After an “official” Talking Heads Instagram appeared online, many fans began speculating if this spike in social media activity was a precursor to a long awaited reunion (as it was recently, for bands like Oysterhead and The Black Crowes).
However, in a statement to Rolling Stone, Talking Heads frontman David Byrne squashed the idea posthaste.
“I have never heard of this [Instagram], I don’t know what it is or who is doing it, so clearly it can’t be a ‘official’ Talking Heads account,” wrote the American Utopia singer. “Whatever plans others in the band may have is strictly their own business and I wish them well.”
On Dec. 3, Talking Heads guitarist Jerry Harrison and frequent collaborator Adrian Belew announced a 40-year celebration of Remain in Light with backing back Turkuaz. The newly-formed group has already booked slots at high-profile festivals like Electric Forest and The Peach, with a full tour presumably on the horizon.
As for Byrne, he’s enjoying major success on Broadway with his American Utopia, interweaving solo material from his solo album of the same name with Talking Heads hits like “Slippery People” and “Once In A Lifetime.”
And while a legitimate Talking Heads performance hasn’t occurred since their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 2002, fans will always have Stop Making Sense to keep the band alive: