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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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'Glee' premiere: Hear Darren Criss and the Warblers cover 'Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?'

Rod Stewart has serious competition in Darren Criss and the Warblers: the Glee stars have just released a brand new cover of Stewart’s classic, “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy,” off their upcoming Warblers-only album, dropping April 19.

The 13-track compilation will feature most Warbler hits, like “Teenage Dream” and “Raise Your Glass,” along with the Stewart cover. Listen below: READ FULL STORY

Nick Pitera sings a Disney mega-medley: Watch 'One Man Disney Movie' here!

YouTube viral video star—and legitimately talented singer—Nick Pitera has unleashed a musical medley of Disney hits that he calls his “One Man Disney Movie.”

Initially Internet-famous for his “A Whole New World” video—which shows him convincingly switching between the male and female vocal parts—Pitera returns the world of Disney covers after his more recent forays into Glee and Adele territory.

Only this time, he’s singing every part: princess, villain, hero, sidekick and even the town chorus. Watch it here: READ FULL STORY

Matthew Morrison and Gwyneth Paltrow to duet on his upcoming album -- EXCLUSIVE

Matthew Morrison and Gwyneth Paltrow have already proven they have great onscreen chemistry as lovestruck teachers Will Schuester and Holly Holliday on Glee. (The actress pops up again on the April 19 episode.) Now the pair are hoping that energy translates to the recording studio. EW has learned exclusively that Morrison and the Country Strong star will duet on his self-titled adult-contemporary album, scheduled to drop this May 10. Morrison asked Paltrow to sing on the album during her work on Glee, but admits the conversation was slightly awkward. “The hardest part of doing this album was asking these people favors, like Elton [John] and her,” says the actor. “I’m so not that guy.” Luckily, choosing the song for their collaboration was much easier. The pair will be covering a tune very familiar to Morrison and his Glee fans: the classic “Over the Rainbow.” The actor auditioned for Glee with the song and performed it on the series’ season 1 finale. “People kind of know me for that song now,” says Morrison. “I wanted to do a duet with a female. I thought that was a good song to do, and we really did a different arrangement of it. It’s a lot of strings, and it’s beautiful.”

For more on Morrison’s duet with Paltrow, pick up this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly on newsstands this Friday.

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Iron and Wine covers George Michael's 1988 hit 'One More Try' for the Onion: Listen to it here

News from the left-field of awesome: lo-fi folk singer Iron and Wine (a.k.a. Sam Beam) covers an ’80s his from dance-pop icon George Michael.

Beam swung by the Chicago offices of The Onion’s A.V. Club to perform a lovely, subdued version of Michael’s chart-topper “One More Try.”

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Amanda Seyfried sings 'L'il Red Riding Hood' -- EXCLUSIVE

Amanda-SeyfriedImage Credit: RD/Orchon/Retna Ltd/CorbisCan’t wait to see the atmospheric horror-fairy-tale Red Hiding Hood this weekend? Then whet your fangs on actress Amanda Seyfried’s eerie acoustic cover (available here for purchase) of Sam the Sham & The Pharoahs’ “L’il Red Riding Hood,” exclusively here at EW’s Music Mix: READ FULL STORY

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