David Byrne

David Byrne Launches Reasons to be Cheerful Online Magazine

Talking Heads frontman and noted solo artist David Byrne has announced a new editorial venture called Reasons to be Cheerful. The online magazine, which follows…
Rob Arcand / August 24, 2019

Felá Kuti: Our 1986 Interview

This article originally appeared in the July 1986 issue of SPIN. Nigeria's Felá Anikulapo-Kuti, political gadfly, king of Afrobeat, and preeminent pan-Africanist, regained…
Randall F. Grass / July 27, 2019

Talking Heads: Our 1985 Cover Story

This article originally appeared in the June 1985 issue of SPIN. The Talking Heads invented the modern rock band. They found that if you're…

David Byrne Announces Broadway Residency

Over the past year, David Byrne has been taking his American Utopia tour across the world; now, he's bringing it to Broadway for a limited engagement at…
Will Gottsegen / May 17, 2019

Watch David Byrne & Mavis Staples Sing The Talking Heads At Her 80th Birthday Show At The Apollo

David Byrne and Mavis Staples are two legends who come from vastly different musical traditions, but they’ve got a long history with each other. And…
Tom Breihan, Stereogum / May 10, 2019

David Byrne Inducts Radiohead Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

David Byrne gave a speech inducting Radiohead into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Though the band weren't fully present at the ceremony, with…
Rob Arcand / March 30, 2019

Rock Hall 2019 Presenters: David Byrne to Induct Radiohead, Trent Reznor for The Cure, More

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony is set to take place on March 29 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, and the list of induction…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 13, 2019

Tune-Yards — “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” (Eurythmics Cover)

Tune-Yards have recorded a new version "ABC 123" from this year's "I can feel you creep into my private life" and a cover of Eurythmics'
Isabella Castro-Cota / August 30, 2018

David Byrne Announces New UK and Ireland Tour Dates

David Byrne has announced a new European tour supporting his March album American Utopia. Byrne has added a series of dates in the UK and…
Winston Cook-Wilson / June 12, 2018

David Byrne Plays Talking Heads Hits at Coachella: Watch

David Byrne brought his ambitious new live show to Coachella day two this weekend, with a large band of musicians who all freely move around…
Andy Cush / April 16, 2018

Watch David Byrne Perform “Everybody’s Coming to My House” Live on Colbert

Last night, David Byrne was the musical guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where he performed the song "Everybody's Coming to My House"
Rob Arcand / March 10, 2018

David Byrne’s American Utopia Gets Caught Between Pop and Experimentation

American Utopia is the first David Byrne release to be billed as a pure solo album since 2004’s Grown Backwards, but it has more in…
Andy Cush / March 8, 2018

David Byrne Regrets “Not Hiring and Collaborating With Women” on American Utopia

Last week, David Byrne shared a playlist comprised of the music of his collaborators for his forthcoming album American Utopia. Accompanied with this playlist was…
Maggie Serota / March 5, 2018

Stream David Byrne’s New Album American Utopia

After previewing his new record with two singles, "Everybody's Coming to My House" and the Oneohtrix Point Never collaboration "This Is That," David Byrne has shared American Utopia.
Arielle Gordon / March 1, 2018

Perfume Genius Announces New Tour Dates With David Byrne, Big Thief and Belle & Sebastian

Perfume Genius has announced new tour dates, including several shows opening for David Byrne on his American Utopia tour. He is also supporting Belle & Sebastian on several…
Arielle Gordon / February 21, 2018
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