The Pretenders perform in Dubai, February 2007
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T. M. Stevens
The original band consisted of initiator and main songwriter Chrissie Hynde (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), James Honeyman-Scott (lead guitar, backing vocals, keyboards), Pete Farndon (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Martin Chambers (drums, backing vocals, percussion). Following the deaths of Honeyman-Scott and Farndon, the band has experienced numerous subsequent personnel changes, with Hynde as the only consistent member, and Chambers returning after an absence of several years.
Hynde launched a solo career in 2014 and the Pretenders were dormant as a band between 2012 and 2016.
However, The Pretenders are once again active, having issued an album and toured in 2016.
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