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David Byrne Apologises For Wearing Blackface In Talking Heads Video

David Byrne has apologised for wearing blackface in a Talking Heads video.The 68-year-old singer has opened up about a 1984 promo piece for the 'Psycho Killer' band's 'Stop Making Sense' concert film, which features him...

David Byrne Announces Huge Extension To 2018 'American Utopia' UK Tour

Alternative music icon David Byrne has announced a significant extension of his current British tour into October 2018, revealing nine new dates around the UK and Ireland in addition to the shows coming later this...

David Byrne Returns With A Brand New Solo Album Entitled 'American Utopia'

Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne is set to drop his first solo album in 14 years, with 'American Utopia' due to be released this Spring. A sneak peek in the form of new single...

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 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...

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...

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,...

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...

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 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...

The Edge Annoyed By U2 Carbon Criticism

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...

David Byrne To Open Brooklyn Festival

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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David Byrne And Brian Eno Working On New Album

David Byrne and Brian Eno have collaborated on their first album for 27 years, entitled EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS TODAY. The legendary TALKING HEADS frontman and renowned producer Eno have not worked together since 1981's LIFE IN...

Byrne Refused To Honour Lennon

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...

Talking Heads Hated Being Called A Punk Band

TALKING HEADS singer DAVID BYRNE disliked his band being called "punk" during the genre's late '70s heyday - because he thought the New York art rockers had a ground-breaking sound. The 51-year-old recalls how...

David Byrne Rates Missy Elliott

TALKING HEADS singer DAVID BYRNE is such a fan of MISSY ELLIOTT, he proudly owns every track she's ever released. The 51-year-old considers Elliott to be at the forefront of the music...

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