Recklessness is all relative, says Chrissie Hynde
Chrissie Hynde, lead singer of The Pretenders, has one of the most distinctive voices in rock — but her personal story and strong opinions would also stand out in any crowd.
Hynde joins Shad to discuss her revealing new memoir, Reckless: My Life as a Pretender, and why she thinks she grew up at "the greatest time in rock history."
In a wide-ranging, two-part conversation, she also explains why she dislikes one of her greatest hits, why bands are better than solo acts, and why her Bhagavad Gita-inspired outlook is "perfect for someone who's lazy".
Producer's note: This interview was recorded last month, before the singer made controversial comments about rape. She does, however, talk about the same incident in our interview.
WEB EXTRA | Which one of these three hits does Hynde dislike? Listen to today's interview to find out.