Talking Heads Reunite at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony
The Talking Heads performed together for the first time in nearly 18 years last night during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. David Byrne, bassist Tina Weymouth, drummer Chris Frantz and keyboardist/guitarist Jerry Harrison were inducted into the Hall, and then played four songs: Psycho Killer, Burnin Down the House, Take Me to the River and Life During Wartime, which featured keyboardist Bernie Worrell and percussionist Steve Scales (who both appeared with the band in the famous concert movie Stop Making Sense). A portion of the performance will be shown during VH-1s broadcast tomorrow night beginning at 9 p.m.
Other artists that were inducted include The Ramones (who the Talking heads opened for at their New York debut at CBGB’s in 1975), Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Isaac Hayes, Chet Atkins and Gene Pitney.