Tag: David Byrne

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,

David Byrne performs ‘Once in a Lifetime’ and ‘Toe Jam’ on SNL, joins ‘Airport Sushi’ sketch

David Byrne performs ‘Once in a Lifetime’ and ‘Toe Jam’ on SNL, joins ‘Airport Sushi’ sketch

David Byrne returned to “Saturday Night Live” last night for his third appearance in four decades, performing the Talking Heads classic “Once in a Lifetime” and the far more obscure cut “Toe Jam,” which he recorded in 2008 with Fatboy Slim’s The Brighton Port Authority project. Watch those clips and more right here.

David Byrne reprising ‘American Utopia’ show for extended runs in Boston and on Broadway

David Byrne reprising ‘American Utopia’ show for extended runs in Boston and on Broadway

David Byrne spent much of 2018 on the road with his highly inventive stage performance built around that year’s American Utopia, and now the former Talking Heads frontman will reprise that show during extended runs in Boston and on Broadway in New York City. Full details right here.

Watch David Byrne induct a band named after a Talking Heads song into the Rock Hall

Watch David Byrne induct a band named after a Talking Heads song into the Rock Hall

David Byrne graced the stage of Friday night’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony in Brooklyn, inducting a band — Radiohead — that took its name from a song he wrote — “Radio Head” — for the Talking Heads’ 1986 companion album to the film “True Stories.” Watch the full speech right here.

Watch: David Byrne breaks out Prince’s ‘When Doves Cry’ at Portland karaoke bar

Watch: David Byrne breaks out Prince’s ‘When Doves Cry’ at Portland karaoke bar

Looks like David Byrne got into town a little early ahead of his concert in Portland, Ore., so he popped into the Alibi Tiki Lounge late Saturday night to do a little karaoke. His selection? Prince’s incomparable 1984 smash “When Doves Cry,” which you can watch right here via Instagram user talkheadtalk.

Watch: David Byrne brings his untethered band to ‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’

Watch: David Byrne brings his untethered band to ‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’

David Byrne stopped by “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Friday night to perform current single “Everybody’s Coming To My House,” and, in the process, show off his highly inventive, and very much untethered, stage show. Byrne and his wireless band roamed the stage, then joined Colbert at his desk.

This week’s new releases: David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia,’ plus new Erasure, Ministry

This week’s new releases: David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia,’ plus new Erasure, Ministry

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. This week’s new releases include titles from David Byrne of the Talking Heads, Erasure and Ministry.

David Byrne announces massive 80-date world tour in support of ‘American Utopia’

David Byrne announces massive 80-date world tour in support of ‘American Utopia’

David Byrne today announced a massive, 80-date world tour in support of his album American Utopia, a trek that will keep him on the road from early March through the end of August, accompanied by a 12-piece band performing “the most ambitious show I’ve done since the shows that were filmed for ‘Stop Making Sense.’”

David Byrne announces new album ‘American Utopia,’ debuts propulsive first single

David Byrne announces new album ‘American Utopia,’ debuts propulsive first single

Following records with Brian Eno and St. Vincent, former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne will release his first solo album in 14 years in March, a 10-song collection called American Utopia that the singer describes as an un-ironically titled “attempt to depict the world we live in now.” Listen to the first single right here.

David Byrne and 164 other musical acts to play the Coachella festival this year

David Byrne and 164 other musical acts to play the Coachella festival this year

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival unveiled the mammoth lineup for its two-weekend extravaganza this April, a bill that features legendary Talking Heads frontman David Byrne and 164 other musical acts, some whose names are written in really, really small type. Check out the full lineup, people.

David Byrne planning most ambitious show since ‘Stop Making Sense’ for East Coast run

David Byrne planning most ambitious show since ‘Stop Making Sense’ for East Coast run

David Byrne today announced plans for a short run of East Coast concerts next March at which he’ll test out a new stage concept that he’s calling his most ambitious since the 1983 tour by Talking Heads that Jonathan Demme documented with the film “Stop Making Sense.” See full dates right here.

New releases: Buzzcocks, The Vaselines, Big Country, David Byrne & Fatboy Slim

New releases: Buzzcocks, The Vaselines, Big Country, David Byrne & Fatboy Slim

This week’s releases include brand-new studio albums from the Buzzcocks, The Vaselines and Stiff LIttle Fingers, plus a reissue of Big Country’s “Steeltown” to marks its 30th anniversary, a collection of David Byrne/Fatboy Slim remixes from their stage production about Imelda Maros.

Hear a newly unearthed Talking Heads song from 1976: ‘We call it Theme’

Hear a newly unearthed Talking Heads song from 1976: ‘We call it Theme’

previously unreleased and apparently never-completed 5-minute-long Talking Heads instrumental called “Theme” has surfaced online via a recording of the first of the band’s two sets opening for a pair of performances by Television at CBGB’s on the night of July 30, 1976.

Video: ‘Talking Heads vs. Television’ — aka 1984 UK TV special ‘Once in a Lifetime’

Video: ‘Talking Heads vs. Television’ — aka 1984 UK TV special ‘Once in a Lifetime’

In 1984, David Byrne helped put together a TV special on the Talking Heads for U.K. TV’s Channel 4, a 68-minute mix of live material filmed at Wembley Arena, interviews, TV news clips, commercials and found footage and sound — sort of a visual version of My Life in the Bush of Ghosts set to live music.