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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.


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Kevin Winter, Getty Images
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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Graham Denholm, Getty Images
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]

 
Fiona Goodall, Getty Images
Fiona Goodall, Getty Images
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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Chris Jackson, Getty Images
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]

 
Dave Matthews
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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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