David Byrne

Watch David Byrne Lead Whitney Houston Karaoke at His How Music Works Variety Show in NYC

Last night, David Byrne hosted a variety show at the Town Hall in NYC to celebrate a new edition of his How Music Works book,…
James Rettig, Stereogum / June 2, 2017

David Byrne Will Release a New Album Next Year

David Byrne participated in a Reddit AMA interview, and there are a couple of interesting takeaways. First off, he’s expecting to release a new solo…
James Rettig, Stereogum / May 11, 2017

David Byrne Is Hosting a How Music Works Variety Show

David Byrne is preparing a staged "variety show" inspired by a new chapter in the latest edition of his 2012 book How Music Works. That chapter is…
Anna Gaca / May 10, 2017

Watch David Byrne Perform “Once in a Lifetime” with Angélique Kidjo at Carnegie Hall

Beninese singer Angélique Kidjo performed Talking Heads’ 1980 classic Remain In Light in full at New York’s Carnegie Hall last night, and she brought along…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / May 7, 2017

Read David Byrne’s Heartfelt Tribute to Jonathan Demme

David Byrne and Jonathan Demme--the legendary, versatile, award-winning American director that passed away today--have a long friendship. They met while collaborating on a film that…
Winston Cook-Wilson / April 26, 2017

Watch a Trailer for David Byrne’s New Documentary Contemporary Color

This weekend, the official trailer for the documentary Contemporary Color was released. The film captures a stage performance of the same name that David Byrne…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 30, 2017

David Byrne: ‘It’s Not About Taking Away Everyone’s Guns’

In the wake of a catastrophic mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne has taken some time out…
Anna Gaca / June 22, 2016

Roots Picnic New York 2016 Lineup: David Byrne, D’Angelo, Wu-Tang Clan, and More

The Roots Picnic, a festival that's taken place in Philadelphia over the past nine years, will be holding its first ever iteration in New York…
Brian Josephs / June 6, 2016

David Byrne Has Written a Musical About Joan of Arc

David Byrne has written a new musical based on the story of Joan of Arc. Titled Saint Joan, it'll comprise "almost all contemporary music with…
Rachel Brodsky / May 20, 2016

Watch David Byrne and the Roots Cover David Bowie’s ‘Fame’ at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

David Byrne, Kimbra, and the Roots opened last night's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony with a tribute that needed no introduction: David Bowie's "Fame." The annual…
Anna Gaca / April 9, 2016

David Byrne and Arcade Fire Played Some Talking Heads Songs Together This Weekend

David Byrne dropped in on Arcade Fire's Kanpe Kanaval benefit concert to perform some Talking Heads songs this past weekend in Montreal. Byrne joined Régine Chassagne, celebrity All Star MVP…
Anna Gaca / February 22, 2016

David Byrne Has a Theory About Why People Support Donald Trump

Former Talking Head David Byrne has some thoughts about the social media ouroboros that fuels supporters of day-old cream puff pastry and ostensible presidential candidate Donald Trump. In a…
Anna Gaca / February 12, 2016

Watch St. Vincent Debut New Song ‘Everyone You Know Will Go Away’

St. Vincent debuted a new song called "Everyone You Know Will Go Away" at David Byrne's Contemporary Color show, which ran for two nights over…
Rachel Brodsky / June 29, 2015

David Byrne, St. Vincent, Ad Rock, and More Premiered New Songs Last Night

During last night's Luminato Festival at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, David Byrne and some of his closest friends — St. Vincent, Dev Hynes,…
Brennan Carley / June 23, 2015

Listen to David Byrne’s Insightful Appearance on ‘WTF With Marc Maron’

Marc Maron's WTF podcast almost always offers up some fascinating conversations, and most recently the comedian had Talking Heads luminary David Byrne onto his show for…
James Grebey / May 18, 2015
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