talking heads

Selena Gomez Samples Talking Heads for “Bad Liar”

Last night, 13 Reasons Why executive producer and sometime pop star Selena Gomez dropped her new single "Bad Liar," which takes its bass line from Talking Heads'
Brian Josephs / May 18, 2017

I Guess I’m Already There: Jonathan Demme Understood How Music and Film Worked Together

"Hi. I’ve got a tape I want to play," says a person dressed like the cabana boy at the health club, possibly in his early…
Alfred Soto / April 27, 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

Mavis Staples and Arcade Fire Cover Talking Heads’ “Slippery People”

Three years ago, at a massive 75th-birthday all-star tribute concert in her Chicago hometown, the soul and gospel legend Mavis Staples covered the Talking Heads…
Tom Breihan, Stereogum / April 14, 2017

N.W.A, David Bowie, Talking Heads Works Enter the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry

An eclectic mix of aural achievements, headlined by Judy Garland ("Over the Rainbow"), Barbra Streisand ("People"), N.W.A (Straight Outta Compton) and Vin Scully (the last Dodgers-Giants game at New York's…
Mike Barnes, Billboard / March 29, 2017

Read Chuck Berry’s Reviews of The Clash, The Sex Pistols, The Ramones, and More

In a 1980 interview with the now-defunct zine Jet Lag, Chuck Berry, who died Saturday at age 90, divulged that he was behind on new…
Dale Eisinger / March 19, 2017

New Music: Japandroids Cover Talking Heads’ “Love → Building On Fire”

Japandroids have released a limited edition 7″ of their latest album's title track, "Near to the Wild Heart of Life." Side B features the duo's dramatic take on…
Brian Josephs / February 15, 2017

Watch Stephen Colbert Evoke David Byrne While Covering the Talking Heads’ “Once in a Lifetime”

Noted Montclair, N.J. resident Stephen Colbert offered the Internets a treat during his appearance at a fundraiser for the Montclair Film Festival. The Late Show host…
Brian Josephs / February 6, 2017

Watch Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, and Maya Rudolph Perform Live as Test Pattern, Their Talking Heads Parody Band

Test Pattern, the Talking Heads parody band featuring Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, and Maya Rudolph, is a clever and committed schtick. They've already got a late night performance,…
Anna Gaca / October 30, 2016

New Music: Stream an Album by Test Pattern, Fred Armisen and Bill Hader’s Talking Heads Parody Band

On the most recent episode of their IFC mockumentary show Documentary Now!, Fred Armisen and Bill Hader mounted a tribute to Stop Making Sense, Jonathan Demme's 1984 Talking…
Anna Gaca / October 13, 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

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

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

The Soviet Union Banned These Bands in 1985

Putin wouldn't want you to see this list. It proves that his beloved Soviets were completely terrified of the West's "violent," "fascist," "racist," and, dare…
Sarah Kaufman / June 5, 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
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