On the latest episode of comedian Marc Maron's WTF podcast, the former Pretenders' lead singer Chrissie Hynde unpacks her long life and career in rock ‘n’ roll, and drops some little-known factoids along the way.
One of them: The Pretenders wouldn't have existed were it not for … Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead.
Before heading to London, she joined her first band while at Kent State. They performed one show of cover songs in a church hall in Ohio. Also in that band? Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh.
Elsewhere in the podcast Hynde alludes often to the dangers of drugs, the hardship of divorce and single motherhood, and the realities of running a vegan restaurant in downtown Akron, Ohio. (It closed.)
No surprise, she's very much the badass we've all come to know over the years.