Today's Tickets @ 2 Song: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" by Tears For Fears

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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

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

‘True Blood’ Music Recap: ‘At Last’

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 […]

07/08/2013

‘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 […]

06/17/2013

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.

08/27/2012

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

(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

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