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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
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]

 
Jason Kempin, Getty Images
Jason Kempin, 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]

 
Stacey Mark
Stacey Mark
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]

 
Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique
2

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]

 
Adele
Jason Merritt, Getty Images
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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