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

By Michael West | 23rd May 2014

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...

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David Byrne And Fatboy Slim Musical To Open In London

4th May 2014

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...

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

By Joe Wilde | 4th December 2013

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...

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David Byrne Organising Philippines Charity Show With Here Lies Love Cast

19th November 2013

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),...

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Lou Reed Died Peacefully

1st November 2013

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,...

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Lou Reed Died Of Liver Disease

29th October 2013

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,...

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David Byrne Blasts Online Music Streaming

14th October 2013

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...

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

By Hayley Avron | 24th April 2013

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...

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

By Victoria Pavlova | 24th April 2013

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...

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

By Lorna Greville  | 19th February 2013

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...

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Fascinating Fact 13591

14th June 2012

Former Talking Heads leader David Byrne has teamed up with cult singer/songwriter ST. Vincent for a new collaboration album. The odd couple spent the last two years working on Love This Giant, which will be...

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St. Vincent Working With Byrne

17th April 2012

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...

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Fascinating Fact 13211

10th April 2012

Former Talking Heads star David Byrne and British DJ/hitmaker Fatboy Slim have joined forces to pen the songs for a new musical about former Filipina first lady Imelda Marcos that will premiere in New York...

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Chris Frantz Refuses To Give Up On Talking Heads Reunion Dream

15th February 2012

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...

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David Byrne & Haynes Join Aronofsky In Venice

8th July 2011

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...

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David Byrne Admits Talking Heads Offers Have Dried Up

31st May 2011

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...

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Fascinating Fact 11437

12th May 2011

Canadian rockers Arcade Fire have teamed up with Talking Heads frontman David Byrne to record a new song. The collaboration, titled Speaking In Tongues, will appear on a re-release of the band's 2010 album, The...

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David Byrne Settles Song Suit With Former Florida Governor

12th April 2011

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...

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Fascinating Fact 10730

25th January 2011

Former TALKING HEADS star DAVID BYRNE and singer/songwriter WILL OLDHAM have teamed up to score SEAN PENN's new movie THIS MUST BE THE PLACE. The film is named after a Talking Heads song.

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

3rd June 2010

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...

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Politician Drops Byrne Song After Legal Threat

27th May 2010

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...

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Byrne Sues Florida Politician Over Road To Nowhere

25th May 2010

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...

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Byrne Teams Up With Fatboy Slim For Album

16th December 2009

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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Cook And Byrne Search For Musical Marcos

5th October 2009

TALKING HEADS rocker DAVID BYRNE and DJ NORMAN COOK are on the hunt for a talented IMELDA MARCOS lookalike to star in a stage musical about the former Filipino first lady.The pair has collaborated on...

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Filmmakers Protest Israeli Sidebar At Toronto Film Fest

4th September 2009

The Toronto Film Festival's addition of a "City to City" sidebar has set off a political storm in advance of the festival's opening next week. The controversy centers on the festival's selection of Tel Aviv...

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The Edge Annoyed By U2 Carbon Criticism

16th August 2009

U2 star THE EDGE has hit back former TALKING HEADS frontman DAVID BYRNE for criticising the band's lavish shows - insisting the Irish rockers have always offset their carbon footprint.The With Or Without You hitmakers...

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Byrne Blasts Bono

29th July 2009

Former TALKING HEADS frontman DAVID BYRNE has taken aim at Irish rockers U2 for spending so much money on their current world tour, accusing human rights campaigner BONO of hypocrisy over the lavish shows.The singer/songwriter...

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Byrne Almost Ran Hilton Over With Bicycle

21st July 2009

Former TALKING HEADS rocker DAVID BYRNE once came close to knocking PARIS HILTON over with his bicycle during a ride in New York, when she unexpectedly stepped into his path.The singer is a keen cyclist...

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David Byrne To Open Brooklyn Festival

8th April 2009

DAVID BYRNE is set to play a free gig in New York City, it has been revealed. The former TALKING HEADS frontman will play as part of the Celebrate Brooklyn event, which is scheduled to...

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