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HBO will air Beyonce concert footage before episodes of 'True Blood'

HBO has announced that Beyoncé, who released her documentary Life Is But A Dream on HBO in February 2013, will return to the network for a series of four-minute excerpts from her Mrs. Carter World Tour. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series, titled Beyoncé: X10, will air segments on Sunday evenings at 8:55 ET/PT, leading into the seventh and final season of True Blood, which airs immediately after.

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Hear Alabama Shakes' 'Pocket Change' from the upcoming 'True Blood' soundtrack -- EXCLUSIVE

Two of the South’s best exports — the Grammy-nominated rockers Alabama Shakes and the Lousiana-set vampires-and-fairies saga True Blood now have one more thing in common: They’ve joined forces for the fourth True Blood soundtrack, out next week.

True Blood Volume 4 will feature new and previously released cuts from such cool cats as the Flaming Lips, My Morning Jacket, and Iggy Pop with Best Coast’s Beth Cosentino. Also on the lineup: a rootsy track called “Pocket Change” from the Brittany Howard-led Shakes, which you can hear exclusively here.

The record will be the first in the series to be released in vinyl, but that won’t happen till mid-June. In the meantime, you can pre-order the CD version here, or, if you’re new-fashioned, reserve a digital copy from iTunes here.

But for now, get a preview of the album by giving “Pocket Change” a listen in our exclusive player below:

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'True Blood' star Stephen Moyer: What's On My iPod

The courtly True Blood vamp, who’s expecting twins with costar Anna Paquin, will also do double duty on the show, directing his first episode July 29.

But when he’s not fighting for Sookie and the fate of the empire, Moyer spends his time listening to raspy-voiced troubadours, genteel indie folkies, and bath-time anthems. Check out what the British actor likes to jam out to below:

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Iggy Pop and Bethany Cosentino on 'True Blood'-approved duet -- Hear it here!

This is a pretty strange story, even by True Blood‘s standards.

Influential Los Angeles radio station KCRW premiered a new collaboration between famed Detroit protopunk Iggy Pop and Best Coast’s Spin covergirl Bethany Cosentino called “Let’s Boot and Rally.”

The new cut’s snaking guitars and Cali surf-rock vibes strike an interesting balance between the two artists’ respective styles, though given Best Coast’s recent taste for the subdued melancholy, the song tilts toward Iggy.

What really makes it intriguing, though, is that the song was co-written by KCRW DJ and True Blood music supervisor Gary Calamar and composer James Combs — plus the fact that it will be featured in the HBO program this Sunday.

Writes Calamar:

“Each episode is named after a song that is used in that show. We had a situation where we had an episode called ‘Boot and Rally’ but we really didn’t have a song that was True Bloody enough to use. What to do. Should we change the title of the episode? I suggested that maybe we can have someone write a new song called ‘Boot and Rally’…..Everyone agreed to give it a try and I started brainstorming.”

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'True Blood' stars share their favorite jams with L.A.'s KCRW

Los Angeles public radio station KCRW has always been a haven of good taste — the influential show Morning Becomes Eclectic was the first to play artists like Beck and Gotye in the U.S.– but recently they’ve let a few celebs take their turn at playing DJ.

Among the latest to share their favorite songs with Angelenos on the stations’ Guest DJ Project are three of the stars of HBO’s True Blood: Joe Manganiello, Sam Trammell, and Alexander Skarsgard.

The werewolf/shapeshifter/vampire trio have as different tastes in music as their alteregos have appetites: Manganiello favors electro-pop tracks like M83′s “Steve McQueen,” while Trammel goes for classics like R.E.M.’s “Radio Free Europe,” and Skarsgard mixes in some of his Scandinavian heritage with Ebba Gron’s 800.

But you don’t have to live in L.A. to enjoy the music: Check out the playlist below and take a listen to a few of their favorites, then visit kcrw.com to hear more: READ FULL STORY

Find out what's on the next 'True Blood' soundtrack, and hear Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's cover of theme song 'Bad Things' here -- EXCLUSIVE

With necromancers gaining control over vampires, mediums channeling dead uncles, and shape-shifters still on the prowl, the fourth season of HBO’s True Blood has been pretty action-packed.

The show’s music, while always excellent, has been especially tight this year, delivering great covers like Nick Cave and Neko Case’s “She’s Not There,” Karen Elson’s take on “Season of the Witch,” and Nick Lowe’s “Cold Grey Light of Dawn” (which closed out the most recent episode of the show).

All of those tracks (in addition to 15 more) are on the forthcoming compilation True Blood – Music From the HBO Series – Volume 3.

That album, which hits stores on September 6, also features two versions of the excellent theme song “Bad Things.” The first is the version by Jace Everett that scores television’s best opening credits sequence, and the second (which will be available on the album’s Digital Deluxe version) is a delightfully scuzzy re-imagination of the song care of San Francisco rockers Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

Check out the BRMC version (exclusively streaming here on the Music Mix) and the full track listing for the soundtrack after the jump. READ FULL STORY

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