Music, like politics, is now subject to the 24-hour news cycle, and as such, keeping up with all of the day's rock 'n' roll tidbits can be daunting, if not impossible. In the spirit of simplification and efficiency, we've collected the top 5 items and ranked them in terms of newsworthiness. Scroll down to see our picks.

  • 5

    Roger Daltrey's Keith Moon Biopic Still On

    Rock's craziest drummer is getting the big-screen treatment

    Cheers, Rog. This is gonna be a good one. [Contact Music]

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  • 4

    Chili Peppers Drummer Getting Death Threats

    Chad Smith really ticked off fans of Brazil's Flamengo soccer team

    Luckily, soccer uber-enthusiasts rarely let their emotions get the better of them... [NME]


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  • 3

    Raekwon Is Holding Up Next Wu-Tang Record

    RZA blames the MC for not showing up.

    And Rae's not RZA's only problem "I feel like we have enough material on the album. "I need some more energy from Ghost and GZA," he says." If they give that energy, I will give us a great last album. If they don't give us the energy, I gotta figure out a plan B.". [Pitchfork]

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  • 2

    Black Lips Pen Sweet Tribute to Yellow Dogs

    The Atlanta garage kings were friends and fans of slain Iranians

    "This band risked there lives to escape Iran," the Lips write. "They personally expressed to us how excited they were to be in the U.S where they could freely express them selves as artists." [Brooklyn Vegan]

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  • 1

    Ice-T and Body Count are Back

    'Law and Order' Star Wants to Rock

    Conservatives couldn't be happier the 'Cop Killer' dudes are taking aim once again... [Consequence of Sound]

    David Hall