The Talking Heads first played New York City's CBGB in June 1975 and quickly changed the parameters of punk.
Music fans, rejoice!
The lineup for New York City's 'The Music of David Byrne & Talking Heads' has been announced -- and it is massive.
At their third and final show in Brooklyn, Arcade Fire pulled out all the stops and invited the Talking Heads frontman to the stage to help with their encore.
Promoted at the time as a "New Wave Woodstock," the Heatwave Festival is one of rock 'n' roll's forgotten gatherings. The lineup was impressive to say the least. Elvis Costello & The Attractions, the B-52s, Talking Heads, Rockpile, the Rumour (without Graham Parker, who had just left the band) and the Pretenders were all on hand, along with local Canadian rockers Teenage Head and the Kings. Scheduled headliners the Clash pulled out last minute.
It's been over 20 years since the Talking Heads officially disbanded. Their break up in 1991 didn't exactly end on the best of terms. Despite a brief reunion during the Talking Heads' induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002, former frontman David Byrne has dismissed any reformation talks. However, that hasn't stopped drummer Chris Frantz from still entertaining the idea.