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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).

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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

Today in Covers: Katy Perry does Gaga's 'Born This Way,' and Selena Gomez does Jessie J's 'Price Tag'

Covering songs is fun! And singers love to do it! Just see the recent spate of covers, with pop stars taking on the songs of other pop stars.

On Sunday night at a concert in in Houston, Disney princess Selena Gomez made her love for rising poptress Jessie J apparent with a stirring performance of “Price Tag,” while yesterday, Katy Perry did the same thing with current Lady Gaga anthem “Born This Way.” (Note the screams as she uttered the opening line, “My mama told me when I was young / that we were already superstars.” This crowd loves Gaga!)

The criticism I’ve heard of both covers doesn’t have anything to do with how Selena or Katy performed the songs, but rather that they performed them at all. Is it a bit early for one pop star to be covering other pop stars’ songs that are currently on the charts?

I don’t know what the protocol is, but I get why that would seem a little egregious: Basically, these covers could be seen as plays for attention. Like, are your own songs—or even older songs by other artists—not enough to generate the buzz you desire? Regardless of that line of thinking, I still rather enjoyed both covers, especially Katy’s acoustic take on “Born This Way.” Watch them both here:

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'Glee': Warblers album to be released in April

It took only one song—Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream”—for Blaine (Darren Criss) and the Warblers to become fan favorites on Glee. So, it’s only natural that the Warblers will be getting their own album due this April, according to Fox.

The series’ will release its fifth soundtrack album tomorrow, which includes season two tunes like “Thriller/Heads Will Roll” and “Take Me Or Leave Me.” It’s unclear what the track listing for the Warblers album will be but safe bets are “Teenage Dream,” “Hey, Soul Sister,” and “When I Get You Alone.” This week, Blaine and the Warblers (including Kurt) tackle Neon Trees’ “Animal.” Listen below to their cover: READ FULL STORY

Lady Gaga on the cover of 'Vogue': what do you think of her weird new look?

Some call her unoriginal, some call her crazy, but the one thing most everyone can agree upon is that Lady Gaga is powerful. So who better to grace the cover of Vogue‘s annual Power Issue than the pop star herself? Forsaking her m.o. of incomprehensible dresses and painful-looking headgear, Gaga is photographed in a breezy white gown and subdued pink wig that looks more colorfully roaring ’20s than her usual avant-garde fare. But it’s actually refreshing to see Gaga’s real — albeit heavily makeuped — face not hidden behind couture architecture.

In the article, Gaga talks about her highly anticipated single, which hits radio stations this Friday, David Bowie and rocking out to Beethoven as a child.

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