Why They Split: To simplify a rather complex story, the other members of the band got sick of the public seeing them as David Byrne's backing band. At the same time, Byrne grew increasingly uneasy about having to share creative responsibilities with a band. The result was a very dysfunctional band. They didn't officially split until 1991, but their last tour was the legendary Stop Making Sense tour of 1983.
Last Performance: The group shocked many when they agreed to perform at their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. "It had been a long time since we'd had much of a conversation," Chris Frantz said in 2009. "We'd bump into David at Lou Reed's house or something like that. But that was the first time we'd sat down and talked." Unlike many sloppy Rock Hall reunions, the four of them put aside their differences and carefully rehearsed a killer three-song set of "Psycho Killer," "Life During Wartime" and "Burning Down the House."
Odds Of A Reunion: David Byrne is pretty stubborn fellow and he's made it absolutely clear he has no interest in ever doing this. Still, the other three are extremely interested and a gigantic check may possibly sway Byrne to change his mind. We're gonna say 20%.