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.

  • 5

    Coldplay Play Surprise Pub Show

    Band rocks tiny bar co-owned by their label boss

    How'd they get the LED screens in? [Contact Music]

    Kevin Winter, Getty Images
  • 4

    Cloud Nothings to Perform New Album in NYC

    Head to Rough Trade on Jan. 16 to hear the group's fourth LP

    Finally, a reason for indie rock fans to flock to Brooklyn... [Brooklyn Vegan]

    Jason Kempin, Getty Images
  • 3

    Dev Hynes Loses Dog, Possessions in Apartment Fire

    The Blood Orange mastermind luckily wasn't home at the time

    "I've lost everything I own, including scores, hard drives..... clothes, sentimental items," he writes. "Everything from my life is gone. My dog died in the fire. I will love you forever Cupid. I miss you. I still don't own a phone. So email me if you need to get in touch. I might need some time. Thanks." [Pitchfork]

    Stacey Mark
  • 2

    Beastie Boys Fans Petition NYC for Street Renaming

    The 'Paul's Boutique' corner would become Beastie Boys Square
  • 1

    Adele to Receive MBE

    That's Miss Adele Adkins MBE to you, pal

    The "M" stands for Most Excellent, and it's hard to argue with that. [NME]

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