Entertainment David Byrne Shoots Down Talking Heads Reunion Rumors

03:55  13 december  2019
03:55  13 december  2019 Source:   rollingstone.com

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Once again, David Byrne has shot down the idea of a Talking Heads reunion . In a new interview, he acknowledged that the financial rewards simply aren’t worth the hit it could take to his artistic credibility. “A Talking Heads reunion might be incredibly successful for a specific generation

Talking Heads were an American rock band formed in 1975 in New York City and active until 1991. The band comprised David Byrne (lead vocals, guitar), Chris Frantz (drums), Tina Weymouth (bass)

David Byrne has shot down rumors of a Talking Heads reunion, days after an unverified “official” Instagram account tied to the long-dormant band sparked hope among fans.

Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, David Byrne, Jerry Harrison posing for a photo: Talking Heads © Provided by Rolling Stone Talking Heads

On Tuesday, fans first became aware of the launch of @talkingheadsofficial, which touted itself as the “Official Instagram account for Talking Heads. The Instagram, which hadn’t posted any content yet, also linked to what was billed as the band’s “official merchandise” page at merchandise outlet Hi Fidelity Entertainment.

Following Rage Against the Machine’s unexpected reunion announcement on an unverified Instagram account, Talking Heads fans began to suspect a similar declaration was afoot; at press time, @talkingheadsofficial has grown to 16,800 followers, up from less than 1,000 earlier in the week.

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However, in a statement to Rolling Stone, Byrne says of the Instagram account, “I have never heard of this, I don’t know what it is or who is doing it, so clearly it can’t be a ‘official’ talking heads account. Whatever plans others in the band may have is strictly their own business and I wish them well.”

Drummer Chris Frantz also seemed perplexed by the Instagram’s sudden appearance. After one fan on Frantz’s Facebook page inquired about the Instagram and a possible reunion, the drummer responded, “That’s what I’d like to know.” Elaborating further to Rolling Stone, Frantz and Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club bandmate Tina Weymouth also shot down any reunion talk. “We were made aware of the Instagram account a few days ago as it was brought to life by someone who works with [Talking Heads drummer] Jerry [Harrison],” the duo say. “We have not even talked about this internally yet. We are all currently happily working on our own projects and there are no plans for a Talking Heads reunion.”

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David Byrne . Photo: Noam Galai/WireImage. A Talking Heads reunion ? Not in this lifetime, if someone gets his way. David Byrne has been very vocal in recent years about how he wants to take a road to nowhere when it comes to reuniting his former band, reiterating time and again that this must

David Byrne discussed his reasons for avoiding a Talking Heads reunion , while also looking forward to his upcoming solo tour, in a new interview with Rolling Stone. “I see what happens with other people when they do their reunions – and then it turns into a second reunion and a third reunion .

According to Variety, the account was created by Harrison’s manager to coincide with a 40th anniversary tour of the group’s 1980 landmark Remain in Light set to kick off next July. (Neither Harrison nor Hi Fidelity Entertainment CEO Howard Schomer immediately replied to a request for comment.)

In 2018, Byrne appeared resolute about not reuniting the group in an interview with Rolling Stone. “There’s a lot to that. I see what happens with other people when they do their reunions – and then it turns into a second reunion and a third reunion,” Byrne said. “With someone like the Pixies, it’s different – they’re getting the audience now that they deserved ages ago. But with a lot of them, it just seems like you don’t have anything new to say, and you go, “OK, this is just some kind of nostalgia exercise.” And I’m not interested in that.”

The four main members of Talking Heads last performed together at their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 2002.

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“A Talking Heads reunion might be incredibly successful for a specific generation, or maybe for many generations,” he said. “It would make me a lot of money and Among Byrne ’s recent creative pursuits: Contemporary Color, a color guard project featuring original compositions from A-list musicians

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