Thursday, January 07, 2010

Chrissie Hynde Has A "Message Of Love"

Singer, songwriter, guitarist Chrissie Hynde is best known as the leader of the rock band "The Pretenders".

In recent years she has also become an outspoken 'animal rights' activist.

With her contralto vocal range and Fender Telecaster as the guitar of choice, Hynde's song "Message Of Love" includes a line from author Oscar Wilde's play "Lady Windermere's Fan", "...We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars..."

Hynde stays in the news as a member of PETA, confirmed vegetarian and vocal supporter of music file-sharing as a way for new artists to be heard.

In 2007, she opened "The VegiTerranean" Restaurant, Bar and Bakery at 21 Furnace Street in Akron, Ohio serving fusion Italian-vegetarian food.

Sneak Peek "The Pretenders"...