the pretenders interview

Chrissie Hynde never really wanted to be punk-rock royalty
Chrissie Hynde never really wanted to be punk-rock royalty
Since 1978, the Pretenders’ outspoken singer/songwriter/rhythm guitarist Chrissie Hynde and her band have brought sophisticated compositional smarts and instrumental chops to punk rock. They took the music to radio and MTV in the early ’80s, subversively selling it to people who thought they were just listening to exciting rock ’n’ roll. Hynde spoke exclusi...