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Daily Top 5 News Countdown: South By Southwest Performers Revealed + More

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Let’s face it, keeping up with all of the music news that hits the Internet on a daily basis isn’t an easy task. That’s why your friends at have collected the top 5 items and ranked them in terms of newsworthiness. Scroll down to see our picks.

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Haim to Rock North America

The LA sister act cannot be stopped!



Critically acclaimed rockers Haim have announced North America tour dates for this upcoming spring in support of their ‘Days Are Gone’ debut album. [Pitchfork]


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MJ Kim, Getty Images


David Gilmour to Team Up With Crosby Stills & Nash Icons

Their collective bank account would be enough to buy a small country.



According to Graham Nash, the legendary vocalist will be contributing vocals to Pink Floyd guitarist-singer David Gilmour’s upcoming solo album. Nash’s longtime musical partner David Crosby will also add his vocal touch to the sessions. [Ultimate Classic Rock]


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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images


Drug Use Allegations Hurled at Alejandro Escovedo

The celebrated singer-songwriter’s name thrown into a Reddit discussion.



In a recent forum hosted by Reddit, a production manager told a story concerning singer-songwriter Alejandro Escovedo and alleged drug use backstage after a performance that shocked two of his biggest fans. [Brooklyn Vegan]


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Getty Images


Axl Rose Love Letters to Be Auctioned Off

The Guns N’ Roses singer can’t be happy about this.



Erin Everly, ex-wife of Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose, will auction off love letters she wrote to the singer during their relationship in the late ‘80s. [Metal Sucks]




South by Southwest Performers Announced

The influential festival gets more eclectic each year.



South by Southwest has confirmed more acts scheduled to perform at the 2014 installment of the influential music festival. Gary Numan, Diarrhea Planet, Black Lips, and Future Islands are among the artists lined up to perform. [Consequence of Sound]


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