Tag: Tom Tom Club

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.

Regeneration Tour scales back, announces new West Coast dates, confirms lineups

Regeneration Tour scales back, announces new West Coast dates, confirms lineups

Still struggling from the loss of planned headliner The Human League, the promoters of this summer’s Regeneration Tour today announced they’ve been forced to scale back to a West Coast-only trek, unveiling new shows and lineups in Portland, Ore., Sacramento and Mexico City while also canceling a date in Atlanta.

Update: Tom Tom Club not joining lineup-challenged Regeneration Tour after all

Update: Tom Tom Club not joining lineup-challenged Regeneration Tour after all

Despite fans’ concerns that the entire trek had been scrubbed, it appears the Regeneration Tour is still on this summer, with Talking Heads spinoff Tom Tom Club and New Wave stars A Flock of Seagulls filling in at certain dates for The Human League, which quit the tour late month.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Joey Ramone, Debbie Harry, Tina Weymouth, Jerry Harrison — 1990

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Joey Ramone, Debbie Harry, Tina Weymouth, Jerry Harrison — 1990

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind,we present a real gem: a 17-minute reel from the May 24, 1990, episode of “120 Minutes” in which host Dave Kendall interviews the principal players of that summer’s Escape From New York Tour, with Joey Ramone, Debbie Harry, Tina Weymouth and Jerry Harrision.

Glastonbury 2013: Nick Cave, Primal Scream, PiL, Tom Tom Club, Johnny Marr — and more

Glastonbury 2013: Nick Cave, Primal Scream, PiL, Tom Tom Club, Johnny Marr — and more

The lineup for this summer’s Glastonbury festival was announced today, and it’s an utter monstrosity, with headliners The Rolling Stones, Arctic Monkeys and Mumford & Sons joined by a seemingly endless list of bands, including Primal Scream, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Elvis Costello, Billy Bragg and more.

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.

New releases: Pet Shop Boys, David Byrne, Tom Tom Club, Aztec Camera, English Beat

New releases: Pet Shop Boys, David Byrne, Tom Tom Club, Aztec Camera, English Beat

This week’s new releases include brand-new albums from Pet Shop Boys, David Byrne and St. Vincent and Tom Tom Club, plus reissues from The Stone Roses and Aztec Camera, a live CD/DVD of The English Beat’s US Festival performances, and best-ofs from Duran Duran and Propaganda.

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.

The Week in Rock: July 8-14, 2012

The Week in Rock: July 8-14, 2012

Welcome to the Week in Rock, where we round up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week. This edition includes items about INXS, Depeche Mode, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, Johnny Marr, Alison Moyet, The Cure, Public Image Ltd., The Dream Syndicate, Franke Goes to Hollywood, The Fixx and more.

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.’

The Psychedelic Furs extend tour of eastern U.S. this March

The Psychedelic Furs extend tour of eastern U.S. this March

The Psychedelic Furs are following up last fall’s co-headlining tour with Tom Tom Club with a short, six-date club tour of the northeast U.S. this March, promising fans can ‘get up close to the band’ as the group kicks off ‘what promises to be a busy 2012’ — which should include soon-to-be-announced U.K. dates.