Chrissie Hynde Puts ‘Guys with Stacks of Albums and Guitars they want Signed’ On Blast

If you didn’t get an autograph with Chrissie Hynde outside of The Pretenders Stone Pony gig, she offered an explanation on Facebook.

“I want to apologize for not stopping to say hello outside the venues. I used to, but certain individuals have made it too much brain damage to deal with,” she writes. “It’s not you lovely fans – it’s the guys with stacks of albums and guitars they want signed. (Personally , I appreciate a good scam, but c’mon! How cheap),” adding, “You would not believe how entitled some people think they are. Aggressive? Don’t get me started.”

Hynde also doesn’t like “being recognized or approached in public,” for very personal reasons.

“Why? Because I like doing ordinary things like walking around on my own on the street, or shopping, or going to museums and whatnot. Exploring cities,” she explains. “That’s why I do this, the music is a byproduct of wanting to see the world.”

She concluded, “So I would like to say to those that make it a problem, ”Go f*** yourselves – and do it today’! (Thank you Robert Crumb for coining that excellent phrase ).”

The Pretenders new album, Relentless, is out Friday, September 15. 

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