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Robyn covers Coldplay's 'Every Teardrop is a Waterfall': Listen to it here

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I thought Robyn’s cover of “Since U been Gone” was my favorite song cover the Swedish songstress had ever done, but then I heard her take on Coldplay’s “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall.”

Love is a strong word, but I don’t hesitate using it in this case. She gives the band’s latest hit what can only be described as “the Robyn treatment,” and it has left me in a state of synth-pop euphoria.

Could this cover (which she did for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge) be a hit for Robyn? I think so. Listen and weight in! READ FULL STORY

Duncan Sheik's new album of '80s covers: Hear his take on New Order's 'Love Vigilante' here -- EXCLUSIVE

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Singer-songwriter Duncan Sheik’s career has carried on from his ’90s “Barely Breathing” days on the pop charts to triumph on Broadway penning the music for the Tony-sweeping musical Spring Awakening.

He’s recently paired again with his Spring writing partner Steven Sater on a new Alice in Wonderland musical for the stage, but in the meantime, Sheik’s most current collaboration is with an entire decade of synth-pop heartbreak: His Covers 80s will be released June 7, taking on songs from the likes of The Smiths, Tears for Fears,  Dépêche Mode, Thompson Twins, New Order, The Cure, and Love and Rockets.

Stream his version of of New Order’s classic “Love Vigilante” here: READ FULL STORY

Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff sing Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep' on 'Glee': Watch it here

Those crazy 25-year-old kids on Glee demonstrate once more their uncanny ability to turn any song a delightful shade of vanilla, this time with a meh-tastic version of Adele’s cathartic, hell-hath-no-awesomeness-like-a-woman-scorned anthem “Rolling in the Deep.”

Check out the scene below, in which Jonathan Groff’s Jesse expresses his feelings to Lea Michele’s Rachel the only way he knows how: By awkwardly re-contextualizing someone else’s lyrics: READ FULL STORY

Matthew Morrison officially confirms duet with Sting -- EXCLUSIVE

Matthew Morrison has already announced collaborations on his upcoming album with an eclectic group of artists, including Elton John, Gwyneth Paltrow, and American Idol winner Kris Allen. Now, the Glee star is confirming a duet with one of music’s biggest stars: Sting. While it’s been rumored about for months, Morrison now tells EW exclusively, “I am happy to confirm that the final duet on my album is with one of my icons, a musical genius, Sting.  I was honored that he agreed to do the duet and allow me to sing with him on one of his most incredible songs, ‘Let Your Soul Be My Pilot’.” Morrison’s self-titled album drops next Tuesday. Listen to Sting’s original version below…

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Read more:
‘Glee’ star Matthew Morrison and ‘American Idol’ winner Kris Allen talk collaborating on new single, ‘Still Got Tonight’
Matthew Morrison unveils Elton John duet

Hear Matthew Morrison and Gwyneth Paltrow duet on ‘Over the Rainbow’ — EXCLUSIVE

Karmin cover Lil Wayne's '6 Foot 7 Foot': So what now? We ponder the viral duo's career options

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Remember a few weeks ago, when wide-eyed indie duo Karmin covered Chris Brown’s “Look at Me Now”?

Bostonians Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan are back for an encore, this time taking a bite out of Lil Wayne’s comeback single “6 Foot 7 Foot.” It’s not quite as technically impressive as Heidemann’s lightning-fast delivery of the Busta Rhymes verse on “Look at Me Now,” but it’s still an impressive approximation of Weezy’s raspy, free-association delivery (and Noonan’s re-creation of the beat is also pretty mind-bending). Watch it after the jump.

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'Glee': Hear New Directions cover Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' here

Because you haven’t heard enough about the Lady yet today, Glee has gone Gaga once again.

The Fox series, which has already covered Lady Gaga’s “Telephone,” “Bad Romance,” and “Poker Face,” is tackling the superstar’s anthem “Born This Way” on Tuesday’s special 90-minute episode.

The New Directions version finds Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) and Mercedes (Amber Riley) taking lead vocals with support from Kurt (Chris Colfer). Listen to the tune below: READ FULL STORY

William Shatner reveals track list of his space-themed album and surprise guest stars -- Bootsy Collins and Brad Paisley are just the beginning

A lot of people talk Shat about Captain Kirk’s music career, but you have to give William credit for sticking to his guns (or in this case, phasers): he’s 80 years old, he stars on a CBS sitcom, he slashes travel prices, and he still finds time to pursue his much-maligned passion for music.

Bill Shatner just posted the track list to his upcoming Searching For Major Tom, a collection of space-themed cover songs that are supposedly heavy on the metal influences (so Saruman of him).

Yes, this means that after thirty-plus years, fans will finally hear a studio version of Shatner’s bizarre talk-sing take on Elton John’s “Rocket Man,” which he first performed at the Science Fiction Film Awards in the ’70s and has since become a so-bad-it’s-impossible-to-stop-watching YouTube favorite.

The list of covers promises the strangest collection of tunes The Shat has yet recorded—which is saying something, since this is a guy who recorded an album combining Shakespeare monologues with “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” and “Mr. Tambourine Man” in the ’60s. And some of his most interesting—and most well-known—musical co-stars. READ FULL STORY

Rebecca Black's 'Friday' will find a home on 'Glee'; which seat should she take?

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In Hollywood, you know you’ve reached critical mass when you’re asked to appear on The Simpsons. In the music world, another Fox show provides the same stamp of transcendence (just as long as it’s not performed by Foo Fighters or Kings of Leon).

Glee is that show, and its latest adoption is Rebecca Black’s viral behemoth “Friday,” which recently surpassed 100 million views on YouTube,

According to nymag.com, the song will appear an upcoming episode that centers around the prom, and will either be sung by Kevin McHale, Chord Overstreet and Mark Salling, or the combination of Salling and returning guest star Jonathan Groff, reprising his role as Vocal Adrenaline leader Jesse St. James.

At this point, both Black and Glee have faced so many backlashes (and, uh, frontlashes) that it’s impossible to tell whether it’s OK to still like them, or whether you should try to be ironic about it or not. What do you think, readers—are you ready for the fun fun fun fun? Should Black make a cameo? Tell us in the comments below.

More on EW.com:
‘Glee’ scoop: Gwyneth Paltrow will cover Adele on next week’s episode
Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon sing Rebecca Black’s ‘Friday’
Rebecca Black’s ‘Friday': Will someone please think of the children?!

Hear Matthew Morrison and Gwyneth Paltrow duet on 'Over the Rainbow' -- EXCLUSIVE

EW was the first to tell you about Matthew Morrison’s duet with his Glee co-star Gwyneth Paltrow for Morrison’s upcoming album.

Now we can offer you a sneak peak at the results with this exclusive taste of their collaboration on the classic, “Over the Rainbow.” The tune has become somewhat of a staple for Morrison as he performed it during his Glee audition and has also tackled it on the series.

Paltrow, meanwhile, is reportedly working on her own record deal and will be back as Holly Holliday on Glee‘s April 19th episode. The pair’s “Over the Rainbow” will be available to download tomorrow on iTunes and Morrison’s album is scheduled for release on May 10 (you can find the dates for his summer tour here).

Listen below to Morrison and Paltrow’s cover: READ FULL STORY

Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig covers Paul Simon's 'Papa Hobo': Hear it here

Vampire Weekend have heard the Paul Simon comparisons one or two thousand times before, so it makes sense that frontman Ezra Koenig would record a version “Papa Hobo,” from Simon’s self-titled 1972 solo album. Give it a listen here:

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