VIDEO: Jace Everett Sings True Blood’s ‘Bad Things’ on Huckabee

August 21, 2014

Jace Everett Discusses His Music and THAT Iconic Song:

true-blood-opening-creditsIt’s every truebie’s favorite; the theme song for HBO’s True Blood. Even after seven seasons of listening to it, Bad Things by Jace Everett still encapsulates everything we love so much about True Blood. It’s hard to believe this tune was originally selected as a bookmark song until something better came along.

You can check out the quick interview Jace did with Huckabee recently. He talks about his music and how lucky he is to have his song selected for a show like True Blood. Then he goes on to sing his now famous song, Bad Things. Jace also discusses the release of his newest album, Terra Rosa, which you can purchase from iTunes by clicking here. Terra Rosa is an album which had it’s inspiration drawn from the Bible.

You can check out the full video below of Jace performing alongside Huckabee host Governor Mike Huckabee:


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Source: Fox News – Jace Everett sings the ‘True Blood’ theme song

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Sneak Peek at Jace Everett’s New Album

May 4, 2011

Mr. Good Times:

Jace EverettJace Everett, the man behind True Blood‘s delicious theme song “Bad Things,” is offering fans a special preview of his upcoming album.

The album, titled Mr. Good Times, is tentatively scheduled to drop early this summer. Until then, get a taste of two new tunes: “No Place to Hide Down Here” (which isn’t actually on the album) and the title track, “Mr. Good Times”.

Check them out here.

Source: JaceEverett.com – New Album Premiere

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Jace Everett Talks About His Success Thanks to True Blood

November 29, 2010

Every-one’s Favorite Vampire Track

It’s amazing to think that only three short years ago, Jace Everett was not so well known. But with the use of his now famous track ‘Bad Things,’ Jace has now become a household name in the vampire scene.

Gabrielle Faust from The Examiner was lucky enough to interview Jace Everett on his success and how this all came about. 

When asked about how he managed to wrangle his song onto the hit HBO show, he showed he certainly has a sense of humor about his fame:

I donated a kidney to Alan Ball’s cousin. He felt like he owed me one. If only it were so easy! To keep it brief, Alan Ball had downloaded “Bad Things” in 2006 as an iTunes single of the week. When the show came up, he gave it a whirl and it stuck.

True Blood and Other Influences

While Jace has made some money from the use of his track in True Blood, he is quick to point out that it is not a huge amount of cash. But it is enough to allow him to be more fearless in his field.

Nashville had kind of warped my mind about what you COULD write. The success of the show and my affiliation with it has helped free me from that narrow view

Everett also had plenty else to say about what inspires him, along with his greatest influences.  He lists Willie and Waylon, U2, Chris Rea, Chris Whitley, Daniel Lanois, Mark Knopfler and Chuck Prophet as some of his greatest musical influences.

He also lists boy/girl interactions, politics and religion as some of his other inspirations for song writing. Even the show True Blood inspires him, since he wrote the song ‘Burn for You’ after watching Bill catch on fire in an episode of the hit TV show.

‘Red Revelations’ and What’s Next For Jace

When asked to describe his latest album, ‘Red Revelations,’ Jace had this to say about it:

It’s a swampy, dirty slice of rock and roll; which to me is equal parts country, blues, rock, and blood.

And it seems that the music from this album just may turn out to be just as iconic as ‘Bad Things,’ with the track ‘One of Them,’ being used in the upcoming film MindFLUX.

When asked about his plans for 2011, Jace was eager to let everyone know that he will be touring in the UK and EU in the late spring and early summer. Then it will be back to the US for even more touring.

Finally, Jace was asked by interviewer Gabrielle Faust for any closing thoughts. In true Jace-style, his reply was:

Don’t let the bastards suck the life outta ya! (Unless, of course, you’re into that!)

Source: The Examiner– An Exclusive Interview with Jace Everett

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“Bad Things” is True Blood

July 22, 2010

Jace Everett, who is the writer and performer of the True Blood theme song, “Bad Things”, will be performing today, July 22nd, as part of the Twilight Dance Series in Los Angeles. He will be performing along with Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux and Italian superstar, Jovanatti.

Jace had no idea when he wrote “Bad Things” that it would be the perfect opening for True Blood. Alan Ball who created the show typically takes breaks while writing scripts and hops on iTunes to do some exploring and then return to his scripts.

While taking one of these breaks Alan came across Jace and his song, “Bad Things”.  Alan thought the song was amazing but still wasn’t sure if it was “the one”.  So Gary Calamar, who is the music producer for the show, went and started looking for some other options.  Gary and Alan listened to some great songs but the whole time they admit Jace’s lyrics, “I wanna do bad things with you”, was still blazing in the back of their minds.

