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If you're writing to suggest an improvement or ask about a song, link exchange, tour dates, etc, please check this page first. Here is a listing of the questions (and answers) and suggestions we often receive. We appreciate everyone's interest and input so if you don't see it here, write to us at


Where can I find directions to James Honeyman-Scott's grave?
Where can I find the song "I Wish You Love" from the film Eye of the Beholder?

Would you pass along a message to Chrissie?
Can I have one of your guitar picks?
Are your t-shirts for sale?
Where can I find tour dates? / When will the band be in my city?
Can I have an autographed picture of Chrissie?
Martin Luther King Jr speech / Allure ad
Extended Play on CD
Rush Limbaugh's "theme" song
Garbage's "Special"
Why we don't have lyrics
The meaning of lyrics
MP3 files
Trading post
Linking to sellers
Linking to "women in rock"/other music sites
Where to buy Pretenders stuff
How much is my Pretenders stuff worth?
Contacting the band
Adding buttons/posters/band member's bios
I wrote to you, but never heard back
Why we don't have personal info/a photo of us on the site


Where can I find directions to James Honeyman-Scott's grave?

Jim was buried at St. Peter's Church, just outside of Hereford, England. Click here for directions.

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Where can I find the song 'I Wish You Love' from the film Eye of the Beholder?

There was no soundtrack released for the film Eye of the Beholder and previously, the only place you could hear the recording was on the VHS tape or the DVD. Thankfully, 'I Wish You Love' was included on the UK release of Loose Screw. Click here to buy it.

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Would you pass along a message to Chrissie?

We do not forward messages to anyone in the band. Please use the address below if you wish to write to them.

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Can I have one of your guitar picks?

The guitar picks displayed on this site are from our personal collection. We don't have a supply of picks to send out.

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Are your t-shirts for sale?

No, nothing on this website is for sale. Maybe some day we will have tour shirts, etc, available for purchase on the site, but our own shirts are not for sale.

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Where are the tour dates? When will the band be in my city?

Pretenders tour information is listed on the site mere minutes after we receive it. If we know about it, you'll see it on our Main Menu. If you don't see any tour info there, ain't nothin' shakin'.

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Can I have an autographed picture of Chrissie?

We do not have autographed photos to send out. Please contact the band to request an autographed photo. The address is -

reGail Management
Matrix Complex
91 Peterborough Road
London SW6 3BU
England

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Do the Pretenders perform the song used in the Allure perfume ads?

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Did Chrissie sing a song which includes portions of Martin L. King's famous speech "I Have A Dream"?

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There was a song out a few year back that was a big hit in the dance clubs. The music was very hypnotic and it sounded like Chrissie singing...

It's not the Pretenders, but yes, Chrissie did the vocals on that track. The song is called "(Spiritual High) State Of Independence". The song originally appeared on the Moodswings album "Moodfood", and can also be found on the Pretenders Greatest Hits CD.

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Has Extended Play ever been released on CD?

Nope, not yet anyhow, but we're hoping it will be. Since this inquiry is always followed by a comment about how the writer is dying for a copy of Cuban Slide on CD -- Cuban Slide is available on a CD called Don't Get Me Wrong - 14 Classic Tracks. It's a European import (WEA label, cat #4509-91885-2).

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What's the name of the song used by Rush Limbaugh's show?

The song is called "My City Was Gone" and it's from the Learning To Crawl album. Many people look for it on The Singles, but since it was originally the b-side for "Back On The Chain Gang", the record company didn't consider it a single. However, it became so popular in America that when Warner Brothers released the Pretenders "back-to-back hits" 45s, Chain Gang was issued with its original b-side, "My City Was Gone". Perhaps there will someday be a Singles Part II and "My City Was Gone" will be included.

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Does the Garbage song "Special" rip off the Pretenders?

Not really, since it was done as a tribute. Shirley Manson of Garbage explains:

"The point being that our lawyers started getting really freaked out about some of the things we were doing on the record. For instance, on one of the songs called 'Special,' I took a line out of Chrissie Hynde's 'Talk of the Town,' and it was meant as an homage to her, because the song itself is a little Beatlesque and Pretendersy. I just thought it was a nod to her. But our lawyers were like, 'You have to take it out. You're going to get sued. They'll come after you for hundreds of thousands of dollars. It has to come out.' And I was like, 'I'm not, I want it in there!' So I called her up and she took our call immediately and she was like, 'Are you kidding? I want it in there. That's fantastic!' So the next day, we came into the studio and there was this fax from her lying on our desks, and it said, 'I, Chrissie Hynde, do hereby allow Garbage, the rock band, to sample any of my sounds, my voice, or indeed my very ass.' And it was so cool. She never asked for any money. She didn't ask for any credit. Nothing. She just sent us this great fax. And the same goes for that Beach Boys thing that we told you about. We got really very lucky. People were really cool about allowing us to do something that we felt was important to us."

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Why don't you have lyrics on your site?

We don't have lyrics on this site because we feel that it ruins the mystique of a song. We prefer to enjoy the overall feel of a song - the experience of it rather than the specifics. For us, having the lyrics in front of you is kind of like knowing what you're getting for Christmas. Get Close, Packed!, and Viva El Amor all have lyrics included in the album inserts.

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What is <insert any song title> about?

We didn't write them so we don't know what they're about.

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Why don't you have MP3 files? Do you know where I can find them?

We don't have any MP3 files and don't keep track of where they are available.

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Why don't you have a trading post were fans can buy and sell Pretenders stuff?

A trading post would take too much time to maintain. In addition to that, we don't want to be stuck in the middle if someone gets cheated or isn't happy with a transaction. There are hundreds of sites on the web where Pretenders merchandise can be purchased.

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We sell Pretenders items. Would you include our URL/banner on your site?

E-mail requesting a link (or link exchange) will not be answered. Space on our site is not for sale.

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I have a page about women in music. Will you add a link to my site?

We don't care if it's women or men in music. The presence or absence of a penis makes no difference to us. As far as we're concerned, "women in rock" type sites discriminate against men. For these or any other sites, if you link to us from your site, that's fine, but do so because you like the site/band and don't expect a return link.

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Where do you get all your Pretenders stuff?

We have been actively collecting anything related to the band for 20 years. Most dealers we buy from we've found ourselves. One thing we've learned is, in the world of collecting, you keep a good thing to yourself. But there are no secret sources - anyone can find dealers.

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I have some of the Pretenders first records. What are they worth?

If you have an item you need to identify (country of origin, release date, etc), we'll be happy to assist you if you send us all the information you already know about it. This is for identification purposes only and we don't offer appraisals of items/collections.

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I need to reach the band. Do you have their home addresses/phone numbers?

The contact address for anyone in the band is -

c/o reGail Management
Matrix Complex
91 Peterborough Road
London SW6 3BU
England

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You should add buttons/posters/band member bios.

These are all being worked on and will be added to the site upon completion.

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I wrote to you, but never received a reply.

Chances are good you won't ever read this, but if you wrote and did not receive a reply, it's probably because you asked something that was already answered on this page, or asked a personal question about Chrissie. We don't divulge any personal information about Chrissie (or the guys). If there's something personal you want to know about Chrissie, you can write to her at the address above and ask her yourself.

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Why isn't there personal info/a photo of the Archives on the site?

This site isn't about us, it's about our favourite band. While we love maintaining the site, we love our privacy more.

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