Like Vin Diesel, the music news cycle is fast and furious. 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 a tough task, 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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    Toddler Covers Guns N' Roses Classic

    This kid has the chops to go all the way!

    In a new YouTube clip, a 3-year-old under the username of "Aldrexter" nails a cover of Guns N’ Roses’ classic ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ on drums. Maybe Axl can hire the kid in a few years after he fires his current drummer (you know he will). [Loudwire]

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    Eddie Vedder Pays Tribute to Lou Reed

    The Velvet Underground's 'After Hours' gets solo treatment.

    At last night’s Pearl Jam show at Los Angeles’ Memorial Sports Arena, the Eddie Vedder performed a solo rendition of the Velvet Underground’s ‘After Hours.’ “I just want to let him know we’re thinking about him,” said before playing the Lou Reed-written song. [Consequence of Sound]

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    Bruce Springsteen Drops New Single

    The Boss is back, but does he deliver the goods?

    Bruce Springsteen just released ‘High Hopes,’ the title track to his upcoming album, due Jan. 14. Our friends at Ultimate Classic Rock broke the song down in an in-depth review. [Ultimate Classic Rock]

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    James Franco, Seth Rogen vs. Kanye West

    The comedy BFFs roast the rap icon in new video.

    James Franco and Seth Rogen are viral video sensations today with their parody of Kanye West’s recently released ‘Bound 2’ video. The ‘Freaks and Geeks’ stars deserve some kind of award for this piece of comedy gold. [The Boombox]

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    Beck Premieres New Song in Los Angeles

    The singer-songwriter is going through a "morning phase."

    Beck premiered a new song called ‘Wave’ last night at his performance at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. The song will appear on his next album, ‘Morning Phase,’ which will hit stores in Feb. 2014. [Consequence of Sound]

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