Talking Heads is reuniting after two decades for the re-release of legendary concert film Stop Making Sense, 40-years after it was originally released. This reunion will see members David Byrne, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz come together after two decades.
The band last performed, according to NME in 2002 together at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in a live performance together since 1984. Prior to this stint together, they came together in 1999 to promote the 15th-anniversary reissue of the film. This was their first reunion since they split back in 1991.
David Byrne spoke to The New York Times and shared his feelings before the Talking Heads bandmates reunite for an upcoming Q&A. Byrne wasn’t happy on how the band split up and feels he was a ‘little tyrant’ at that time.
Divorces are never easy. We get along OK. It’s all very cordial and whatever. It’s not like we’re all best friends. But everybody’s very happy to see this film coming back out.
We’re all united in the fact that we really love what we did here. So that kind of helps us talk to one another and get along.
Jerry Harrison thinks that the re-release has been a ‘healing experience’ for the band. According to Jerry Harrison, this is something to be proud of and they can come together to make things work.
It’s like, ‘Yeah, we actually can work together and do this.’ And this is something we’re all proud of. The conflicts that people have spent a lot of time talking about, they still can be looked up. It’s not like the feelings that made people say various things are totally gone or anything like that, but it’s sort of like they’ve been voiced, do you need to voice things like that over and over again? I mean, I made my point.
While no one knows what the end result of this reunion will be, but one can rest assured that the fans will be elated to see them come together for a Q&A and share their thoughts.
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