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.

  • 5

    Dennis Wilson Biopic Not Happening

    The late Beach Boy's family has pulled out of the project

    Aaron Eckhart had been slated to play the lead role in 'The Drummer.' [AV Club]

    Criterion
  • 4

    Yoko Ono Covers 'Get Lucky'

    Well, it's more performance art, actually

    And actually, it might be fake, but what the heck, give it a listen. [Consequence of Sound]

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  • 3

    Ray Davies Musical Headed to London

    'Sunny Afternoon' set to open in 2014

    Great! Now, about that Kinks reunion... [Contact Music]

    Jim Dyson, Getty Images
  • 2

    Arcade Fire, M83 Make Oscar Long List

    Both will be eligible for Best Score

    Of course, 112 other soundtracks are up for consideration, so Win and Regine need not clear space on their trophy shelf just yet. [PItchfork]

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  • 1

    The Child of Lov, aka Cole Williams, Dead at 26

    Future funkster dies from complications of surgery