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30 Years Ago: The Pretenders’ ‘Get Close’ Arrives During a Restless Period for Chrissie Hynde

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To combat what Chrissie Hynde saw as creeping malaise, she turned away from the sound that dominated the Pretenders' earliest albums.

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The Pretenders Release Video for ‘Holy Commotion,’ Announce Fall 2016 Headlining Shows

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Chrissie Hynde and co. will work during some days off from their tour with Stevie Nicks.

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35 Years Ago: Violent Femmes Discovered by the Pretenders While Busking in Milwaukee

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Sometimes, it's all about being in the right place at the right moment. Other times, it's all about a good anecdote. The Violent Femmes' origin story includes elements of both.

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35 Years Ago: The Pretenders Avoid a Sophomore Slump on ‘Pretenders II’

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The Pretenders' second album, 'Pretenders II,' came out on Aug. 15, 1981.

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