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Daily Top 5 News Countdown: Adele to Receive Top British Honor + 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.

Coldplay by Kevin Winter, Getty Images
Kevin Winter, Getty Images


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]


Jason Kempin, Getty Images
Jason Kempin, Getty Images


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]


Stacey Mark
Stacey Mark


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]


Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique


Beastie Boys Fans Petition NYC for Street Renaming

The ‘Paul’s Boutique’ corner would become Beastie Boys Square



“Yo, meet me at Beastie” has a nice ring to it, no? [Consequence of Sound]


Jason Merritt, Getty Images


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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