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The music biz is a lot like that rambunctious London abode Madness sings about in the classic ’80s single ‘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.


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5

Courtney Love Gets Hit On By Wanna-Be Kurts

Dudes angling for Cobain biopic often put the moves on the Hole singer.
 
 

"I could give you some names that would blow your mind," Love says. Do tell! [NME]

 
Pussy Riot
AFP
4

Amnesty International Would Like a Word With Russia

Respected agency joins search for missing Pussy Riot member.
 
 

If anyone stands a chance of finding Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, who's been missing since last month, surely it's the head of Amnesty International, right? [Contact Music]

 

 
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YouTube
3

NBA Live 14 Has a Rad Soundtrack

Lorde and Run the Jewels are among the featured artists.
 
 

At least you'll have something good to listen to while the computer dunks all over your sorry ass. [Consequence of Sound]

 
Kanye West
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2

Yeezus Walks

Kanye West is resuming his Yeezus tour after an auto accident.
 
 

Unfortunately for fans in six cities, Yeezy isn't making up every postponed date. [Pitchfork]

 
Arcade Fire Reflektor Video
YouTube
1

Arcade Fire are No. 1

That's no baseless boast -- they've go the Billboard data to back 'em up.
 
 

Montreal's grooviest arena-rock big band moved 140,000 units last week of their latest album, 'Reflektor.' [Brooklyn Vegan]

 

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