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Chrissie Hynde Announces First-Ever Solo Record – Hear Lead Single Now

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Today (March 24), Chrissie Hynde revealed that 'Stockholm' will be available on June 10, and unveiled the first single, "Dark Sunglasses.'

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Chrissie Hynde Posts Clip From New Album

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Pretenders leader Chrissie Hynde is offering fans a sneak peek at her upcoming album with a new website that appears to be part of an ambitious step forward into the solo spotlight.

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30 Years Ago: The Pretenders Release ‘Learning to Crawl’

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"There was never really a concept or a master plan, which was probably just as well. Because as I've learned, you can't really plot out anything, because there will always be some kind of ironic twist of fate when you least expect it."

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The Pretenders Help ‘Glee’ Say Goodbye to Corey Monteith

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'Glee' capped off what was already an emotional episode last night -- a tribute to the show's recently deceased star, Corey Monteith -- with a moving rendition of the Pretenders' "I'll Stand By You."

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Top 10 Martin Chambers Pretenders Songs

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Aside from frontwoman Chrissie Hynde, Martin Chambers has been the most constant member of the Pretenders. The understated (and underrated) drummer has displayed a rhythmic range that spans punky

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Martin Chambers – September 2012 Classic Rock Birthdays

Martin Chambers
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Drummer Martin Chambers, one of two surviving original members of the Pretenders, turns 61 years old on Sept. 4. Chambers joined up with Chrissie Hynde and company in 1978. After a string of hit albums and tours, Chambers left the group i

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Chrissie Hynde – September 2012 Classic Rock Birthdays

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The Pretenders leader Chrissie Hynde, who turns 61 on Sept. 7, has fronted one of rock's most accomplished and spirited groups for over three decades.

The Akron, Ohio native moved overseas in 1973 and spent the next few years shuttling between London, France and the States befo

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The Pretenders ‘Back on the Chain Gang’ Covered by the Hood Internet

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Hood Internet/Larry Busacca, Getty Images

The Hood Internet are a combo known for their mash-ups of indie-rock and hip-hop. The results are quite often amusing to say the least. In a recent outing for the AV Club, the band decided a more straightforward approach was called for as they deliver a cover of the Pretenders' classic, 'Back On The Chain Gang.'

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The Pretenders: Captivating Tour Posters

Captivating Tour Posters
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As captivating as Chrissie Hynde always is onstage, there's something that really draws you to this captivating, red outlined poster of the Pretenders singer.

You can barely make out her expressive eyes behind those bangs, but the look de

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No. 83: The Pretenders, ‘Brass In Pocket’ – Top 100 Classic Rock Songs

Chrissie Hynde
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By the time Chrissie Hynde and her Pretenders released their seminal hit (and amazingly obvious Top 100 Classic Rock Songs inductee) 'Brass In Pocket,' the band was already on its third lineup... and that's before they had any chart success. Their third single, 'Brass' was their first U.K. No. 1 and reached No. 14 on the Billboard charts.

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