Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders is not a fan of singers like Madonna, Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus. She calls them “porn stars trying to make records” because of their exhibitionist-type shows.

Chrissie says, “If you go and see Kate Bush, you’ll see a real musician. She takes care of business the way she wants. If a girl walks on stage and starts playing like Jimi Hendrix, believe me, no one will be asking her to take her clothes off. If you’re making music and people like it, that’s what you’re there for. If anyone says, ‘I have to do this because my record company told me,’ that’s a lie. The artist is in control of what they’re doing. You can always tell anyone to [screw] off. If they’re under pressure to get their kit off, maybe they should just be making porn films.”

Chrissie starts a North American tour on October 30th in Toronto.