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David Byrne Pairs Teenage Color Guard Teams With St. Vincent, Dev Hynes, & Others In New Project

My former roommate was a renaissance man of sorts, the kind of guy who blew through pastimes with maximum enthusiasm and minimal commitment -- rock…
Chris DeVille | January 21, 2015 - 1:01 pm

Perry Farrell, The Roots, Beth Orton To Play NYC Talking Heads Tribute Concert

On March 23rd, an assortment of musicians will gather at Carnegie Hall to celebrate the work of David Byrne and the Talking Heads. The initial…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 16, 2014 - 12:59 pm

David Byrne’s Luaka Bop Holding 25th Anniversary Events In NYC Elevator Museum, Old-School Italian Restaurant, Karaoke Bar

David Byrne's Luaka Bop label is turning 25 sometime soon (the label admits they don't know exactly when it began -- "some time in the…
James Rettig | September 30, 2014 - 10:15 pm

Watch St. Vincent Attempt To Identify Songs By Her Biggest Influences In A Cruel Listening Test

Annie Clark has always been open to talking about her musical influences, from Miles Davis to Steely Dan. She even got to collaborate and release…
James Rettig | August 27, 2014 - 10:41 am

Watch Arcade Fire Cover Suicide’s “Dream Baby Dream” With David Byrne In Brooklyn

To cap off their three-night stint in Brooklyn, Arcade Fire brought out a Grandpa Munster-looking David Byrne for a cover of Suicide's "Dream Baby Dream."
James Rettig | August 25, 2014 - 1:36 am

Brian Eno Blasts America For Supporting “Ethnic Cleansing” Of Palestine

As the tragic violence in Gaza has been heating up again, so has debate about the conflict between Israel and Hamas. Rock and pop stars…
Chris DeVille | July 30, 2014 - 4:47 pm

Anna Calvi & David Byrne – “I’m The Man, That Will Find You” (Connan Mockasin Cover)

Strange Weather, the new EP from the powerful British singer Anna Calvi, collects a bunch of covers, and some of those covers, including her take…
Tom Breihan | July 10, 2014 - 3:52 pm

Watch Ezra Koenig, Boy George, David Byrne, Rufus Wainwright, & Josh Groban Sing Grease’s “Summer Nights”

What do Ezra Koenig, Boy George, David Byrne, Rufus Wainwright, and Josh Groban have in common? They were all part of a massive group rendition…
Chris DeVille | June 16, 2014 - 1:50 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week's list walks the line between calm, serene, stately beauty and extreme blood-splooge trash. Both can be awesome! And both are perfectly legit music-video…
Tom Breihan | May 30, 2014 - 11:10 am

Anna Calvi & David Byrne – “Strange Weather” Video

When we found out that Anna Calvi would release Strange Weather, an EP of cover songs ranging from Suicide to fka Twigs (the latter of…
Miles Bowe | May 28, 2014 - 11:55 am

David Byrne Revisits His Goofy “Sympathy For The Devil” Cover

Today David Byrne's website begins a series called From The Archives which, simply enough, involves posting old Byrne recordings. It kicks off with a 1992…
Chris DeVille | May 12, 2014 - 1:41 pm

Watch David Byrne & The Atomic Bomb Band Cover William Onyeabor On Fallon

Nigerian electro-funk musician William Onyeabor has long been a cause célèbre among musicians including Damon Albarn, Dan Snaith, and David Byrne, and in the past…
Chris DeVille | April 30, 2014 - 10:39 am

Watch David Byrne Cover Biz Markie’s “Just A Friend” To Make A Point About Royalties

Cake frontman John McCrea is one of the many artists railing against streaming services like Spotify and the way they only pay a pittance in…
Tom Breihan | February 26, 2014 - 11:14 am

David Byrne Wants Performance Royalties On Commercial Radio

In recent months David Byrne has been using his status as a revered musical elder statesman to opine on subjects including the terrifying reach of…
Chris DeVille | January 29, 2014 - 11:52 am

Watch David Byrne Perform With An Orchestral Ensemble At Jherek Bischoff Composed

For the last two nights, the composer Jherek Bischoff has played shows at New York's St. Ann's Warehouse, playing with a group of musicians that…
Tom Breihan | January 10, 2014 - 9:55 am
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