wild woman of rock, sits in a private members' club in London's Portman Square in a finely tailored pinstripe suit. Despite the elegance ...

The Backpages Interview: Chrissie Hynde

Interview by Harvey Kubernik, Rock's Backpages, 23 February 2001

Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders have just finished a fall 2000 U.S. tour opening for Neil Young. Hynde and her group included versions of Young's ...

Chrissie Hynde: Back In The Ring

Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, July 2003

After burying half the original Pretenders, CHRISSIE HYNDE bowed out of the rock'n'roll limelight to bring up her kids. Now she's made her best album ...

The Pretenders: Notes on 15 singles

Sleeve notes by Kieron Tyler, 'Pirate Radio' (Rhino), March 2006

'STOP YOUR SOBBING' The debut single, produced by Nick Lowe, hot from his solo records, work with Elvis Costello and live outings with Dave Edmunds' Rockpile. ...

The Pretenders: Orpheum, Boston

Live Review by Jim Sullivan, Boston Herald, 6 February 2009

Pretenders the real deal ...

Lasses of the Mohicans

Retrospective by Vivien Goldman, New Statesman, 31 October 2011

Vivien Goldman charts the history of Britain’s rebellious female punks. ...

27 Minutes With… Chrissie Hynde

Memoir by Mark Ellen, The Word, August 2012

BACK IN FEBRUARY 2004, a literary dinner was held in an Islington restaurant to honour the scriptwriter Paul Schrader. ...

"Alcohol is worse than heroin and my pal Kate Moss should lose the fur coats": Chrissie Hynde on fighting form

Profile and Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Event Magazine, 12 April 2014

She has single-handedly built the template for the modern female rock'n'roller: she has out-partied, out-married and, in many cases, outlived her contemporaries. ...

Talker Of The Town: Chrissie Hynde

Interview by Simon Price, The Quietus, 10 June 2014

Chrissie Hynde is releasing her first-ever solo album. But never mind that. Just let her talk. Because the legendary Pretenders leader can talk for London, ...

Chrissie Hynde: Stockholm

Review by Holly Gleason, Paste, 14 June 2014

FOR A WOMAN with a voice like an open (if rough-edged) straight razor, Chrissie Hynde chose a smooth retro-pop vein to slash into for her ...

Chrissie Hynde: Reckless

Book Review by Evelyn McDonnell, Los Angeles Times, 17 September 2015

There's no pretending in Chrissie Hynde's spare, deft memoir Reckless ...

The Pretenders: Alone

Review by Stephen Dalton, Classic Rock, 17 October 2016

Chrissie Hynde reveals her rootsy Americana side with help from some Nashville friends ...

Chrissie Hynde

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Event Magazine, 4 August 2018

Still super-hip (and all lip) at 66, the Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde tells Event why she swears at fans, enrages sex abuse victims… and has swapped ...

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