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Daily Top 5 News Countdown: Courtney Love Teases Hole Reunion + More

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Rock ‘n’ roll, like politics, is now subject to the 24-hour news cycle, and as such, it’s nearly impossible to keep abreast of the day’s myriad music tidbits. But fear not: In order to keep you connected, we’ve collected today’s top 5 items and ranked them in terms of newsworthiness. Scroll down to see our picks.

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Lily Allen Blasts Pop Peers

U.K. spitfire calls modern musicians “botoxed idiots”



Allen also tells Esquire she misses the Britpop days, when rockers took lots of drugs and engaged in casual sex. Us too, love. [NME]


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Ian Gavan/Getty Images


Brian May Faces Cancer Scare

Queen guitarist has been undergoing testing throughout the holidays



The virtuoso shredder and sometime astrophysicist is “cautiously optimistic” going into his final scan, since previous ones have luckily “eliminated a lot of nasty things.” [Contact Music]


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Paul Brasil


Stevie Nicks Officiates Deer Tick Singer’s Wedding

John McCauley and bride Vanessa Carlton snag legend for ceremony



Think they paid extra for the ‘Landslide’ package? [Stereogum]


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Rick Diamond, Getty Images


Ani DiFranco Cancels Retreat at Former Slave Plantation

Decision follows outcry from critics angered by the location



Even though she’s abandoning Louisiana’s Nottoway Plantation, the outspoken singer-songwriter ain’t exactly apologizing. Further, she hopes Americans will “continue to confront our country’s history together.” [Rolling Stone]


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Gareth Cattermole, Getty Images


Courtney Love Teases Hole Reunion

Love posted a photo of herself with guitarist Eric Erlandson


You’re just gonna have to run back the interviews and shit if you wanna hear some realness.”
“And this just happened,” Love wrote, hinting she’s reconciled with her ’90s-era bandmate. “2014 going to be a very interesting year.” Aren’t they all, Courtney? [Consequence of Sound]

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