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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

Help Kickstart De La Soul’s New Album for a Shot at Meeting the Group

Though they've not released a new album since 2004, De La Soul have just announced plans to Kickstart a new full length that'll feature guest…
Brennan Carley / March 30, 2015

Watch Sharon Jones, Santigold, and More Salute David Byrne at Tribute Concert

David Byrne had a star-studded charity tribute concert in his honor at New York's Carnegie Hall last night, where the following artists got up onstage…
Rachel Brodsky / March 24, 2015

Arcade Fire Enlists Vampire David Byrne for a Cover of Suicide’s ‘Dream Baby Dream’

For their three-night stint at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, Arcade Fire went punk. Leather and studs were left at home, but the Montreal band continued their…
Colin Joyce / August 25, 2014

Watch Ezra Koenig, David Byrne, Boy George, More Sing a Song From ‘Grease’

Ezra Koenig spent his Friday night leading SPIN's 2013 Band of the Year through a rollicking set at Bonnaroo, but from the looks of things…
Colin Joyce / June 16, 2014

David Byrne Covered ‘Just a Friend’ So Biz Markie Can Get Paid

Arguments about copyright law don't get much more life-affirming than this. Earlier this week, David Byrne announced in his email newsletter that he'd be performing…
Marc Hogan / February 26, 2014

Watch David Byrne Revive the Talking Heads’ ‘And She Was’ With Jherek Bischoff

Earlier this week, composer Jherek Bischoff played a pair of guest-heavy gigs at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn. As Stereogum points out, the Seattle-based visionary…
Kyle McGovern / January 10, 2014

Hear Talking Heads’ Unreleased ‘Theme’ Song, Recorded in 1976

In the summer of 1976, the Talking Heads were only a year past their first show (opening for the Ramones) and a year away from…
Chris Martins / December 26, 2013

David Byrne Plans Philippines Benefit With Imelda Marcos Musical Cast

David Byrne and the cast of Here Lies Love, the musical drawn from his 2010 concept compilation with Fatboy Slim, are doing their part to…
Marc Hogan / November 18, 2013

Gang of Four’s Dave Allen Is #TeamSpotify, Calls Out David Byrne and Thom Yorke

Punk-era figures named David continue to share opinions about online streaming. First it was Talking Heads' David Byrne, whose critique of Spotify and its ilk…
Marc Hogan / October 14, 2013

David Byrne Now Burning Down the Online-Streaming House

The music business hears its future in online music streaming. David Byrne hears a giant sucking sound. In a new op-ed for The Guardian, the…
Marc Hogan / October 11, 2013

David Byrne: This Is Not My Beautiful City (Thanks to the One Percent)

The Talking Heads met in Providence, Rhode Island, but they formed in New York City, and they've always been tightly linked to their adopted home.
Marc Hogan / October 8, 2013

David Byrne Takes It in the Face in Fidgety, Literal ‘Eyes’ Video

Last year, orchestral pop mastermind Jherek Bischoff tapped David Byrne to sing "Eyes," the sweeping second track off his Composed LP. Now the two have reunited for the…
Kyle McGovern / July 10, 2013

David Byrne and St. Vincent Bring Tight Chemistry to New York’s Capitol Theatre

David Byrne and St. Vincent have been touring their collaborative 2012 LP Love This Giant for close to a year now, so it stands to…
Maud Deitch / July 1, 2013
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