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Daily Top 5 News Countdown: Eurythmics Reuniting for Beatles TV Special + More

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Rock ‘n’ roll, like politics, is now subject to the dreaded 24-hour news cycle. As a result, it’s nearly impossible to keep abreast of the day’s myriad music tidbits. But fear not: In order to keep you connected to the music that matters most, 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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Interpol and Portishead Headlining ATP Iceland

Beloved festival lands two great bands for inaugural Icelandic adventure



Go for the indie rock. Stay for the Blue Lagoon. Seriously! [Stereogum]


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Bryan Bedder, Getty Images


Dave Sidek Readying Solo EP

TV on the Radio multi-instrumentalist drops ‘Exhibition EP’ later this month



Just so long as Dave.i.d. doesn’t forget about that TVOTR record Tunde Adebimpe claims they’re working on, we can dig it. [NME]


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Jonathan Wood, Getty Images


Queens of the Stone Age Plotting Next Record

Josh Homme says he and his crew are flush with new material



“We’re booked til September, but after that we plan to jump in the studio and get going,” Homme says. [Rolling Stone]


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Jack White Hints at New Album

Uber-busy rocker says he’s producing two LPs, one of which is his



The side projects and wacky Third Man releases are great and all, but it’s about time for some proper Jack product, no? [Contact Music]


Bryan Bedder, Getty Images
Bryan Bedder, Getty Images


Eurythmics Reuniting for Beatles TV Tribute

Synth-pop pioneers sign on for Feb. 9 CBS special


You’re just gonna have to run back the interviews and shit if you wanna hear some realness.”
Joining Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart in “honoring” the Fab Four will be John Mayer, John Legend and Maroon 5, among others. Sweet dreams: Not made of this. [Consequence of Sound]

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