Tag: The Pretenders

Chrissie Hynde releases album of Bob Dylan covers recorded while on lockdown

Chrissie Hynde releases album of Bob Dylan covers recorded while on lockdown

Chrissie Hynde on Friday digitally released Standing in the Doorway, a new album of nine Bob Dylan covers that she recorded while on COVID-19 lockdown last year, exchanging musical files with Pretenders bandmate James Walbourne via text message. Stream the full album right here.

New releases: Depeche Mode, Joy Division, The Pretenders, Wire, Big Country, Go-Go’s

New releases: Depeche Mode, Joy Division, The Pretenders, Wire, Big Country, Go-Go’s

This is a round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. May also include some other titles released in recent weeks but not previously featured. Includes releases by Depeche Mode, Joy Division and more.

Watch: Strangeways Radio + Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Alt.Rewind: Week of April 17, 2020

Watch: Strangeways Radio + Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Alt.Rewind: Week of April 17, 2020

Our good friends at Strangeways Radio are putting together a week-in-review video series — newly rechristened Alt. Rewind — that will recap the news posted at Slicing Up Eyeballs and on the Strangeways site throughout the preceding week, hosted by Velvet Rebel. Watch it right here.

Watch: Strangeways Radio + Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Week in Review: April 4-10, 2020

Watch: Strangeways Radio + Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Week in Review: April 4-10, 2020

Our good friends at Strangeways Radio are putting together a new week-in-review video that will recap the news posted at Slicing Up Eyeballs and on the Strangeways site throughout the preceding week, hosted by Velvet Rebel. News about The Pretenders, Curt Smith of Tears For Fears, Peter Hook with Gorillaz and more

The Pretenders debut 2nd track off ‘Hate For Sale,’ delay album’s release until summer

The Pretenders debut 2nd track off ‘Hate For Sale,’ delay album’s release until summer

The Pretenders recently debuted the second track of the band’s first new album in four years, the raucous title track to Hate For Sale, while also announcing a delay in the release of the record, presumably — like so much else right now — because of the coronavirus. You can hear “Hate For Sale,” the song, right here.

Watch: Strangeways Radio + Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Week in Review: March 14-20, 2020

Watch: Strangeways Radio + Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Week in Review: March 14-20, 2020

Check out the latest installment right here — this week’s episode features items on The Pretenders, R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe, The Psychedelic Furs, Morrissey and U2’s Bono, plus a countdown of the top 10 albums by Depeche Mode as voted by Strangeways Radio fans. Watch the whole thing right here.

The Pretenders announce new album ‘Hate For Sale’ — listen to 1st single ‘The Buzz’

The Pretenders announce new album ‘Hate For Sale’ — listen to 1st single ‘The Buzz’

The legendary Chrissie Hynde is reactivating The Pretenders for the band’s first album in four years and 11th overall, a collection of new music called Hate for Sale that she’s previewing with the new single “The Buzz” — which you can stream right here right now. Full details and tracklist on the new album.

Watch: Strangeways Radio + Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Week in Review: March 7-13, 2020

Watch: Strangeways Radio + Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Week in Review: March 7-13, 2020

Check out the latest installment right here — this week’s episode covers news about the major Record Store Day releases from The The, New Order, The Cure, Wire and The Pretenders, plus a countdown of the top 10 albums by U2 as voted by Strangeways Radio fans.

Pretenders’ ‘Live! At the Paradise Theater’ promo live LP to get Record Store Day release

Pretenders’ ‘Live! At the Paradise Theater’ promo live LP to get Record Store Day release

Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders will celebrate Record Store Day this year by reissuing a 1980 live set recorded at Boston’s Paradise Theater on colored vinyl — a performance that originally only was available as a promo-only Warner Bros. Music Show platter. Full details and tracklist right here.

For some reason, Morrissey’s playing a guitar in this video for ‘Back On the Chain Gang’

For some reason, Morrissey’s playing a guitar in this video for ‘Back On the Chain Gang’

Morrissey today debuted the music video for his new cover of The Pretenders’ 1982 single “Back on the Chain Gang,” and, in a shocking development, it features the former Smiths frontman playing guitar. Or at least going through the motions. Watch the full music video right here.

Morrissey records cover of The Pretenders’ ‘Back on the Chain Gang’ for future single

Morrissey records cover of The Pretenders’ ‘Back on the Chain Gang’ for future single

Morrissey has recorded a cover of The Pretenders’ 1982 single “Back on the Chain Gang” — which the former Smiths frontman has taken to playing live of late — in a Los Angeles studio and intends to release it this summer as a single, according to a post on his new Morrissey Central website.

Vintage Video: The Pretenders’ ‘Learning to Crawl’ tour is MTV’s ‘Saturday Night Concert’

Vintage Video: The Pretenders’ ‘Learning to Crawl’ tour is MTV’s ‘Saturday Night Concert’

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we turn the clock back to 1984 to find Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders on the comeback trail, touring in support of their third album Learning to Crawl, recorded and released in the wake of the deaths of founding members James Honeyman-Scott and Pete Farndon.

Simple Minds and The Pretenders team up for joint 13-date U.K. tour next summer

Simple Minds and The Pretenders team up for joint 13-date U.K. tour next summer

Simple Minds and The Pretenders — long-running ’80s hitmakers fronted by former husband-and-wife Jim Kerr and Chrissie Hynde, respectively — will pair up next summer for a joint 13-date U.K. tour spotlighting each group’s new work and classic catalog. Check out the full dates here. Tickets on sale Wednesday.

New releases: The Pretenders, Kate Pierson, Colin Hay, The Juliana Hatfield Three, Texas

New releases: The Pretenders, Kate Pierson, Colin Hay, The Juliana Hatfield Three, Texas

This week’s new releases include a slew of reissues from The Pretenders, which are also being collected into a single box set, plus new albums from The B-52s’ Kate Pierson, Men at Work’s Colin Hay and The Juliana Hatfield Three, plus a new collection from Texas of re-recorded favorites.