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Selena Gomez Hopes Bad Liar Introduces Fans To Talking Heads

Selena Gomez hopes sampling Talking Heads on 'Bad Liar' has introduced her fans to the legendary new wave band.The 24-year-old pop beauty received permission from the group's lead singer David Byrne, 65, to use Tina...

Selena Gomez's Bad Liar Samples Talking Heads' Psycho Killer

Selena Gomez borrowed the bassline from Talking Heads' 'Physco Killer' for her new single 'Bad Liar' because she's ''obsessed'' with the band.The 24-year-old beauty reached out to the new wave rockers and asked to use...

Jo Lampert To Star In David Byrne's Joan Of Arc Musical

The former Talking Heads star unveiled his plans for his modern take on the 15th century heroine's life last year (16), and now he has found his leading lady in Lampert, a touring...

David Byrne: 'Talking Heads Reunion Is Too Much Of A Personal Sacrifice'

The group, which also consisted of Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, and Jerry Harrison, permanently disbanded in 1991, and the fourpiece has only graced the stage together once since the split, when the bandmates were inducted...

David Byrne Writing Joan Of Arc Musical

The former Talking Heads bandleader penned a new musical called Saint Joan, which gives a modern take on the 15th century heroine. Byrne explained his desire to take on Joan of Arc...

Parliament Funkadelic's Bernie Worrell Diagnosed With Late-stage Cancer

The veteran keyboardist's wife Judie took to Facebook on 1 January (16) to reveal the shocking news to his fans, revealing he is battling the disease and undergoing naturopathic treatments, instead of chemotherapy....

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 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...

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...

Chris Frantz Pays Tribute To Late Ramones Star

Talking Heads drummer Chris Frantz has written a tribute piece to his late friend Thomas Erdelyi following The Ramones star's death last month (Jul14).The two punk icons became friends when Talking Heads toured with The...

'Lost' Talking Heads Track Appears Online After 37 Years

An instrumental track Talking Heads played at New York's fabled Cbgb club in the 1970s has resurfaced, decades after it was thought to have been lost.The new wave band, then comprised of frontman David Byrne,...

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 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,...

Adrian Belew Quits Nine Inch Nails

Adrian Belew has quit Nine Inch Nails.The 63-year-old guitarist has parted ways with the band after a discussion with frontman Trent Reznor - who was inspired by Adrian to reform the group - in which...

Neil Young Teams Up With 'Silence Of The Lambs' Director

Neil Young has received rave reviews for his new documentary 'Neil Young Journeys', by American filmmaker Jonathan Demme - the man best known for directing 'Silence of the Lambs'. The new movie is based around...

Rupert Grint Lands Two New Film Roles

Rupert Grint has landed two new film roles. The 'Harry Potter' star will take on small parts in both 'The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman' and 'CBGB'. 'Countryman' stars Shia LaBeouf as a normal guy...

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...

Mick Jagger Has Dance-off With Dave Stewart

Sir Mick Jagger enjoyed a dance off with ex-Eurhythmics star Dave Stewart on Wednesday night (07.03.12). The Rolling Stones rocker showed off his dancing prowess while on a night out at the Double Seven nightclub...

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...

Guns N' Roses Score Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nomination

Guns N' Roses, The Cure and Red Hot Chili Peppers are nominated for entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.The acts are all on the shortlist to be inducted to the...

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...

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