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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.

08/27/2012

Anna Paquin, Ryan Kwanten. photo: John P. Johnson

This Week’s “True Blood”: Sookie “Against” John Mellencamp?

Sookie, the main character from HBO’s True Blood, has plenty of problems on her hands these days. One of her vampire ex-boyfriends is a religious evangelist who now sees humans as little more than food. Another ex- is on the run from the first ex-. A werewolf who she was about to hop into bed with now finds her repulsive (and not only because she threw up on him in the heat of the moment). But on this week’s episode, she may have added to her problems by insulting a heartland rocker so ornery he named himself “Little Bastard.”

08/21/2012

Jim Parrack, Deborah Ann Woll, and Ryan Kwanten/Photo credit John P. Johnson

From Sun Records To Katy Perry, ‘True Blood’ Shows Musical Variety

This week’s episode of HBO’s True Blood covered a wide array of music, including classic blues from Chess Records (John Lee Hooker), early rock and roll from Sun Records (Carl Perkins) and a somewhat more recent pop star (Katy Perry).

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

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‘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

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True Blood Music Roundup: Sookie Sings “The Pina Colada Song”

Last night’s True Blood had the scene that fans had been waiting for [spoiler alert].

07/02/2012

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John Mellencamp Covered On “True Blood”

“Authority Always Wins”: John Mellencamp Covered On “True Blood” Last night, HBO’s vampire series True Blood continued its long tradition of using song titles and lyrics in the titles of episodes. “Authority Always Wins” was […]

06/19/2012

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‘True Blood’ Music Supervisor Talks Season Five: New Iggy Pop Duet, Mellencamp Cover & More

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 […]

06/12/2012

Beck, Stone Temple Pilots Featured On True Blood Soundtrack

[lastfm]Beck[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Stone Temple Pilots[/lastfm] have both contributed tracks to the upcoming second True Blood soundtrack.

05/14/2010

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