Talking Heads formed in New York City in the mid-'70s and quickly became fixtures in the New Wave scene with spiky songs like 'Psycho Killer.' After two albums of jagged, thorny art-rock, they steered into a different direction, adapting more worldly rhythms on their next few albums, peaking with 1980's genre-shifting 'Remain in Light,' one of the most influential albums of the period. In 1983, Talking Heads scored a hit with 'Burning Down the House,' and a subsequent tour made the band, particularly frontman David Byrne, unlikely stars. After a few more albums -- in which they explored Americana and pop -- the band (which also included keyboardist Jerry Harrison, bassist Tina Weymouth and drummer Chris Frantz) broke up. Married couple Weymouth and Frantz formed Tom Tom Club; Byrne launched a globe-trotting solo career.
Talking Heads Reportedly Turned Down $80 Million to Reunite
They haven't performed a full concert together since 1984.
Talking Heads Reunite Following 'Stop Making Sense' Screening
It was the first time all four members appeared together in more than 20 years.
David Byrne Regrets Talking Heads Breakup 'Wasn't Handled Well'
He admits being "more of a little tyrant" in his youth.
Talking Heads to Reunite for 'Stop Making Sense' Film Screening
This is the first time all four members have appeared together in more than 20 years.
How Talking Heads Found the Sweet Spot on 'Speaking in Tongues'
After taking a brief hiatus to focus on separate projects, they regrouped with a newly reaffirmed sense of purpose.
How Seymour Stein Resolved Radio's Resistance to Talking Heads
Band's drummer hails late record label boss whose "support never wavered."
Talking Heads' 'Stop Making Sense' Heading Back to Movie Theaters
Two previously unreleased songs will be added to expanded version of the soundtrack.
David Byrne Admits He May Have Mishandled Talking Heads’ Breakup
Bandmates have previously claimed there were no conversations before the group's end.
Why Jerry Harrison Is Revisiting Talking Heads' 'Remain in Light'
Keyboardist and guitarist reunites with Adrian Belew to perform material from classic 1980 album.