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Visionary director Jonathan Demme dies

Jonathan Demme, director of The Silence of the Lambs and the seminal Talking Heads concert movie Stop Making Sense has died aged 73.

David Byrne opens theatrical neuroscience exhibit

San Fransisco - The official title of the new event is “The Institute Presents: Neurosociety” and it premises and immersive experience of the senses. The event has been developed with former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne.

Streaming music rips off artists, says David Byrne

New York - Musician David Byrne has criticized music streaming services. The former Talking Head notes that artists are receiving pennies for millions of plays. Moreover, music labels, distributors, and streaming companies will disclose how much money is made.

New York's Penguin Prison talks about his new album Special

The singer, songwriter, DJ and electropop dynamo has just released his second LP, Lost in New York, and very good it is too. Digital Journal asked him a few questions over the telephone.

David Byrne to curate London's Meltdown Festival

London - Former Talking Heads front man David Byrne is to curate London's leading alternative arts and music festival this summer.

'Lost' Talking Heads track found

New York - A long-lost instrumental by the seminal New York band Talking Heads, from a pre-'77' CBGB gig, has emerged and is available on YouTube.

Book review: How Music Works Special

'How Music Works' is a new book by the musician David Byrne. It is part autobiographical and part an exposition into the world of music making and the subsequent affect on the listener. The e-book version is enhanced with musical excerpts.

Talking Heads and Paul Smith t-shirt collaboration

The members of the former rock band Talking Heads have teamed up with iconic fashion designer Paul Smith for a limited-edition line that celebrates the band's history.

Op-Ed: Heading Downtown — Tom Tom Club releases new album

New York art rockers and purveyors of funky tunes the Tom Tom Club have released their first studio album in over ten years. The album features an eclectic mix of soul, pop, and rock.

What does London sound like? Well, David Byrne has recorded it

London - Do cities have unique sounds? Does New York sound different from Paris? Musician David Byrne has recorded the sound of London as a special track, and concludes that the tempo of London is 122.86 beats per minute. Agree? Play the video to see.

Op-Ed: What's on David Byrne's iPod?

David Byrne, former Talking Head, reveals some of the tracks that appear on his iPod. Don't expect things from the mainstream.

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