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Echo In Eternity: The Indelible Mark Of Arthur Russell

In a 1987 Melody Maker review, music critic David Stubbs said that Arthur Russell's World Of Echo was "what is left when the Beat has…
Lindsey Rhoades | March 8, 2017 - 1:50 pm

Counting Down

Talking Heads Albums From Worst To Best

When I was in high school, I had a friend, Trey, with a funny ritual. Whenever it was one of our mutual friend's birthdays, he…
Alex Tatusian | April 19, 2013 - 12:32 pm


Time’s All-Time 100 Albums

The music mavens at the venerable Time magazine have compiled their list of the "ALL-TIME 100" albums -- unranked and broken down by decade. We're…
Stereogum | November 14, 2006 - 6:22 pm

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Angélique Kidjo – “Once In A Lifetime” (Talking Heads Cover) Video

Genre-defying global music star Angélique Kidjo is releasing an album-length cover of Talking Heads' 1980 masterpiece Remain In Light next month. The project marks a…
Chris DeVille | May 11, 2018 - 10:23 am

Angélique Kidjo Shares First Track From Her Talking Heads Covers Album Feat. Ezra Koenig, Blood Orange, & More

Angélique Kidjo has covered Talking Heads' 1980 album Remain In Light in concert and now a studio version of her tribute is being released. She…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 22, 2018 - 4:19 pm

SpongeBob Musical With David Bowie Song Coming To Broadway In November

The SpongeBob Squarepants musical is officially headed to Broadway. The new nautical-set musical based on the popular Nickelodeon animated series will begin previews…
Ashley Lee / The Hollywood Reporter | June 5, 2017 - 2:47 pm

Hear Selena Gomez Sample Talking Heads On New Single “Bad Liar”

Selena Gomez appears to be going through a new-wave phase, which is fun to think about. Earlier this year, for the soundtrack of the Netflix…
Tom Breihan | May 18, 2017 - 9:26 am

Watch David Byrne Perform “Once In A Lifetime” With Angélique Kidjo At Carnegie Hall

Beninese singer Angélique Kidjo performed Talking Heads' 1980 classic Remain In Light in full at New York's Carnegie Hall last night, and she brought along…
Peter Helman | May 6, 2017 - 1:44 pm

David Byrne Eulogizes Stop Making Sense Director Jonathan Demme

Filmmaker Jonathan Demme died earlier today. Among his many accomplishments, one of his most beloved was the Talking Heads concert film Stop Making Sense, and…
James Rettig | April 26, 2017 - 4:52 pm

Stream The Official Version Of Mavis Staples & Arcade Fire’s Talking Heads Cover

Three years ago, at a massive 75th-birthday all-star tribute concert in her Chicago hometown, the soul and gospel legend Mavis Staples covered the Talking Heads…
Tom Breihan | April 14, 2017 - 9:47 am

Japandroids – “Love → Building On Fire” (Talking Heads Cover)

Japandroids released the title track from their triumphant new album Near To The Wild Heart Of Life as a limited edition 7", and intriguingly, the…
Chris DeVille | February 15, 2017 - 12:50 pm

Watch Stephen Colbert Cover Talking Heads’ “Once In A Lifetime” At Montclair Film Festival Fundraiser

Stephen Colbert lives in Montclair, NJ, and he's long been a supporter of the Montclair Film Festival. During an '80s-themed fundraiser for the event on…
Peter Helman | February 5, 2017 - 7:37 pm

Car Seat Headrest & Naked Giants – “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)” (Talking Heads Cover)

Car Seat Headrest brought out fellow Seattle-based band Naked Giants out on tour with them earlier this year. The Will Toledo-led band covers a lot…
James Rettig | December 22, 2016 - 4:34 pm

Stream Fred Armisen & Bill Hader’s Talking Heads Parody Album

On the most recent episode of their IFC show Documentary Now!, the Saturday Night Live veterans Fred Armisen and Bill Hader, along with old friend…
Tom Breihan | October 13, 2016 - 1:09 pm

Watch Clips From Documentary Now!‘s Talking Heads Parody Episode

Fred Armisen and Bill Hader have devoted an episode of their IFC comedy show Documentary Now! to parodying Jonathan Demme's 1984 Talking Heads concert film…
Tom Breihan | October 10, 2016 - 2:33 pm

Watch Fred Armisen & Bill Hader’s Test Pattern Parody Talking Heads On Seth Meyers

Fred Armisen and Bill Hader appeared as their Talking Heads parody band Test Pattern on last night's episode of Late Night With Seth Meyers. Meyers…
James Rettig | September 14, 2016 - 11:02 am

The Weeknd Talks New Album Inspired By Talking Heads, Bad Brains, & The Smiths

The Weeknd (aka Abel Tesfaye) is VMAN's latest coverboy, and in the accompanying interview, Tesfaye discusses his album-in-progress. The follow up to 2015's Beauty Behind
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 6, 2016 - 12:02 pm
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