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Iggy Pop and Best Coast Collaborate for 'True Blood'

'Let's Boot and Rally' will appear on July 8th episode of the HBO show

Iggy Pop and Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast
Didier Messens/Redferns; Theo Wargo/Getty Images
June 26, 2012 4:40 PM ET

Iggy Pop and Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino are set to debut a collaborative track on HBO's True Blood. "Let's Boot and Rally," a duet between the pair, will play on July 8th during the end credits of the fifth episode of the show's current (fifth) season.

Iggy Pop recently self-released an album of mostly French covers, while Best Coast's second studio album, The Only Place, was released this past May.

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