is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist, best known for her work with the Pretenders. The band were formed in 1978 and continue to work together. To date they have released 10 studio albums and have had a string of hit singles worldwide including ‘Brass In Pocket’, ‘Back On The Chain Gang ‘, ‘I Go To Sleep’ and ‘I’ll Stand By You’. The Pretenders were inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.
Chrissie is a champion for animal rights and has been an active supporter of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) for over 20 years. A long time vegetarian, in 2007 Hynde and her business partner opened a vegan restaurant, The VegiTerranean, in downtown Akron, Ohio. The award-winning restaurant was voted among the top 5 vegan restaurants in America by Business Week.
Asked about her commitment to animal welfare and environmentalism Chrissie has said: ‘I love justice and life. And truth.’