It’s been said that on a given night, The Replacements could be either the greatest band in the world or the worst. Whatever their collective blood alcohol level, there’s no denying that The Replacements were a great and influential band. Following their breakup, singer Paul Westerberg has gone on to be a successful singer-songwriter.
Akron, Ohio,-native Chrissie Hynde formed The Pretenders in London in 1978. They released two acclaimed albums before drug-related deaths took two members. Since then, Hynde has formed different versions of the band and pressed ahead while remaining an influential figure for women in music.