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David Byrne Launches We Are Not Divided Multimedia Journalism Project

David Byrne has announced a new multimedia journalism-focused project titled We Are Not Divided. The project is born from Reasons to Be Cheerful, Byrne's…
Katherine Turman / September 17, 2020

David Byrne Announces Second Run of American Utopia Broadway Dates

If you missed the once in a lifetime opportunity to see one of the first 121 performances of David Byrne’s concert tour-turned-Broadway hit, American Utopia,…
Josh Chesler / February 16, 2020

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Pearl Jam, David Byrne, Postal Service and More Contribute New Songs to Voting Rights Compilation

If you thought the first Good Music to Avert the Collapse of American Democracy, which featured R.E.M., Hayley Williams, Matt Berninger, Phoebe Bridgers and more…
Katherine Turman / September 30, 2020

Watch the First Full Trailer for David Byrne’s American Utopia

A few weeks ago, a snippet of a trailer dropped for the upcoming film that chronicles David Byrne's American Utopia Broadway show that ran from October 2019 through…
Daniel Kohn / September 22, 2020

David Byrne Apologizes for Wearing Blackface in Stop Making Sense Promo Video

Ex-Talking Heads singer David Byrne has apologized for wearing Blackface in a promo video for the band's 1984 film Stop Making Sense. In a…
Daniel Kohn / September 1, 2020

Watch the First Teaser Trailer of David Byrne’s American Utopia

Earlier this year in the before times, David Byrne was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live for the first time in over 30 years and performed two…
Daniel Kohn / August 24, 2020

Talking Heads’ Chris Frantz Recalls Band’s Tense Final Meeting

Talking Heads drummer Chris Frantz breaks down the turbulence of the band's final days in his newly issued memoir, Remain in Love — including a particularly…
Ryan Reed / July 21, 2020

Whitney Announce Covers Album, Release Rendition Of The Roches’ ‘Hammond Song’

Few bands can emulate the twang of John Denver. Fewer can come close to showcasing the soul of SWV. And, well, only one band can…
Brenton Blanchet / July 15, 2020

Iggy Pop, David Byrne and More Appear in Artist Maurizo Cattelan’s Bedtime Stories

Iggy Pop, David Byrne and other artists are collaborating on a new art project by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan. Titled Bedtime Stories, the digital…
Emily Tan / May 15, 2020

David Byrne’s Reasons to be Cheerful Debuts New COVID-19 Series

Reasons to be Cheerful, the online magazine founded by David Byrne, has just dropped a new reported series "about changes that have long seemed out…
Emily Tan / May 1, 2020

David Byrne Champions Connectedness in Coronavirus Essay

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to change the way in which we live our lives, David Byrne has penned an essay for his online magazine Reasons…
Katrina Nattress / March 28, 2020

Why David Byrne Finally Got His U.S. Citizenship

David Byrne's latest concert series, American Utopia, opened on Broadway in October, and now, three months after its debut, the songwriter is ready to open…
Rob Arcand / January 5, 2020

Arcade Fire: Our 2006 Interview

This article originally appeared in the January 2006 issue of SPIN. In honor of the 15th anniversary of the band's debut album Funeral, we’re republishing it here.
Caryn Ganz / September 14, 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

Fela Kuti: Our 1986 Interview

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