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Plus: Franz Ferdinand Returns; Bieber Tops YouTube

December 9, 2010 4:55 PM ET

Tonsillitis Postpones Glee Shoot
An outbreak of tonsillitis that felled several cast members caused Glee to postpone work on its post-Super Bowl episode on Friday, according to Entertainment Weekly. "In bed, hoping that medicine, soup, my computer and a marathon of movies will be the cure," the show's Dianna Agron wrote on her blog Friday. Work on the show is scheduled to resume on Monday. [Entertainment Weekly via MTV News]

Bieber, "Bed Intruder Song" Top YouTube's Year-End List
Justin Bieber's "Baby" and a musical rendering of Antoine Dodson's TV interview about an attempted rape against his sister were the most-viewed videos on YouTube this year, the site announced Monday. Bieber's video clocked some 406 million views, while Dodson's total — which includes two versions of the "Bed Intruder Song" — is over 61 million. [Associated Press]

Franz Ferdinand Play Surprise Show
Franz Ferdinand played a surprise gig at the All Tomorrow's Parties festival in England on Saturday night, although the band didn't debut any new material. Earlier in the day the group's Alex Kapranos and Nick McCarthy joined former Orange Juice singer Edwin Collins for two songs during his set; Collins was backed by Teenage Fanclub, which meant three generations of Scottish indie-rock were briefly on the stage. [NME]

Rihanna Duets With X Factor Winner
Rihanna was a good luck charm for Matt Cardle on Britain's X Factor over the weekend: The pair sang a version of Rihanna's "Unfaithful" together on Saturday night, and Cardle was declared the winner on Sunday. [Entertainment Weekly]

Henry and Glenn Forever Celebrate "Anti-Christmas"
The fictitious cartoon adventures of Henry [Rollins] and Glenn [Danzig] Forever continue with an "Anti-Christmas" episode this year, also featuring Hall & Oates. [Dangerous Minds via The Daily Swarm]

Plus: Diddy Gives Song to T.I.; 'Idol' Covers Beatles

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Song Stories

“San Francisco Mabel Joy”

Mickey Newbury | 1969

A country-folk song of epic proportions, "San Francisco Mabel Joy" tells the tale of a poor Georgia farmboy who wound up in prison after a move to the Bay Area found love turning into tragedy. First released by Mickey Newbury in 1969, it might be more familiar through covers by Waylon Jennings, Joan Baez and Kenny Rogers. "It was a five-minute song written in a two-minute world," Newbury said. "I was told it would never be cut by any artist ... I was told you could not use the term 'redneck' in a song and get it recorded."

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