David Byrne

Esteemed musician, the force behind Talking Heads and creator of the highly regarded record label Luaka Bop, David Byrne has published and exhibited visual art for decades, including photography, filmmaking and writing. Recognition of his various works include Obies, Drama Desk and Lortel awards for Here Lies Love and an Oscar for the soundtrack to The Last Emperor. You can visit his website here. (Photo credit: Catalina Kulczar)

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Bio

Avant-rock pioneer Brian Eno and Talking Heads frontman David Byrne collaborated for a groundbreaking album called My Life in the Bush of Ghosts in 1981. They combined found recordings of voices (off the radio and so on) with funky Afro-Latin grooves, using the voices more or less as instruments rather than for the content of the words. In December 2007, David Byrne announced on the BBC Radio music show, The Weekender, that he was working Brian Eno on a brand new album of "proper songs", describing it as a "completely different thing" from My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, which was mostly experimental. Eno had invited Byrne to finish some songs that he had written but that did not have lyrics, some of which were eight years old. The resulting album, Everything That Happens will Happen Today, was self-released on August 18, 2008 through the official album's website. No record label was involved, and it available for stream or download at EverythingThatHappens.com. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Talks

David Byrne Talks Barry Manilow’s My Dream Duets

By David Byrne | November 4, 2014

David Byrne Talks Barry Manilow’s My Dream Duets

The author of How Music Works explains how Barry Manilow's new album is emblematic of the way we live now.