Talking Heads

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The 100 greatest BBC music performances – ranked!
As the Beeb celebrates its centenary, we take a look at its most memorable pop moments, from the birth of grime to the first sightings of Bob Dylan and Bob Marley, plus TOTP goes Madchester and countless classic Peel sessions

Guardian music

06, Oct, 2022 @12:12 PM

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Mo Ostin, US record exec who signed Jimi Hendrix and the Kinks, dies aged 95
Headhunted by Frank Sinatra, the head of Warner/Reprise oversaw classic releases by the likes of Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac and Prince

Laura Snapes

02, Aug, 2022 @9:12 AM

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Talking Heads musicians survive serious collision with drunk driver
Tina Weymouth in ‘a lot of pain’ after she fractures sternum and three ribs in car crash, says husband Chris Frantz

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

28, Mar, 2022 @8:26 AM

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The greatest songs about the climate crisis – ranked!
As Cop26 opens in Glasgow, we provide the soundtrack, ranging from Gojira’s metal fury to gorgeous environmental paeans by Childish Gambino, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell

Alexis Petridis

28, Oct, 2021 @12:30 PM

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Jon Hassell: radical musician who studied with Stockhausen and worked with Eno
The influential experimental US composer ‘celebrated and dignified’ his ‘fourth world’ sources and contributed to albums by Brian Eno and Talking Heads

Alexis Petridis

27, Jun, 2021 @6:51 PM

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‘Africa has so much talent – we can’t even grasp it’: Angélique Kidjo on pop, politics and power
She’s played with everyone from Tony Allen to David Byrne. Now the Grammy winner is singing with a new generation of African stars, celebrating their continent while confronting its failings

Emmanuel Akinwotu

04, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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American Utopia review – David Byrne and Spike Lee burn down the house
This ambitious concert film mixes politics, Talking Heads hits and Lee’s inimitable style to winning effect

Simran Hans

19, Dec, 2020 @3:00 PM

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David Byrne: 'Spike Lee and I have a lot in common'
The former Talking Heads frontman on the importance of performance, covering Janelle Monáe, and his hope for the American experiment

Sean O’Hagan

13, Dec, 2020 @9:30 AM

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David Byrne's lockdown despair: 'I'd wake up and ask – What am I doing today and why?'
The Talking Heads frontman has taken up drawing to get him through the pandemic – and face down his fears. He talks us through his favourites, from Nature Man to Balanced Life

Tim Jonze

14, Oct, 2020 @3:07 PM

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David Byrne apologizes for donning blackface in 1984 video
Talking Heads frontman sorry for ‘a lack of real understanding’ over video from the Stop Making Sense concert film

Adrian Horton

01, Sep, 2020 @5:39 PM

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Chris Frantz: 'If you knew David Byrne, you would not be jealous of him'
The ex-Talking Heads drummer talks about his revealing new book Remain in Love and a contentious relationship with the band’s frontman

Jim Farber

21, Jul, 2020 @7:15 AM

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Remain in Love by Chris Frantz review – once in a lifetime with Talking Heads
The band’s drummer describes his glory years with the post-punk art-rockers, his bass-playing wife, Tina, and the enigma that is David Byrne

Andrew Martin

19, Jul, 2020 @6:00 AM

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