talking heads

Parliament-Funkadelic: Our 1985 Interview With George Clinton

This article originally appeared in the October 1985 issue of SPIN. Where it all began is a barbershop in Plainfield, New Jersey, back in…
Greg Tate / August 25, 2019

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

The Ramones: Our 1986 Interview

This article originally appeared in the August 1986 issue of SPIN. It was one of those humid summer days in 1979 when the…
Legs McNeil and John Holmstrom / August 11, 2019

The Modern Lovers: Our 1986 Feature, Funny How Love Is

This article originally appeared in the June 1986 issue of SPIN. "We don't want some girl to fool around with / We don't…
Scott Cohen / July 20, 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

Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club Inducted Into Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame

Tina Weymouth—founding member of both Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club—is being inducted into the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame. Weymouth is one of thee…
Rob Arcand / November 4, 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 Announces American Utopia, Posts New Single “Everybody’s Coming to My House”

David Byrne is releasing a new album very soon, his first since 2004's Grown Backwards. American Utopia is due out on March 9, and features…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 8, 2018

Watch the National Cover Talking Heads’ “Heaven” in London

The definitive live version of Talking Heads' "Heaven" will always be the performance from Stop Making Sense, in which David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, and an offstage backing…
Andy Cush / September 27, 2017

Hear Hamilton Leithauser’s Cover of the Talking Heads’ Classic “Road to Nowhere”

Following his pretty great cover of Shane MacGowan's "The Song With No Name" last week, Hamilton Leithauser of the Walkmen has released a similarly inspired…
Andy Cush / August 1, 2017

Remembering New York City’s 1977 Blackout: The Talking Heads Were BBQing and Grandmaster Caz Looted a DJ Mixer

On July 13, 1977--a sweltering summer night, 40 years ago today--lightning struck a Con Ed cable draped over the Hudson River, about 40 miles north…
Andy Cush / July 13, 2017

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
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