The music industry is a lot like that London pad Madness sings about in the classic 'Our House': There's always something happening, and it's usually quite loud. Indeed, keeping up with all of the day's top music stories can be daunting, so to make things easy, we've collected the top 5 items and ranked them in terms of newsworthiness. Scroll down to see our picks.

  • 5

    Dave Grohl Starts Band With Jack Black and Val Kilmer

    It's just for a web series, but still!

    The three play Sweetriver and the Huckleberry Dogs in an episode of the Black-produced web series 'Ghost Ghirls.' Grohl's mission to collaborate with every human being -- and actor -- and the planet is nearly complete. [NME]

    Kevin Winter, Getty Images
  • 4

    Jay-Z Is Launching HIs Own Cologne

    For a mere $39, you can smell like Hov.
  • 3

    Kanye's Launching a Clothing Line

    Now there's no excuse for not looking G.O.O.D.

    Not sure about the $160 hoodie, but $34 for tube socks almost seems reasonable. [Pitchfork]

    Michael Buckner, Getty Image
  • 2

    The Decemberists Are Coming Back

    Fans of wordy songs about seafarers, rejoice.

    Colin Meloy has promised a new record in the "fairly near future," whatever that means. [Rolling Stone]

    Rick Diamond, Getty Images
  • 1

    Pussy Riot Member Missing

    No one's heard from Nadya Tolokonnikova in 10 days.

    Her dad thinks they "moved her to a big city to hide her." Scary stuff. [Buzzfeed]

    AFP