Madonna covers Elliott Smith's "Between the Bars"

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A lot of things going on here - Madonna's launching a project called #SecretProjectRevolution; it's a short film she made with the photographer Steven Klein as part of another new project called Art for Freedom, which is an "online global initiative to further freedom of expression... to respond, address and protest persecution around the world." As part of the launch of these projects, Madonna enacted a performance art piece at New York's Gagosian Gallery, in which she sang Elliott Smith's "Between the Bars" after being violently dragged into the room by men dressed as prison guards. It's definitely an unexpected cover, but based a fan-shot video, it sounds pretty great. Check it out.