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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

This week’s episode — the second to last of a shortened, ten-part season — may have been the best, with a final goodbye to a longtime character and a particularly bloody jailbreak.

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

(John P. Johnson)

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

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

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