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Digest: Justin Bieber Movie Rereleased; AC/DC Plans Live Album

Also: 'Glee' disc to feature two original songs; Eminem cracks one billion views on YouTube

February 22, 2011 11:30 AM ET
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber
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Expanded Bieber Movie to Hit Theaters This Weekend
Justin Bieber's 3D concert film Never Say Never is set to be released as an expanded director's cut for one week beginning on February 25th. The new version of the movie will include 40 minutes of new footage and will only be available in 3D, whereas the original cut will still screen in 2D. The rerelease is designed to draw Bieber fans back to theaters for repeat business. [Reuters]

AC/DC to Release New Live Disc
AC/DC is set to release an as-yet untitled live CD/DVD package documenting a series of concerts in Argentina from 2009. This will be the band's sixth live release, and the first since 1997's Let There Be Rock: The Movie - Live in Paris. [NME]

'Glee' Debuts Original Songs on New Compilation
The fifth volume of Glee: The Music will be the first to include original music performed by the cast of the hit show. The new compilation, in stores on March 8th, will feature "Loser Like Me," a song co-written by hitmaker Max Martin, and "Get It Right," a song spotlighting the talents of Lea Michele. The set will also include versions of songs by Prince, Michael Jackson, Queen and Fleetwood Mac. [AOL Music]

Eminem Reaches One Billion Views on YouTube
According to the site Famecount, Eminem has scored over a billion views on YouTube, making him the third most-viewed artist on the site following Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga. Rihanna comes in at third place with just under a billion views. [Idolator]

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“American Girl”

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers | 1976

It turns out that a single with "American" in its title--recorded on the Fourth of July during the nation's Bicentennial, no less--can actually sell better in Britain. Coupled with the Heartbreakers' flair for Byrds jangle and Animals hooks, though, is Tom Petty's native-Florida drawl that keeps this classic grounded at home. Petty dispelled rumors that the song was about a suicidal student, explaining that the inspiration came from when he was 25 and used to salute the highway traffic outside his apartment window. "It sounded like the ocean to me," he recalled. "That was my ocean. My Malibu. Where I heard the waves crash, but it was just the cars going by."

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