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Daily Top 5 News Countdown: Ex-Marilyn Manson Guitarist Battling Cancer + More

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Keeping up with every single bit of music news is a losing proposition. There are just too many sites on the Web to keep up with on a daily basis. But still want to keep you informed, so we’ve collected the top 5 items and ranked them in terms of newsworthiness. Scroll down to see our picks.

Eddie Vedder, Matt Cameron
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Matt Cameron Posts Statement About Soundgarden Future

The veteran drummer is a moonlighting the grunge way



Drummer Matt Cameron is a full-time member in both Pearl Jam and Soundgarden. With the former recently releasing an album, the veteran drummer has released a statement about his 2014 plans. [Consequence of Sound]




Phoenix Cancel Tour Dates

The French group blame one of their own



Phoenix have cancelled a few dates on their current European tour. The French act blame problems with singer Thomas Mars’ voice. [Pitchfork]


Rob Kim, Getty Images
Rob Kim, Getty Images


Footage of a 12-Year-Old Lorde Singing Appears

The ‘Royals’ singer thankfully didn’t go the ‘X-Factor’ route



Two videos have unearthed showcasing a 12-year-old Lorder performing at a Battle of the Bands competition in her native New Zealand. One of the songs she tackles is a heavy metal classic! [Consequence of Sound]


Flat-Out Harper


Roy Harper Charged With Sexual Assault of a Minor

The influential folk singer has a lot to explain



The 72-year old British folk singer reportedly had sexual relations with a girl nine times between 1975 and 1977, beginning when she was 12.

[Ultimate Classic Rock]


Nothing / Interscope
Nothing / Interscope


Founding Marilyn Manson Guitarist Diagnosed With Cancer

Scott Mitchell Putesky is battling the disease valiently



Former Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids guitarist Scott Mitchell Putesky aka Daisy Berkowitz has revealed that he is currently battling stage-four colon cancer. [Loudwire]


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