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Legendary rock guitarist Richard Lloyd, founding member of the band Television, shares the story of his life in music with Talking Heads drummer Chris Frantz. Lloyd’s new memoir is “Everything is Combustible.” Starting in Pittsburgh and moving through New York City and beyond, with a cast full of music legends, Lloyd uses his distinct voice to chronicle Television’s humble beginnings, their rise to fame, his drug addiction and recovery, and his touring adventures with artists such as Matthew Sweet, John Doe, and Robert Quine. Lloyd also details his solo years, including the backstory of his iconic and critically-acclaimed records such as “Alchemy” and “Field of Fire.” Lloyd recalls the heyday of the New York rock music scene, filling the void in the written records of music history, and giving the first complete account of Television from one of the founding members. Richard Lloyd was born in in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1951. He is a world renowned electric guitarist, songwriter, recording artist and a founding member of Television. As an author, Lloyd was a regular columnist with Guitar World Magazine: the “Alchemical Guitarist.” As an autodidact, he has developed extensive expertise in many scientific and religious areas, and believes in the alchemical rule: “One book opens another.” Chris Frantz is a founding member of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club. He is a drummer, songwriter, radio show host and is soon to be an author. He recently started a new electronic music duo with Tina Weymouth called Chris Und Tina. He resides in Fairfield, Connecticut. Recorded January 25th, 2018.