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‘True Blood’ Music Recap: Vampire Volleyball, The Breeders & Imagine Dragons’ ‘Radioactive’

During the first-ever daytime vampire picnic, Jessica and her new vampire lover, James, took on Jason Stackhouse and his vampire keeper, Violet, in volleyball while the Breeders’ “Cannonball” played in the background.

08/20/2013

Photo Credit: John P. Johnson/HBO

True Blood Music Recap: A Jailbreak, A Funeral & A Beatles Song

Over the course of its five seasons, True Blood has consistently been one of the best shows on television, not only for fans of vampires but for music fans as well. Each episode is named after a […]

08/12/2013

Second time's the charm for Jessica and James. (John P. Johnson/HBO)

‘True Blood’ Music Recap: Death, Lust & Led Zeppelin’s ‘In The Evening’

Over the course of its five seasons, “True Blood” has consistently been one of the best shows on television not only for fans of vampires but for music fans as well. Each episode is named after a […]

07/29/2013

True Blood's Jessica Hamby (John P. Johnson/HBO)

‘True Blood’ Music Recap: ‘F*** The Pain Away’ & The All-Encompassing Hedonism Of Peaches

It’s not as though the song hasn’t been featured in a number of movies and TV shows, including Lost in Translation and 30 Rock. At least on True Blood, “F*** The Pain Away” was used in a way that fully honored its hedonistic nature.

07/15/2013

Bill Flynn/Warlow played by Rob Kazinsky. photo: John P. Johnson courtesy of HBO

‘True Blood’ Music Recap: ‘At Last’

Each episode is named after a song title, and a number of artists have contributed new recordings to the show. Every week during season six, Radio.com will check in with “True Blood” Music Supervisor Gary Calamar.

07/08/2013

Rikki, played by Kelly Overton. (John P. Johnson/HBO)

‘True Blood’ Music Recap: ‘You’re No Good’ – But The Plastiscines Are

Every week during season six, Radio.com will check in with “True Blood” Music Supervisor Gary Calamar to see which songs made the cut. This week, the Plastiscines have their way with a classic.

07/01/2013

Photo Credit: John P. Johnson/HBO

‘True Blood’ Music Recap: Mikky Ekko Subs In For Eric Burdon

Over the course of its five seasons, “True Blood” has consistently been one of the best shows on television not only for fans of vampires but for music fans as well. Each episode is named […]

06/18/2013

Alexander Skarsgård and Ana Paquin photo credit: John P. Johnson

‘True Blood’ Finale Gets Musical Touch From Creator Alan Ball

Which “Save Yourself” song would “True Blood” choose? There are several with that title: blues-rocker Jonny Lang, Americana singer-songwriter James McMurtry, indie rocker Sharon Van Etten, thrash metal legends Overkill, guitar-god Michael Schenker and noted True Blood fan Snoop Dogg all have songs by that name.

08/28/2012

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This Week’s “True Blood”: Sookie “Isn’t Familiar” With Ke$ha

When addressing the Faerie Elder she had to answer questions about contemporary musicians, starting with a certain pop star. “Ke$ha: for or against?”

08/21/2012

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“True Blood” Features Katy Perry Among Many Dead Bodies

As two vampires slow danced together while surrounded by bloody bodies, Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” played in the background.

08/14/2012

Pictured – Alexander Skarsgard/ photo credit: John P. Johnson

This Week’s “True Blood”: “Everybody Wants To Rule The World,” Alcide Is A Wallflowers Fan

This week’s episode of HBO’s True Blood was titled “Everybody Wants To Rule The World,” so fans figured that the song of that name would be running during the show’s end credits. And that’s what happened: except that it wasn’t the familiar Tears For Fears version.

08/06/2012

(John P. Johnson/HBO)

‘True Blood’ Toughens Up ’70s Ballad ‘You Light Up My Life’

“True Blood” is often celebrated for its interesting use of music, but last night’s episode was probably the only time the ’70s adult contemporary classic “You Light Up My Life” has been the kickoff tune to a vampire feast.

07/23/2012

Photo credit: Lacey Terrell/ HBO

‘True Blood’ Music Supervisor Talks Season Five

Last night, HBO’s True Blood launched its fifth season with an episode called “Turn! Turn! Turn!” The season premiere featured a couple of classic songs and one new take on a timeless hit. “Turn! Turn! Turn!” played as the credits rolled, but it wasn’t the iconic version by The Byrds. Instead, it was a new version recorded by Kentucky rock band My Morning Jacket.

06/12/2012

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Taylor Swift Ready To Take A Bite Out Of “True Blood”?

According to Rolling Stone Magazine, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Taylor Swift[/lastfm] will soundtrack this Sunday’s episode of HBO’s hit series, “True Blood”. Taylor’s song, “Haunted” will be featured during a “racy, sexy scene” in the episode, one in […]

08/22/2011

Sam Hatch’s DVD Blu Ray Releases For Tuesday May 31st

It’s the movie freak and the movie geek– I talk to Sam Hatch from Culture Dogs about this week’snew DVD and Blu Ray releases… We talk about Nic Cage’s new Drive Angry, Javier Bardem’s Biutiful, […]

06/01/2011

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