The Pretenders are an English-American rock band formed in Hereford, England, in March 1978. The original band comprised initiator and main songwriter Chrissie Hynde (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), James Honeyman-Scott (lead guitar, backing vocals, keyboards), Pete Farndon (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Martin Chambers (drums, backing vocals, percussion). The band has experienced drug-related deaths of the members, and numerous subsequent personnel changes have taken place over the years, with Hynde and Chambers as the remaining original members.
The Pretenders are back with a new album this week, in the form of “Break up the Concrete,” a fun, classic Pretenders record, that’s sure to delight any nostalgic punk (don’t give me any of that ‘punk’s not dead’ crap). Chrissie Hynde, which looks fantastic by the way (considering she’s in her late 50s!), and [...]