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.

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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]

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    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]

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    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]

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    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]

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    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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