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FILE - In a Jan. 22, 2009 file photo, singer Chrissie Hynde, lead singer of the Pretenders, pauses during rehearsals at John Henry's Studio in north London. The biggest clash of fans might just happen the night before the Super Bowl when The Pretenders and Faith Hill perform together live from Grand Prairie, Texas. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)
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FILE - In a Jan. 22, 2009 file photo, singer Chrissie Hynde, lead singer of the Pretenders, pauses during rehearsals at John Henry's Studio in north London. The biggest clash of fans might just happen the night before the Super Bowl when The Pretenders and Faith Hill perform together live from Grand Prairie, Texas. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)

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