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Chrissie Hynde: Reality television is 'soulless'

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Chrissie Hynde: Reality television is 'soulless'

Chrissie Hynde thinks reality television is "soulless".

The 'I'll Stand By You' hitmaker has slated the industry for being "fast turnover" compared to the music industry but is convinced that music will come out victorious in the end.

She said: "Reality TV has kind of taken over in the last 10 years. It's part of the machine. It's just a system. It pays people. They have jobs. It's soulless. It's a temporary, fast turnover of stuff.

"Artists, someone who's sat on the edge of their bed for three years trying to learn the guitar, learn their craft - they really want to develop it and get good at it and do it all their life; they don't want to be a flash in the pan and make a lot of money. And I think it will win out in the end."

When asked if she is a fan of the Kardashians, she added: "I don't know. I would know who they were if I saw a picture, probably. But I don't know, beyond that, what their thing is. But I guess not. I don't have an opinion."

The 64-year-old singer also lamented about the changing face of the music industry.

She added to PEOPLE magazine: "None of the stuff I loved growing up was mainstream. You had to find it for yourself, and that turned you on. You would walk down the street and see someone carrying an album you liked ... It was a fun thing. Now everything's mainstream, and everything has to be big, and everyone has to be the biggest. It's just not cool anymore. Nothing's cool.

"Frankly, after all the reality television and after all the talent shows for people who aren't very talented, judged by people who have no taste ... For all this stuff that you see, none of it - for an 18-year-old kid - could be better than picking up a guitar, getting on the drum kit, and just bashing it out with your mates. It doesn't matter how much money you made or if you got famous. There is nothing better."