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Daily Top 5 News Countdown: The Child of Lov, aka Cole Williams, Dead at 26 + More

Evening Standard, Hulton Archive

Music, like politics, is now subject to the 24-hour news cycle. As a result, it’s damn near impossible to keep abreast of the day’s myriad rock ‘n’ roll tidbits. But fear not: In the spirit of simplification and efficiency, we’ve collected today’s top 5 items and ranked them in terms of newsworthiness. Scroll down to see our picks.



Dennis Wilson Biopic Not Happening

The late Beach Boy’s family has pulled out of the project



Aaron Eckhart had been slated to play the lead role in ‘The Drummer.’ [AV Club]


Keystone, Getty Images
Keystone, Getty Images


Yoko Ono Covers ‘Get Lucky’

Well, it’s more performance art, actually



And actually, it might be fake, but what the heck, give it a listen. [Consequence of Sound]


Jim Dyson, Getty Images
Jim Dyson, Getty Images


Ray Davies Musical Headed to London

‘Sunny Afternoon’ set to open in 2014



Great! Now, about that Kinks reunion… [Contact Music]


Rick Diamond, Getty Images
Rick Diamond, Getty Images


Arcade Fire, M83 Make Oscar Long List

Both will be eligible for Best Score



Of course, 112 other soundtracks are up for consideration, so Win and Regine need not clear space on their trophy shelf just yet. [PItchfork]




The Child of Lov, aka Cole Williams, Dead at 26

Future funkster dies from complications of surgery



Williams’ untimely passing follows the May release of his debut album, which featured Damon Albarn and DOOM. [Consequence of Sound]


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