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Fans of Alternative Country artist Steve Earle were treated to a preview of I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive, when this song got played on HBO's New Orleans based show Treme several months before the album's release. Earle, who plays a recurring street musician, composed the song especially for the drama series.
Earle recorded the song with producer T-Bone Burnett in New Orleans. The horns were arranged and conducted by the influential New Orleans R&B musician Allen Toussaint
The song features backing vocals by the actor Tim Robbins. Surprised to find the Shawshank Redemption
actor popping up on a Steve Earle album? Robbins does have a musical pedigree - his father Gil was a member of the folk music group The Highwaymen and Robbins himself has recorded his own material
"This City" was nominated for a 2010 Emmy in the Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics category and a 2010 Grammy in the Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media category.
This all-female group of country rockers were on their way to stardom in the '00s, with a Starbucks deal and major label backing.
Billy Gould of Faith No More
Faith No More's bassist, Billy Gould, chats to us about his two new experimental projects, The Talking Book and House of Hayduk, and also shares some stories from the FNM days.
Jason Newsted (ex-Metallica)
The former Metallica bassist talks about his first time writing a song with James Hetfield, and how a hand-me-down iPad has changed his songwriting.
The "A Thousand Miles" singer on what she thinks of her song being used in White Chicks
and how she captured a song from a dream.