Daily Top 5 News Countdown: Bob Dylan Hit With Hate-Crime Charges + More
Music, like politics, is now subject to the 24-hour news cycle, and 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.
Kaiser Chiefs Announce Fifth Album
The song in the trailer is pretty cool, but the Arctic Monkeys need not look over their shoulders. [NME]
Lupe Fiasco Releasing Novel Via Twitter
At this rate, you'll finish reading it by 2056. [Contact Music]
Indie Supergroup Staging Gene Clark Tribute
Honestly, we've never heard it, but we're intrigued. To Spotify! [Brooklyn Vegan]
Kanye Working With Q-Tip, Rick Rubin On New Album?
The former Tribesman doesn't offer up any other details, but Kanye has confirmed there's new music on the way for next summer. [Pitchfork]
Bob Dylan Charged With Hate Crime In France
According to Bob, "Serbs can sense Croatian blood," and that assessment of Eastern European politics has him in hot water with the French government. [Consequence of Sound]