Band reunions are ten a penny these days, and let's face it - most of them aren't exactly worth caring about.
One reunion that would undoubtedly generate a LOT of interest, however, is that of Talking Heads.
This year marks 25 years since David Byrne and co. called it a day, after 16 years together. During that time, they established themselves as one of the most influential and eclectic art-pop and new wave bands in modern music.
Now, rumours (more or less unsubstantiated, we might add) have begun to trickle out that the line-up are in the studio and working on a new album, and also planning a tour for 2017.
Louder Than War report that mediamass.net say that recording is underway, saying: "There have been strong rumors that the rock band is finally returning to the recording studio working on a what might be a back-to-roots album. [A]s many as eight songs having been put to tape. ‘It’s still in the early stages,’ ‘They got security on the doors to ensure no-one hears a whisper,’ a source said…. Talking Heads are rumoured to be planning a worldwide tour at the end of 2017.”
Since their split, drummer Chris Frantz, bassist Tina Weymouth and guitarist/keyboardist Jerry Harrison reunited under the banner 'The Heads' in 1996 for an album called 'No Talking, Just Head', which featured a number of guest vocalists. The full line-up, including Byrne, reunited for their induction into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 but there has been no developments since.
Byrne, of course, has enjoyed success as a solo artist, most recently collaborating with St. Vincent.
It's all rumour and speculation at the moment - but we can dream, right?