Written by Michelle Kretzer
Want to eat like a rock star? Easy! As Chrissie Hynde shows, all you need is
a little brass in pocket. While performing in Singapore, the singer hit the
VeganBurg vegan fast-food joint.
Chrissie said, "I've toured around
the world with my band and always looking for the perfect burger. I finally
found it at VeganBurg." The staff reports that
the Cracked Pepper Mayo Burger was Chrissie's hands-down favorite, and fans in
Singapore can order it and have their own sort of "Chrissie Hynde special":
Can't get to Singapore? Stateside, get a
taste of rock-star cuisine by recreating the dish with Gardein veggie burgers (Chrissie is a fan of
Gardein), Vegenaise vegan mayo, cracked pepper,
lettuce, and ciabatta bread.
Chrissie Hynde showed one reason why
she's special, so special, at The Pretenders' show in Singapore. Spotting a
young woman in the audience wearing an "IPETA" shirt, Chrissie invited her on stage to give the band a little help with "Brass
in Pocket." Check out the cool video, and watch for Chrissie's shout-out
to PETA at the end:
tickets to see The Pretenders in action? Better dress for the occasion!
Written by PETA
No one—and I mean no one—rocks like Chrissie Hynde. Whether she's fronting the Pretenders or backing a PETA campaign, the vegan Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is never in the "Middle of the Road." In fact, she's always willing to go the extra mile (or "2000 Miles") to help animals.
Case in point? After helping us re-launch our McCruelty campaign last year—urging McDonald's to require its U.S. suppliers to upgrade to less cruel slaughter standards—Chrissie took time off from promoting her upcoming album in New York this week to kick off our new "i'm hatin' it" national ad blitz with an appearance in Philadelphia. And to make sure that people got the message, she not only unveiled her attention-grabbing billboard, she also passed out some of our thought-provoking Unhappy Meals to the fine folks of Philly!
Check out these pictures:
Written by Jeff Mackey
Last week, handbag company Hogan found themselves in a bit of an awkward spot after releasing promotional materials proclaiming that they had named a new pony-skin handbag "The Chrissie," after Pretenders singer and anti-leather crusader Chrissie Hynde. The folks at Hogan are backpedaling furiously, but Chrissie Hynde is not pleased about the situation in the least. You can read the letter she sent them this morning here.
In other Chrissie news, if you have a moment, you should definitely check out this article in The Miami Herald about how a badass like Chrissie Hynde deals with those endless nonsensical questions vegetarians often get from die-hard meat-eaters about their diet choice. Priceless.
Who the hell sends their friends Labor Day cards? Well, we do, I guess. For some reason I feel duty-bound to post PETA's official "Labor Day E-Card" for your edification and viewing enjoyment. After all, we did go to all the trouble of making it back in the day. I'd just like to point out that this one was made before they put ol' Jack in charge of making e-cards for PETA. If it puts you in the mood for some Jacktastic e-card action, you may want to check out last year's Santa Got Run Over by His Reindeer e-card. It's a classic, and, well, Christmas is right around the corner …
Anyway, Happy Labor Day. For reals. Now get to work surprising and confusing your friends by sending them their very own PETA Labor Day e-card!
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