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.
David Byrne Apologizes for Blackface ‘Major Mistake’
Talking Heads frontman wore the makeup in a 1984 skit.
Why David Byrne Walked Out on Talking Heads’ Final Concert
Drummer Chris Frantz claims he had to drag frontman back onstage after he walked off during 1984 show in New Zealand.
Adrian Belew, Jerry Harrison Plan ‘Remain in Light' Tour
Duo will team up with funk band Turkuaz to mark LP’s 40th anniversary.
Talking Heads' 'Stop Making Sense' Changed Concert Films Forever
It was no accident the band and director Jonathan Demme found each other.
David Byrne Says 'American Utopia' Is 'Incredibly Liberating'
Ex-Talking Heads frontman talks about upcoming Broadway run.
Talking Heads Producer Recalls Recording Wrong Guitarist
Veteran producer Steve Lillywhite recalled the moment a case of mistaken identity resulted in Talking Heads starting to record an album track with someone who turned out to be a messenger.
David Byrne Kicks Off 'American Utopia' Tour: Video, Set List
David Byrne began his 'American Utopia' tour by drawing on material from his upcoming album and work with Talking Heads, St. Vincent and more.
The Many, Many Lives of Talking Heads' 'Once in a Lifetime'
We look at how many ways Talking Heads' "Once in a Lifetime" has been interpreted over the years.