It became clear that “Bad Things” was the perfect song for True Blood.  It has a great mix of sex, menace, romance, and humor.  Gary believes the song even helped Alan and the writers find that unique tone for the show and he believes “Bad Things” will go down in history as one of the best television theme songs ever! I for one happen to agree completely!

SOURCE: KCRW

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Jace Everett’s Four-Legged Music Partner

June 18, 2010

Recently People Pets caught up with Jace Everett in his home/musicstudio with his Schnauzer-Welsh terrier mix Teddy, who Jace rescued from a hoarder. Jace is known for singing the hit theme song “Bad Things” for HBO‘s series True Blood. However, did you know that Teddy is also musically inclined? Jace reveals:

“Every time we do a demo you can usually hear his collar being shaken and his toenails clicking on the hardwood floors.”

Jace’s dog seems to have taken an interest in music and is always attracted to a guitar being played. These two friends have been collaborating musically for over two years now.

Though Teddy loves to listen to Jace’s tunes, he doesn’t go on the road for tours, which can be hard on them both. Recently Jace has been traveling non-stop to promote his new album “Red Revelations,” which means he’s been away from his home and his dog. No need to worry though, because Jace’s son has been keeping an eye out for Teddy. The three of them regularly get in touch through Skype, though it tends to bring out the scaredy cat out of Teddy. As Jace puts it,

“He’s basically a big old coward…he startles really easily.”

Teddy gets so startled that even a Chinese lantern swaying can spook him out. Not to fear, Jace was there to save the day and show Teddy there’s nothing to be afraid of. With Jace around, it’s good to know this dog won’t have to worry about bad things happening to him.

SOURCE: peoplepets.com

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True Blood’s Season 2 Soundtrack Track List Released

May 13, 2010

For those of us enjoying the unique musical score of True Blood Season 1, HBOhas released the track list for the Season 2 soundtrack to accompany the release of Season 2on DVD May 25. The soundtrack will include new material and classics as well as an acoustic version of the show’s bluesy theme by Jace Everett, “Bad Things“. If the vampire and supernatural-inspired names of the songs alone don’t tempt you, music by such renowned artists as Beck, Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams, Stone Temple Pilots, and Bob Dylan should.

The tracks include –

Howlin’ for My Baby by M. Ward

Evil (Is Going on) by Jace Everett and CC Adcock

Bad Blood by Beck

How to Become Clairvoyant by Robbie Robertson

Shake and Fingerpop by Jr. Walker and The All Stars

Frenzy by the Screamin’ Jay Hawks

Kiss Like Your Kiss by Lucinda Williamswith Elvis Costello

Gasoline and Matches by Buddy and Julie Miller

You Did (Bomp Shooby Dooby Bomp) by Chuck Prophet

You’re Gonna Miss Me by The 13th Floor Elevators

Fresh Blood by the Eels

The Forgotten People (Bon Temps Remix) by Thievery Corporation

New World in My View by King Britt and Sister Gertrude Morgan

Beyond Here Lies Nothin’ by Bob Dylan

Bad Things (Acoustic) by Jace Everett

Ain’t No Invisible Man by Jakob Dylan

You Can’t Drive Me Away by Stone Temple Pilots

Dig by Headbone featuring Bubba Kendall

Get your iPods charged for continuous play to get you in the mood for the debut of Season 3 on June 13!  (The Season 2 soundtrack will be available via HBO’s Shop, Amazon, and iTunes.)

(Source: EW.com)

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VIDEOS: Jace Everett on Swedish TV

May 9, 2010

Jace Everett best known for his rendition of “Bad Things” on Alan Ball‘s hit HBO TV vampire series True Blood is currently on tour in Europe and was recently interviewed on Swedish television.  Below are several interviews with Jace where he discuss his success with True Blood and performs some of his songs.

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No “Bad Things” for Jace Everett

May 9, 2010

The popularity of True Blood in the UK and Europe has really paid off for Nashville bluesman Jace Everett.

The singer/songwriter, best known as the composer of Bad Things, the opening theme-song of the hit HBO series, wowed UK critics and caught the attention of Ian Ashbridge of Wrasse records.

In press release published recently on Earthtimes, Ashbridge said:

We researched and noticed that the new album was not released in Europe and quickly arranged to release the album in October 2009, to coincide with the Channel 4 opening of ‘True Blood,'” said Ashbridge. “‘Bad Things’ instantly went on the radio 2 playlist where it stayed for over 6 weeks — and Red Revelations went on to sell over 50,000 units throughout Europe, over 20,000 alone in the UK.

