In the all-new episode, the McKinley High gang (and a couple of Dalton Academy Warblers) will find themselves in a variety of romantic entanglements. After the jump, listen to this week's tunes and watch a few leaked scenes from tomorrow's episode.
Today, PopEater has the exclusive premiere of the 'Thriller' / 'Heads Will Roll' mashup, which combines the Michael Jackson classic with Yeah Yeah Yeahs' 2009 hit. YYYs paid homage to 'Thriller' for their own 'Heads Will Roll' video, so the connection isn't completely out of left field. Plus, both songs feature creepy organ music that the 'Glee' gang turned into a fun, poppy dance beat.
Head over to PopEater for the exclusive premiere of the track, plus details on your chance to win a prize pack that includes four 'Glee' soundtrack volumes and Michael Jackson's 'Vision.'
Last week we heard Santana tackle 'Valerie,' Sam and Quinn duet on '(I've Had) The Time of My Life,' and Blaine lead the Warblers in an a cappella version of Train's 'Hey Soul Sister.' Today, the rest of the songs from the already jam-packed episode have leaked, including 'Dog Days,' separate Kurt and Rachel versions of 'Don't Cry for Me Argentina' and the Hipsters' cover of 'The Living Years.'
If all goes according to the 'Glee' producers' plan, CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric could suit up for an appearance during the Fox show's much-hyped post-Super Bowl episode. According to Deadline Hollywood, Couric is "in talks" to cameo in the Feb. 6 episode.
The appearance would reportedly feature Couric in a scene with Jane Lynch. One of the episode's plots involves the Cheerios competing in their regional cheerleading championships.
Two of the four tracks from 'Furt' are by Mars: the hit single 'Just the Way You Are' and the album cut 'Marry You.' We have just one major question: Which 'Glee' producer is so impressed with Bruno Mars that essentially four of his tracks have been covered this season, which is a mere eight episodes long so far?
Besides the two tracks from tomorrow's show, Mars was featured on the Travie McCoy song 'Billionaire,' which newbie Chord Overstreet covered in the first episode. Plus, Mars co-wrote 'F*** You,' the Cee Lo Green song covered by Gwyneth Paltrow in its radio-friendly form ('Forget You') last week.
'Glee' newbie Darren Criss takes the lead on the Katy Perry song. Since he's rumored to be Kurt's new boyfriend, we're guessing the lyrics are dedicated to McKinley High's fiercest fashionista.
The previews also include a Puck and Artie duet of "One Love," and two new mashups -- the boys take on "Stop! In the Name of Love" and "Free Your Mind" (which would be great without the out-of-place electric guitar roaring in the background) and the girls tackle "Livin' On a Prayer" and "Start Me Up" (which, due to the Bon Jovi, sounds very familiar).
Along with songs we've already heard, like "Empire State of Mind" and "I Want to Hold Your Hand," the new album features covers we've yet to listen to, like Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" and "(I've Had) The Time Of My Life."
Most importantly, we've learned that forthcoming guest star Gwyneth Paltrow will cover Cee Lo Green's "Forget You," though it's unclear if that's a solo song of if she'll duet with someone special (ahem, Mr. Schue). The album will be released Nov. 30. The 'Glee' Christmas album comes out Nov. 16.
According to The Ausiello Files, 'Glee' will release its inevitable holiday-themed album on Nov. 16. That's a full three weeks before the show's Dec. 7 Yuletide special airs, giving the adoring public plenty of time to get into the Christmas spirit (and giving stores plenty of time to stockpile copies in advance of Black Friday).
Read on for the full tracklisting, along with the single the cast released last winter, "Last Christmas," which will appear on the album.
While we got a taste of the 'Glee'-ification of the tunes yesterday, it was impossible to tell that they'd be this fun and energetic. Since Britney's songs are inherently poppy, the cheerful 'Glee' harmonies don't seem out of place (like in the weird Kidz Bop-esque cover of "Empire State of Mind" last week). In fact, they enhance the tracks and make us remember why we loved Britney in the first place.
As with the first soundtrack, the music will be used in upcoming episodes throughout this season.
Of special note on 'Volume 2' is the track by Bob Dylan. For the first volume, he contributed the song 'Things Have Changed'; but this time around, Dylan's giving the show -- and his fans -- something entirely new. To coincide with the soundtrack's release, the Nov. 3 episode will feature the Dylan original 'California,' which is an unreleased track from the 'Bring It Back Home' sessions.
This week, I answer questions about Battlestar Galactica, 30 Days, Trauma and how to find titles of songs that played in episodes.
The network has given the go-ahead to a new show from All Of Us/Baby Bob writer Jared Bush titled Soundtrack. It's about a guy who loses his job and his girlfriend and then starts to hear the same song in his head over and over and over again. The song doesn't go away until he finds what meaning it has in his life. Then the next episode has him hearing another song and he'll have to find out what that meaning is too.
But that's not all: In honor of Mad Men's second season finale on AMC this Sunday night, we are giving away bonus prizes with each DVD set:
- The first place winner will win a DVD along with a Mad Men-branded business card case and a $50 American Express Gift card.
- The second place winner will win a DVD along with a copy of the Mad Man soundtrack.
- To enter, leave a confirmed comment below stating why you'd like to own the Mad Men Season One DVD set.
- The comment must be left before October 24, 2008 at 5:00PM Eastern Time.
- You may enter only once.
- Two winners will be selected in a random drawing.
- The first winner chosen will receive a Mad Men - Season One DVD (valued at $49.98), a Mad Men-branded business card case (valued at $15) and a $50 American Express gift card.
- The second winner chosen will receive a a Mad Men - Season One DVD (valued at $49.98) and a copy of Mad Men: Music From the Series Vol. 1 on compact disc (valued at $17.98).
- Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 and older.
If you want to get your grubby little hands on the soundtrack for The Simpsons movie, you'll have a few options from which to choose.
First, you can pick up the single of Green Day's version of The Simpsons theme, which will come out on July 24, three days before the movie opens on July 27. Green Day also appears in the movie.
You can then buy the full soundtrack through Fox Music's digital music service, or snatch up one of 25,000 soundtracks available in "pink donut" packaging from big box stores like Circuit City, Best Buy and Wal-Mart. The "pink donut" cases were created by Extreme Music.
While you're in the process of preparing yourself both physically and mentally for the release of The Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters on April 13, make sure you snatch up the soundtrack, which comes out on April 10. I haven't purchased the soundtrack for an animated movie since The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, but I may have to get my greasy hands on this one. It'll feature a brand new version of the ATHF theme from Schooly D, not to mention tracks by The Hold Steady, Mastodon, Killer Mike, and Nine Pound Hammer (the band behind the 12 Oz Mouse theme). The CD will also feature sound bites from the movie and skits.
While this is Adult Swim and Williams Street first foray into animated movies, they've been collaborating with underground musicians for some time now. Check out this page for a bunch of downloadable audio goodness.
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