- AXS Rock Legends 07/23/17: Talking Heads were an American rock band formed in 1975 in New York City and active until 1991. The band comprised David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, and Jerry Harrison. Leading music critics cast fresh light on the career of Talking Heads. Headed by the extremely talented David Byrne, Talking Heads provided the world with some of the funkiest dance beats of the 70s and 80s. Will Hodgkinson of The Times describes them perfectly, “It’s party music but it’s intelligent party music.”
- Late Night with Seth Myers 09/17/20: in-depth interview with David Burn. David discusses the birth of the idea for his new Broadway play and how he eventually collaborated with filmmaker Spike Lee in creating this performance film and finalizing the editing during the Covid.
- The Today Show 10/13/20: opening, then three individual teachers featuring David Byrne via zoom preparing for his live interview. Then later in the show David is interviewed by Carson Daly about this coming weekend’d premiere on HBO his “American Utopia”
- The Big Interview with Dan Rather 11/20/19: The former Talking Heads frontman sits down with Dan Rather for this exclusive in-depth interview about his many creative endeavors and decades-long career including American Utopia. The 67-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, who is currently enjoying success with his Broadway show American Utopia, chats with Rather about his various artistic endeavors and his wide-ranging music career. In a sneak peek of the episode, Byrne recalls that he first became interested in music around age 12, when he heard pop and rock ‘n’ roll songs on the radio. “This would be late ’60s, I guess, on a little transistor radio,” David notes. “That opened up a new world, and I thought, ‘What’s this? What’s out there?’” Byrne says that before then, he only was familiar with what his parents listened to, “Mozart, Scottish music, traditional music and probably some Broadway show tunes,” none of which he was too taken with. Asked if there was any specific music he remembers being drawn to and inspired by when he was young, Byrne singles out The Byrds‘ hit version of Bob Dylan‘s “Mr. Tambourine Man.” David explains, “It was the combination of what they sounded like, which was a very…unusual kind of timbre, texture…And then Bob Dylan’s words, which to me at that point were completely surreal. And I thought, ‘What in the world is this?’ And of course, I thought, ‘”I want to be part of this.’”Byrne recalls how he was motivated to keep doing his own music when a few people “seemed to like” the songs of an early band he was in. “I thought, ‘That’s it,’” he remembers. “If you got 10 people that like it, that means there’s another 10 somewhere.’”
- Saturday Night Live Season 4 Episode 11 02/11/79: Host Cicely Tyson, Opening and Talking Heads performs “Take Me to the River” and “Artists Only” from their album More Songs About Buildings and Food then closing segment with Talking Heads.
- On Stage 09/19/21: Opening, American Utopia returns to Broadway includes exclusive interview with David Byrne not only talking about the return to Broadway of this musical show but also the history of his career including discussion about the Talking Heads.
- CBS Sunday Morning 9/26/21: Opening. “Opinion” segment David Byrne discusses The Tony Awards Broadway’s Back later that evening and how we all as a whole need live performances for the bond it creates like no other
- The Tony Awards Broadway’s Back 9/26/21: Opening and David Byrne speaks to the audience performs “Burning Down The House” with his entire cast from “American Utopia” experience.
TOTAL RUNNING TIME 1 HOUR 50 MINUTES