Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” Was Covered in HBO’s Westworld Season Four

Metallica’s Heavy Metal hit “Enter Sandman” got the Westworld treatment tonight as an orchestral instrumental cover of the track was heard in the latest episode. In the HBO shows’s season four, episode three Annees Folles, you can hear a cover by award-winning composer Ramin Djawadi (Game of Thrones) as he covered the tune. Also, heard in the episode a few seconds of a Ragtime piano cover of “Enter Sandman,” a Ragtime cover of Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy,” and Blondie’s Pop Rock hit “Call Me!” Westworld’s use of the music has been amazing throughout the series and featured past covers of Nirvana and Nine Inch Nails among others. Continue reading

Westworld Season Three Trailer Features Classic Pink Floyd Track

Memes abound rife with jokes about people canceling their HBO subscriptions all over the internet today, the day after the final episode of Game of Thrones aired. Of course, HBO is not going anywhere and one of their flagship shows now becomes Westworld, which will see season three air next year, in 2020. Season three of Westworld will introduce a new narrative and a new co-star in Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman). In the trailer for the season which aired before the final Game of Thrones, a narration by Paul’s as yet unnamed character is accompanied by ‘Brain Damage’ from Pink Floyd’s all-time classic Dark Side of The Moon. We’re looking forward to this show next year, so watch the trailer now!Continue reading

Ramin Djawadi Wins An Emmy Award For Game Of Thrones Season 7 Soundtrack

Composer Ramin Djawadi won an Emmy® Award this weekend for his iconic musical work on HBO’s Game of Thrones. Having composed for all seven seasons of the hit HBO series, Ramin’s score for the penultimate season finale episode “The Dragon and the Wolf” earned him the win in the category of Outstanding Music Composition For A Series Original Dramatic Score. Ramin was honored with dueling Emmy® nominations in the same category this year, also receiving a separate nomination for his music on the famed television show Westworld. Last night in L.A. The Game Of Thrones® Live Concert Experience 2018 Tour kicked off.Continue reading

HBO’s New “Sharp Objects” Mini-Series Features Led Zeppelin, Steve Miller

HBO’s new Southern Gothic psychological thriller and mini-series event Sharp Objects features an incredible, eclectic soundtrack featuring intense instrumentals, indie music artists, and rock legends like Led Zeppelin and Steve Miller. From Sylvian Esso and The Acid’s lucid ethereal obtuse sounds, to lead character Camille Preaker (played by Golden Globe winner Amy Adams) and her broken iPod Classic Zeppelin playlist on repeat of Led Zepplin II and Led Zeppelin III classics such as ‘I Can’t Quit You Baby’, ‘Thank You’, and ‘What Is And Should Never Be’ among others, the music has almost acted as an extra character in the show. Suspensful, incredibly filmed, well-written, and a great performance from Adams in the lead role, the show has been amazing so far in the two episodes that have aired. Check out this Spotify playlist for the show, hopefully, a portend of a release similar to other HBO shows like Game Of Thrones and Westworld.Continue reading

Ramin Djawadi Nominated For Two Emmys For Game Of Thrones And Westworld

We normally don’t give a crap here about awards shows, but we have to give props when the music is just this great. Composer Ramin Djawadi has earned two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Music Composition For A Series Original Dramatic Score. Having crafted outstanding musical scores for two television juggernauts in Game of Thrones and Westworld, Ramin will be honored with dueling nominations in the same category. Ramin was previously nominated for an Emmy in 2017 for his Main Title Theme Music on Westworld. Continue reading

Nirvana’s “Heart Shaped Box” Featured In Westworld Episode

After being teased before the season, the full piano and orchestra-based version of Nirvana’s classic track ‘Heart Shaped Box’ appeared last night in the Season 2, eighth episode Kiksuya of HBO’s Westworld. The cover was created by acclaimed series composer Ramin Djawadi, also known for his work on Game Of Thrones. The trailer uses imagery that also called to mind the lyrics and even the music video for the song, which came from the In Utero (DGC Records) album, which has its 25th anniversary this year. Djawadi’s Westworld soundtracks have featured re-imaginings of classic songs from artists such as Nine Inch Nails, Wu-Tang Clan, Soundgarden and more.

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The Rolling Stones Paint It Black Appears In HBO’s Westworld

SPOILER ALERT! If you are not caught up on HBO’s Westworld Season 2, then read no further. Last night on the much-anticipated episode ‘Akane No Mai’, a rendition of The Rolling Stones classic ‘Paint It Black’ was used. Last year it was used in a crucial episode as a chamber music version. This time it was reimagined as a classic Japanese theme, matching their visit to “Shogun World”. Composer Ramin Djawadi used all Japanese instrumentation to bring this version to life. Check it out!Continue reading

Nirvana’s “Heart Shaped Box” Featured In Westworld Season Two Trailer

An elegant orchestral version of Nirvana’s late-era classic ‘Heart Shaped Box’ debuted last night in the Season Two trailer for HBO’s Westworld. The cover was created by acclaimed series composer Ramin Djawadi, also known for his work on Game Of Thrones. The trailer uses imagery that also called to mind the lyrics and even the music video for the song, which came from 1993’s In Utero (DGC Records) album. Season 2 of Westworld premieres on April 22nd at 9 PM local time. Watch the trailer now!Continue reading

Gene Loves Jezebel – Dancing Underwater

Gene Loves Jezebel is a rock band that was formed in the early 1980’s by twin brothers Jay and Michael Aston. Totally Eighties with a hint of “today,” these brothers formed the kind of band you never thought you’d listen to and actually enjoy; they’ve got some pretty wicked jams under their belt.Continue reading