Tag: Chris Frantz

There are now 2 podcasts dissecting the Talking Heads catalog album-by-album

There are now 2 podcasts dissecting the Talking Heads catalog album-by-album

It’s a great time to be a Talking Heads fan, what with the recent publication of drummer Chris Frantz’s memoir “Remain in Love” and now not one but two podcasts dedicated to breaking down the legendary group’s recorded output album-by-album. Full details and you can listen to the most recent episodes here.

Q&A: Chris Frantz talks Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club and new book ‘Remain in Love’

Q&A: Chris Frantz talks Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club and new book ‘Remain in Love’

There’s a refreshing optimism to Chris Frantz’s new memoir “Remain in Love,” a positivity that beams through its pages as the drummer recounts, with some amazement, career highlights like touring with the Ramones, befriending the B-52’s and playing thrilling concerts with the big-band version of Talking Heads,

Talking Heads drummer Chris Frantz’s memoir ‘Remain in Love’ to be published in 2020

Talking Heads drummer Chris Frantz’s memoir ‘Remain in Love’ to be published in 2020

British publisher Faber Social has announced it will release a new memoir penned by Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club drummer Chris Frantz called “Remain in Love” in the spring of 2020 to coincide with the 40th anniversary that year of the band’s renowned fourth album Remain in Light.

Watch: Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz talk Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club in 2½-hour Tokyo lecture

Watch: Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz talk Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club in 2½-hour Tokyo lecture

Red Bull Music Academy has released the complete video of a lecture delivered in Tokyo last November by husband-and-wife musical team Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz, who discuss their history with the Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, plus the early CBGB scene and so much more, before taking audience questions.

Video: Tom Tom Club, ‘Kissin’ Antonio’ — second clip from new ‘Downtown Rockers’ EP

Video: Tom Tom Club, ‘Kissin’ Antonio’ — second clip from new ‘Downtown Rockers’ EP

Talking Heads spinoff Tom Tom Club — husband-and-wife rhythm section Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz —has delivered a new video for “Kissin’ Antonio,” the second single from the band’s recently released ‘Downtown Rockers’ EP, the duo’s first new release in a dozen years.

Video: Tom Tom Club, ‘Downtown Rockers’ — with Debbie Harry, Richard Hell cameos

Video: Tom Tom Club, ‘Downtown Rockers’ — with Debbie Harry, Richard Hell cameos

Talking Heads spinoff Tom Tom Club — husband-and-wife rhythm section Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz — today premiered the music video for “Downtown Rockers,” the title track of their just-released new EP, the duo’s first new release in a dozen years. The video features cameos from Debbie Harry and Richard Hell.

Stream: Tom Tom Club, ‘Downtown Rockers’ EP — first new release in 12 years

Stream: Tom Tom Club, ‘Downtown Rockers’ EP — first new release in 12 years

Talking Heads offshoot Tom Tom Club — husband-and-wife rhythm section Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz — this month will release their first new music in a dozen years in the form of the 6-track EP ‘Downtown Rockers,’ and you can listen to the whole set ahead of its release via an exclusive stream on East Village Radio.

Tom Tom Club releasing ‘Downtown Rockers’ EP — ‘a sort of ode to CBGB’ — in September

Tom Tom Club releasing ‘Downtown Rockers’ EP — ‘a sort of ode to CBGB’ — in September

Talking Heads offshoot Tom Tom Club — namely husband-and-wife rhythm section Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz — this September will release a new EP dubbed ‘Downtown Rockers’ both digitally and on vinyl, marking the duo’s first collection of new music since 2000’s ‘The Good, The Bad and The Funky.’

Talking Heads ‘Chronology’ DVD to feature live performances from 1975-1983, 2002

Talking Heads ‘Chronology’ DVD to feature live performances from 1975-1983, 2002

Eagle Rock Entertainment this fall will release a DVD compiling Talking Heads live performances from across the band’s touring career, an 18-track set called ‘Chronology’ that spans the years 1975 to 1983 — and includes the quartet performing “Life During Wartime” during its brief reunion at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.

Video: Tom Tom Club plays ‘Genius of Love,’ ‘Wordy Rappinghood’ on Jimmy Fallon

Last night, Talking Heads spinoff Tom Tom Club dropped by ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ in advance of tonight’s concert at Irving Plaza in New York, a show being billed as something of a 30th anniversary celebration for the band.

Tom Tom Club preps ‘Genius of Live’ CD, sets first North American tour in decade

Tom Tom Club preps ‘Genius of Live’ CD, sets first North American tour in decade

Husband-and-wife team/former Talking Heads rhythm section Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth this week announced they’ll take the Tom Tom Club out on the road for the group’s first ‘lengthy’ North American tour in 10 years this fall in support of the forthcoming album ‘Genius of Live.’

Catching up with Depeche Mode… and Paul Westerberg, Duran Duran, Echo & Bunnymen

Catching up with Depeche Mode… and Paul Westerberg, Duran Duran, Echo & Bunnymen

Round-up of headlines from last week while we were on vacation, including news about Paul Westerberg, Echo & The Bunnymen, Depeche Mode, Front Line Assembly, Nine Inch Nails, Talking Heads’ Christ Frantz, Duran Duran and more.

Tom Tom Club’s ‘Close to the Bone’ album comes to CD for first time

Tom Tom Club’s ‘Close to the Bone’ album comes to CD for first time

Talking Heads spinoff Tom Tom Club sees its sophomore album Close to the Bone released on CD for the first time ever next week as […]