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Eric Burdon & Jenny Lewis – “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”

In 1965, British Invasion greats the Animals had a hit with their cover of Nina Simone’s “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood,” and now the former Animals frontman Eric Burdon has teamed up with the former Rilo Kiley leader Jenny Lewis to record another version of the song. This one is for True Blood, the HBO… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 10, 2013 - 1:05 pm

Iggy Pop & Bethany Cosentino – “Let’s Boot And Rally”

Recently, Iggy Pop & Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino recorded a song for the True Blood soundtrack called “Let’s Boot And Rally,” a song co-written by KCRW DJ Gary Calamar (Calamar also serves as True Blood’s music supervisor). It’s a quick, fun groove where Iggy takes the lead and Bethany backs him up. Basically, it’s the… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 5, 2012 - 11:34 am

Neko Case & Nick Cave Cover The Zombies

Neko Case and Nick Cave have covered the Zombies’ “She’s Not There” for HBO’s True Blood. KCRW DJ Gary Calamar, who serves as music supervisor for the vampire comedy (did you think it was a drama?), commissioned Lafayette rocker CC Adcock to come up with the “more dark and sexy” swamp pop arrangement, then decided… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 24, 2011 - 2:17 pm

Win Butler Interviews Alexander Skarsgård

Interview Magazine has celebrities interview other celebrities, and for their latest issue they asked Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler to talk to True Blood star Alexander Skarsgård. Turns out Butler is a huge True Blood fan, but he hasn’t finished the last season, so they don’t about specific episodes so much as try to find… More »

By: jessica / June 8, 2011 - 10:29 am

Beck – “Bad Blood”

Already featured on The Twilight Saga: Eclipse OST, Hansen extends the vampire theme/thing by contributing fuzzy blues-rocker “Bad Blood” to True Blood’s roots-y second soundtrack. The 14-song collection also includes new material from M. Ward (a cover of much covered “Howlin’ For My Baby”) and Lucinda Williams with Elvis Costello, along with old favorites and… More »

By: brandon / May 24, 2010 - 9:59 am