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Plus: Fergie Honored, Kings of Leon No. 1 in Europe

October 25, 2010 12:02 PM ET

Bieber Debuting Acoustic Video at World Series
Justin Bieber will debut his video for "Never Say Never" during the World Series Game 3 pre-show on Saturday. The video for the track — off the singer's acoustic CD, due November 22 — was shot at Anaheim, California's Angels Stadium, and features him wearing gear from both the Rangers and the San Francisco Giants. [The AP]

The Kings of Leon Score First Number One in Europe
Now that the band's fifth album, Come Around Sundown, has topped Billboard's European Albums Chart, the band will celebrate in with five massive outdoor UK gigs next summer, including a return to London's Hyde Park. [BBC.co.uk]

Fergie: Woman of the Year
Fergie will receive Billboard's Woman of the Year award at their Women in Music Event in New York on December 2nd. "Fergie is a unique artist with great business savvy, style and an unbelievable dedication to philanthropic efforts, making her an inspiration to aspiring female artists everywhere," said Billboard's editorial director Bill Werde. [Billboard.com]

Young Buck Sues the I.R.S.
In August, the I.R.S. raided Young Buck's Nashville house because the rapper owed $300,000 in taxes. Now Buck is suing the IRS, claiming the raid hindered his ability to make money and pay off the debts. "They took my kids' PlayStation, my assistants' computers, and baby's mothers' jewelry. They took my home studio so I can't even record," he said in August. [XXL via WSMV]

The Black Keys Announce ‘Brothers' Box Set
As Black Friday approaches, and the Black Keys have announced a limited edition Brothers package that includes the original 45 RPM record, a CD version of the album, a bonus 10" record with six unreleased live recordings and a poster. [TheBlackKeys.com]

Mumford and Sons Announce Deluxe Version of Sigh No More
English folk-rockers Mumford & Sons will re-release last year's smash Sigh No More in a deluxe edition on November 29. It will include a 12-track live album (recorded at their Shepherd's Bush Empire shows in March), a brand new track called "Hold on to What You Believe" and footage of their recent tours of Europe, the US and India. [MumfordandSons.com]

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“Madame George”

Van Morrison | 1968

One of the first stream-of-consciousness epics to make it onto a Van Morrison record, his drawn-out farewell to the eccentric "Madame George" lasted nearly 10 minutes, combining ingredients from folk, jazz and classical music. The character that gave the song its title provoked speculation that it was about a drag queen, though Morrison denied this in Rolling Stone. "If you see it as a male or a female or whatever, it's your trip," he remarked. "I see it as a ... a Swiss cheese sandwich. Something like that."

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