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
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.'
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.
Former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock, Pretenders drummer Martin Chambers and guitarist Chris Spedding (Roxy Music, Elton John, Paul McCartney) have formed a new band calling themselves King Mob. The English beat combo are fronted by Stephen W. Parsons (also known as Snips) on vocals, who formerly sang for the cult '70s band Sharks.
Any top Pretenders song bears the unmistakable stamp of their leader, Chrissie Hynde. Throughout her career, we'd argue that she's successfully never given a single inch, doing nearly everything on her own terms. In the process, Hynde constantly reaffirms her musical independence and w
Pianist Billy Joel and Pretenders guitarist/vocalist Chrissie Hynde are among a long list of performers who have signed on to present at the 2011 Songwriters Hall of Fame Annual Induction and Awards Dinner on June 16 in at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.
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