This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Pretenders' landmark debut album and Chrissie Hynde and Martin Chambers will be together again, touring with the 2020 lineup of the band with Journey this spring and summer throughout North America. We're celebrating the band (and Hynde as a solo artist) as an FUV Essentials again.
The Pretenders (photo by Joel Ryan/AP)
Had he lived, Tom Petty would have turned 69 on October 20 of this year. As Damn the Torpedoes turns 40 in October 2019 (and Full Moon Fever marked its 30th anniversary this past spring), we're saluting Petty as an FUV Essentials.
Tom Petty (Original photo by Takahiro Kyono from Tokyo, Japan, CC BY 2.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)
For their exploration, chutzpah, honesty, and for their ability to be dark, weird, and happily hooky at the same time, Wilco is and shall remain an FUV Essentials artist. The band's new album, Ode to Joy, is out now.
Wilco (photo by Zoran Orlic, PR)
As an FUV Essentials artist, Sheryl Crow symbolizes not only great pop and rock songwriting, but the genuine power of a true activist.
Sheryl Crow (photo courtesy of the artist, PR)