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Daily Top 5 News Countdown: R. Kelly Twitter Chat Goes Terribly Wrong + 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.

Damon Albarn
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Damon Albarn Teases Solo Album

Twenty-second YouTube clip suggests “folk-soul” LP is finally on the way



Solo Damon sounds good and all, but any chance we can trade this full-length for a Gorillaz or Blur EP? [Pitchfork]


Roger Kisby, Getty Images
Roger Kisby, Getty Images


Beastie Boys Sue GoldiBlox

Fight over ‘Girls’ continues



Alleging a “campaign of systematic infringement,” the surviving Beasties are sticking it to the feminist toymaker. [Brooklyn Vegan]


Spencer Kaufman for
Spencer Kaufman for


Kim Shattuck Discusses Pixies Dismissal

Replacement bassist says she was fired via the band’s manager



The longtime Muffs singer is bummed, but amazingly, she’s not bitter. “I would have preferred it is they told me face to face as a group, but they’re nice people,” she tells NME. “I’m still a fan of the Pixies!” [NME]




LCD Soundsystem Releasing Live Album

It’s not a new record, but it’s still pretty cool



Unless you’re super lucky, you missed their MSG finale, so here’s a chance to experience the momentous show in the comfort of your living room. [Consequence of Sound]


Jason Kempin, Getty Images
Jason Kempin, Getty Images


R. Kelly Twitter Chat Goes Horribly Wrong

Dude should have seen this coming



The Pied Piper of R&B was hoping people would only ask him about the new album. Take a wild guess what they actually wanted to know about… [The Boombox]


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