The response to the album in Europe was so good that Universal Music will re-release Red Revelations on June 8 in the US  to coincide with Season 3 of True Blood.

Jace is currently touring Europe, Ireland and the UK before returning home for dates in the US in late May, June and July.

If you want to check out some of Jace’s other songs, go to his website or MySpace page.  If you like country-blues-rockabilly with an edge of darkness, it’s really worth a listen.

Jace is also tweeting (@JaceEverett) while on tour (and had been playing with a broken finger – ouch!).

Tour dates
May 9th: The Maze, Nottingham
May 10th: The Boardwalk, Sheffield
May 12th: The Chattery, Swansea
May 13th: Errigle Inn, Belfast
May 16th: Whelan’s, Dublin
May 18th: St. Bonaventure’s Club, Bristol
May 19th: The Hare and Hounds, Birmingham
May 20th: Sefton Park Palm House, Liverpool
May 21st: Manchester Academy, Manchester
May 22nd: Civic Theatre, Bedford
May 31st: Iota Club, Arlington, VA
June 1st: World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA
June 5th: Highline Ballroom, New York, NY
June 11th: Exit/In, Nashville, TN
July 22nd: Santa Monica Twilight Concert Series, Santa Monica, CA

SOURCE: Earthtimes

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True Blood Almost had Alternate Opening Song

April 29, 2010

The opening sequence of True Blood has become an integral and recognizable aspect of the show. For fans, the sequence is a humorous mixture of menace, sexuality, and of course, anticipation. Interestingly, the use of Jace Everett’s Bad Things” was originally just a temporary track that Alan Ball liked, while Gary Calamar, the music supervisor for True Blood, searched for the perfect song.

This little tidbit of information was discussed at the Sync Up Conference in New Orleans that ran simultaneously to Jazz Fest as a local professional-development outreach endeavor by the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation. Gary Calamar’s panel, “Creating Music For Film and Television“, included Treme music supervisor Blake Leyh, Better Than Ezra’s Kevin Griffin, and “Icons Among Us: Jazz in the Present Tense” producer, John W. Comerford.

While the visuals were created for the opening sequence by Digital Kitchen, it was up to Calamar “to find the song,” while Jace Everett’sBad Things” was considered just a temporary track. Calamar discussed that C.C. Adcock, a New Orleans Jazz Festival favorite, was in the running with his song “Bleed 2 Feed“, which Adcock submitted himself. Calamar notes:

He’s a great musician and a great – I don’t know if hustler is the right word — hustler in the best sense of the word.

Of course, as we all know, “Bad Things” went from being a temporary placeholder to one of the most recognizable aspects of the show. Luckily, C.C. Adcock’s song was later used in the first-season’s soundtrack.

In the end, True Blood fans received the best possible outcome: “Bad Things” as our episodic sing-a-long and “Bleed 2 Feed” on the soundtrack Calamar facilitated.

SOURCE: Nola.com

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Jace Everett To Perform in Maidstone, Kent UK

April 16, 2010

On his first tour in the UK, Jace Everett will be performing his “Bad Things” hit from the True Blood TV series.  The venue on Friday, May 7th at 7:45pm, will be at The Exchange Studio on Earl Street in Maidstone, Kent.  Doors open at 7:00pm.

Tickets for the Jace Everett Band are being sold online at wegottickets.com for £17.00.  The number of tickets remaining are limited, so don’t wait too long.

The Exchange Studio at Hazlitt Arts Center opened in May 2008 and is “the ultimate in flexible studio spaces”.  It can be configured for just about any situation – from theatre in the round, cabaret, dance floor to band nights or comedy clubs.

Promoting the tour is Maverick Magazine.  They are a team of individuals who are passionate about music – country, folk, bluegrass and roots music, as well as cross-overs.  Editor, Alan Cackett, however, is not satisfied with being just a magazine.

“Now with a small dedicated team, a monthly 100 page magazine is produced to wonderful luxury coffee-table quality, along with a music festival every year, weekly shows at a venue in Maidstone, occasional radio appearances for the BBC, tour sponsorship and anything else we can find time for.”

Within the magazine, readers will be treated to a wealth of information on artists and bands: details including new releases, extensive tour dates and projects, reviews of the previous month’s gigs (both positive and negative); CD reviews in separate sections for new releases and re-releases.  A one-page index will list all artists featured in that issue.  You will also find letters, obituaries and festival guides.

With so much passion for music, they also want to keep it real for their audience.  Comments, suggestions, input are welcome.

“As an independent publication we appreciate all of your support and comments – good or bad – the future of Maverick magazine is ultimately in your hands…”

SOURCES: 

Maverick Live myspace

wegottickets.com

maverick-country.com

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