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Byrne Rules Out Talking Heads Reunion

25th March 2009

Singer DAVID BYRNE has ruled himself out a TALKING HEADS reunion - insisting he doesn't need the money. The group - who broke devotees' hearts when they split in 1991 - could demand a fortune to...

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Unheard Talking Heads Tracks To Be Released

23rd February 2009

Fans of Eighties rockers TALKING HEADS are in for a treat - the band's record label is preparing an album of never-released songs. The group broke devotees' hearts when they split in 1991 and feuding among...

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Coldplay Star Drafted In To Help Finish Byrne's Album

22nd February 2009

COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN was drafted in to help rocker DAVID BYRNE write his new album, after the former TALKING HEADS star was struck with writer's block. The Scottish-born star teamed up with producer Brian Eno...

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Byrne Urges Fans To Get Out And Vote In Email

4th November 2008

Former TALKING HEADS star DAVID BYRNE is urging fans to vote for a new U.S. president - even though he can't. The Scottish-born rocker isn't eligible to vote in today's (04Nov08) election because he's classed...

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Maximo Park Recording Third Album

29th October 2008

It's been confirmed MAXIMO PARK are recording their third album! The band have flown over to LA to work with Nick Launay (YEAH YEAH YEAHS, NICK CAVE and TALKING HEADS). Singer Paul Smith recently said that...

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Byrne Builds Bike Racks For New Yorkers

23rd August 2008

TALKING HEADS rocker DAVID BYRNE is helping New Yorkers pedal around the Big Apple, by designing a range of arty bicycle racks. The nine installations have been places in various locations around the boroughs of...

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Fascinating Fact 5320

15th May 2008

Revered American artist ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG has died at his home in Florida. He was 82. The pop art pioneer won a Grammy award for his work designing the cover for the TALKING HEADS album SPEAKING...

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Rocker Byrne Sings New Tune With Building Project

13th May 2008

TALKING HEADS frontman DAVID BYRNE has plans to alter New York's legendary skyline - when he turns a landmark building into a giant musical instrument. Byrne, 55, is planning to erect a temporary installation that...

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Byrne Confused By Ikea

9th January 2008

TALKING HEADS star DAVID BYRNE was shocked by his first visit to Swedish furniture chain Ikea - because the mocked-up rooms confused him. The singer was so perplexed by the rooms and kitchens on display...

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David Byrne Blasts Bush + Cheney

29th January 2007

Pop legend DAVID BYRNE has accused US President GEORGE W BUSH and Vice President DICK CHENEY of leading America in the same way as the late SADDAM HUSSEIN led Iraq. The former TALKING HEADS frontman...

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Smith Plays Farewell Cgbg Gig

16th October 2006

LATEST: Veteran rocker PATTI SMITH played an emotional last gig at New York punk mecca CBGB last night (15OCT06), insisting the venue in which she was discovered will always be in her heart. The GLORIA...

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Bennett: 'I'd Like Hector To Teach My Work'

4th October 2006

Acclaimed British playwright ALAN BENNETT has tipped one of his fictional teachers as the perfect candidate to teach his work in UK schools. Bennett, whose collection of monologues TALKING HEADS has been on the country's...

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Patti Smith Performance To Close Cbgb

22nd September 2006

Veteran rocker PATTI SMITH will play the last gig at New York punk mecca CBGB next month (OCT06). The GLORIA star will perform alongside her longtime guitarist LENNY KAYE on 15 October (06). CBGB was...

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Cbgb Heads West To Las Vegas

8th August 2006

LATEST: New York punk mecca CBGB is moving to Las Vegas, Nevada. After months of speculation as to the future of the club, CBGB boss HILLY KRISTAL - who lost his lease last year (05)...

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The Things They Say 2400

8th July 2006

"The best way I can describe that song is, say, DAVID BOWIE and (former TALKING HEADS star) DAVID BYRNE decided to do a cover of JAMES BROWN's SEX MACHINE." JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE has high expectation for...

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Cbgb's Club To Close In September

7th July 2006

New York's revered CBGB club will close its doors for the last time at the end of September (06). The venue, famous for nurturing the US punk scene in the mid-to-late 1970s by hosting early...

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Ferry Eyes Eno Reunion

7th June 2006

ROXY MUSIC star BRYAN FERRY has hinted founding member BRIAN ENO may return to the group for a string of live reunion dates. Eno, who has already contributed to the band's first new album in...

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Bennett Bags 'Play Of The Year' Award

15th May 2006

Acclaimed British playwright ALAN BENNETT is celebrating transatlantic success after his Broadway hit THE HISTORY BOYS was named play of the year by the New York Drama Critics' Circle last week (ends12MAY06). The accolade makes...

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Fatboy Slim Rows With Imelda Marcos Over Musical

4th April 2006

DJ FATBOY SLIM is embroiled in a bizarre row with former Philippines First Lady IMELDA MARCOS over his plans to write a musical based on her life. Last year (05), the ROCKAFELLA SKANK hitmaker unveiled...

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The Killers Embrace Change

30th September 2005

American rockers THE KILLERS warn fans their second album will be completely different from their critically acclaimed 2004 debut HOT FUSS. The Las Vegas group admit they are keen to reproduce the album's huge...

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Byrne Refused To Honour Lennon

6th September 2005

TALKING HEADS frontman DAVID BYRNE horrified his bandmates on the day of JOHN LENNON's tragic murder in 1980 by refusing to pay tribute to the star during their concert that night. The ROAD TO...

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Cbgb Fights On

2nd September 2005

LATEST: HILLY KRISTAL may have lost the lease for his beloved New York club CBGB, but he refuses to go down without a fight. The 72-year-old punk patriarch has continued to book acts...

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Cbgb Club Loses Battle

1st September 2005

Legendary punk club CBGB is no more - a last-ditch bid to save the New York City venue has failed. BLONDIE, PUBLIC ENEMY, BAD BRAINS and GAVIN ROSSDALE's new band INSTITUTE were among the...

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Judge Saves Cbgb Club From Eviction

11th August 2005

New York City's legendary CBGB nightclub has been saved, after a judge ruled the punk Mecca cannot be evicted from its Bowery location just because its owner failed to notice he owed its landlords rent...

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Punks Fight To Save Cbgb Club

28th July 2005

LATEST: Punk icons the MISFITS and the VANDALS are teaming up to help save struggling New York music mecca CBGB as part of a month-long bid to keep the venue from closing. Club owner...

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Stars Attempt To Save New York Club

9th May 2005

SOPRANOS star STEVEN VAN ZANDT, rock poet PATTI SMITH and 1980s star CYNDI LAUPER have pledged their support to the campaign to halt the closure of legendary New York club CBGB. TOMMY RAMONE, director...

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U2, Pretenders + Sledge To Enter Hall Of Fame

13th December 2004

Rockers U2 and the PRETENDERS will join soul greats PERCY SLEDGE and the O'JAYS and blues legend BUDDY GUY as the 2005 inductees into the ROCK + ROLL HALL OF FAME. U2 and the...

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Byrne Photographs Security Cameras

3rd May 2004

Scottish singer DAVID BYRNE often gets mistaken for a cop when he photographs security cameras, which in turn are surveilling him. The former TALKING HEADS frontman - who also gets mistaken for a robber...

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Springsteen Club In Danger

18th September 2003

The New York club that helped to launch BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN's career is in danger of closing after falling behind with rent payments. The owners of the BOTTOM LINE, the legendary club that staged a...

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