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Anna Calvi, William Onyeabor Set For David Byrne's Meltdown 2015

David Byrne has announced the first slate of acts for Meltdown Festival 2015, which he curates at the Southbank Centre in London from 17-30 August. The bill is unsurprisingly varied and eclectic and includes pioneering...

David Byrne Working On New Musical

The Psychokiller singer previously co-created a show about Imelda Marcos, the former First Lady of the Philippines, and the woman who raised her, and he's set to tackle the story of another real-life...

David Byrne Crashes His Own Tribute Gig With Marching Band

Shortly after Cee-Lo Green performed Byrne's Take Me to the River, the rocker stunned fans with a little help from the Brooklyn United Marching Band. The Talking Heads frontman and his new...

David Byrne To Curate Meltdown Festival At Southbank Centre

David Byrne, the British singer-songwriter and founder of Taking Heads, is to curate the 2015 Meltdown festival at the Southbank Centre though says he is still working on his "wish list" for who he invites...

David Byrne Organising High School Flag Spinning Show

Former Talking Heads star David Byrne has recruited singers Nelly Furtado, Kelis and St. Vincent to stage special performances at an upcoming high school flag spinning competition.The rocker is organising Contemporary Color, an event which...

Perry Farrell And Rufus Wainwright Line Up For David Byrne And Talking Heads Tribute

Rocker Perry Farrell, singer Rufus Wainwright and hip-hop band The Roots are set to salute David Byrne and the Talking Heads at a special tribute concert next year (15).ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, O.A.R., Steve Earle...

Here Lies Love Musical To Close In New York

A musical written by rocker David Byrne and dance star Fatboy Slim about the former First Lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos, will close in New York in January (15).Here Lies Love, a stage show...

Alicia Keys To Team Up With Byrne For Black Ball

Alicia Keys will share the stage with ex-Talking Heads star David Byrne at this year's (14) Black Ball fundraiser.The 11th annual Keep a Child Alive benefit at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York on 30...

David Byrne Warns Scots About Independence

Former Talking Heads star David Byrne has warned his fellow Scots to be careful what they wish for when it comes to independence from the rest of the U.K.Ahead of next month's (Sep14) referendum, which...

David Byrne Joins Arcade Fire As Dracula At Final New York Gig

Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne surprised concert-goers at Arcade Fire's gig in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday (24Aug14) by dressing up as Dracula to perform a spooky collaboration.The Canadian rockers have been paying tribute...

Red Bull Music Academy Festival Set For Ultimate Closing Party In New York

Firstly, we recognise that reporting on a mixture of New York parties, eclectic performances and signature lectures from prominent music movers and shakers could seem, well, immaterial. Let's face it, Gotham is one long eclectic...

David Byrne And Fatboy Slim Musical To Open In London

A musical written by British musicians David Byrne and Fatboy Slim about former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos is set to open in London later this year (14).Here Lies Love, the stage show based on...

Spotify Explains Its Business Model In A Bid To Prove Its Worth To Artists

Streaming service Spotify have decided to go transparent with their business plan in the face of mounting criticism over the way it conducts business with the artists available on the site. The company have launched...

David Byrne Organising Philippines Charity Show With Here Lies Love Cast

Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne is organising a charity concert to benefit the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.The show will take place at Terminal 5 in New York on 25 November (13),...

Lou Reed Died Peacefully

Lou Reed died ''looking at the trees'' while doing Tai Chi. The legendary Velvet Underground musician passed away from liver cancer at his home in New York last Sunday (27.10.13), and his wife, Laurie Anderson,...

Lou Reed Died Of Liver Disease

Lou Reed died of liver disease.The legendary Velvet Underground frontman and pioneer of modern rock passed away on Sunday (27.10.13) aged 71, and it has now been confirmed he died of complications with his liver,...

David Byrne Blasts Online Music Streaming

Veteran rocker David Byrne has lashed out at the owners of music streaming websites, accusing them of paying a "pittance" to artists whose tracks they sell.The former Talking Heads frontman insists services such as Spotify...

Reliably Unusual: David Byrne's Imelda Marcos Musical A Hit With The Critics

David Byrne is a man known for pushing boundaries. Be it the stretching of the outer limits of art-pop, with Talking Heads, or, indeed, prodding at the concept of comfortable suit design (remember that over-sized...

David Byrne's "Here Lies Love" Offers Fresh Take On Imelda Marcos's Familiar Story

David Byrne’s Here Lies Love is loud, glamorous and exposes the sins of a culture – what more could you ask for?The musical, now playing on the stage of the New York Public theatre, focuses...

Bjork, Paul Mccartney And R Kelly: Variegated Lineup For Tennessee's Bonnaroo Festival

The Bonnaroo festival line-up has been released and it's something to get yourself excited about. Not got a ticket? You'll definitely want to get yourself one once you see who'll be performing. The Bonnaroo festival...

St. Vincent Working With Byrne

Cult singer ST. Vincent is hitting the road with Talking Heads legend David Byrne after they recorded an album together.St. Vincent, real name Annie Clark, began working with Byrne in a New York recording studio...

Chris Frantz Refuses To Give Up On Talking Heads Reunion Dream

Former Talking Heads star Chris Frantz refuses to give up on a reunion and hopes frontman David Byrne "wakes up" to the idea one day.The drummer tells Billboard.com that he, his wife and bandmate Tina...

David Byrne & Haynes Join Aronofsky In Venice

Former Talking Heads star David Byrne and director Todd Haynes will join filmmaker Darren Aronofsky among the judges at this year's (11) Venice Film Festival in Italy.Aronofsky has already been announced as jury head and...

David Byrne Admits Talking Heads Offers Have Dried Up

Pop star David Byrne has revealed the offers for Talking Heads to reform have dried up - but he insists there is too much "animosity" for the band to regroup anyway.The Once in a Lifetime...

David Byrne Settles Song Suit With Former Florida Governor

Former Talking Heads star David Byrne has settled his copyright battle with former Florida Governor Charlie Crist.The rocker filed a $1 million (£625,000) lawsuit against the politician last year (10) after Crist used his song...

Byrne: 'I Had No Choice But To File Suit Over Song'

Former TALKING HEADS star DAVID BYRNE insists he'll continue with his copyright battle against Florida Governor CHARLIE CRIST - because the politician has wrecked his reputation by using his song ROAD TO NOWHERE without permission.Byrne...

Politician Drops Byrne Song After Legal Threat

Former TALKING HEADS star DAVID BYRNE has won the first battle in his fight to stop a Florida politician using his hit ROAD TO NOWHERE.The rocker filed a $1 million (£666,600) lawsuit against state Governor...

Byrne Sues Florida Politician Over Road To Nowhere

Former TALKING HEADS star DAVID BYRNE is suing a Florida politician for using his ROAD TO NOWHERE hit as a campaign anthem - without permission.The rocker is seeking $1 million (£666,600) in damages from state...

Byrne Teams Up With Fatboy Slim For Album

Former TALKING HEADS star DAVID BYRNE has teamed up with DJ FATBOY SLIM for a new album.The two stars have recorded Here Lies Love together with guest artists including Santigold and Sia. The collaborative album...

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