talking heads

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

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
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