For those who are young enough at heart to recall the Pretenders and Chrissie Hynde, they may recall a rather mild-mannered lass who seemingly wouldn’t hurt a fly. Today, Chrissie, who still performs, is not so mild-mannered and soft-spoken. Chrissie has recently decided to go on a verbal assault against the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
As per Billboard, The Pretenders front woman Chrissie Hynde can be added to the list of artists who are emphatically not interested in The Rock& Roll Hall of Fame.
Hot on the heels of a scathing op-ed from Hole leader Courtney Love on Friday (March 17) the year of our Good Lord, 2023, lambasting the Rock Hall for its lack of female representation, Hynde posted a similarly dismissive Facebook note offering up her pointed opinion on the Hall.
“I don’t even wanna be associated with it. It’s just more establishment backslapping,” Hynde wrote. “I got in a band so I didn’t have to be part of all that.”
The legendary singer said she was living a happy life in Rio De Janeiro when she was informed that the long-running band was being inducted into the class of 2005. Hynde attended the event and performed two songs after being inducted by Neil Young.