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

    Ron Wood's Wife Gets Mistaken For His Daughter

    The Stones guitarist's missus is 31 years his junior

    "It seems to bother other people more than it bothers us," Ronnie says of the age gap, "and then you have to remember that you don't know those people because the people who do know us don't flinch about it." [Contact Music]

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  • 4

    Bon Jovi Tops List of Year's Highest-Grossing Tours

    Arena rockers amazingly beat the Boss, Michael Jackson and more

    It's official: The world's lost its damn mind. [NME]

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  • 3

    Lorde Coming to North America

    New Zealand teen sensation announces spring tour

    Come March, stateside fans get another chance to kneel before the queen bee. [Pitchfork]

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  • 2

    U2 'Ordinary Love' Remix Surfaces

    Adele producer Paul Epworth tinkers with the soundtrack cut

    Epworth barely mucked with the tune, which appears on the 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' soundtrack, but he did beef up the beat, so give it a listen. [Stereogum]

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  • 1

    Dave Matthews, Jakob Dylan Form New Band

    The Nauts also feature Bob Dylan's guitarist

    The super group of sorts recently cut a record at drummer Brady Blade's studio, and if you're a gear head, you'll totally geek out over their setup. [Consequence of Sound]

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