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We know it’s a holiday week and you’re busy trying to figure out how to trick your boss into thinking you’re working when you’re actually just doing your Christmas shopping on Amazon. That’s why we’ve collected today’s top 5 music stories and ranked them in terms of newsworthiness. We’re saving you time. Scroll down to see our picks — and after that, buy us something nice, eh?


Aliya Naumoff
Aliya Naumoff
5

XX Upset About Song Used In Political Ad

A Croatian party stole 'Intro' for anti-gay-marriage spot
 
 

That settles it. We've officially lost our faith in Croatian politicians. [Pitchfork]

 
Liam Gallagher
Kevin WInter, Getty Images
4

Liam Gallagher Clueless About Spotify

He'll stick with vinyl, thanks very much
 
 

Sure, his ignorance makes him a luddite, but it'll save him from having an online squabble with Moby and/or Thom Yorke. [Contact Music]

 
black flag damaged
SST
3

Black Flag Sack Singer Onstage

Ron Reyes is out; Mike Valley is in
 
 

Reyes apparently irked guitarist Greg Ginn by wanting to stay friends with both touring versions of Black Flag. Sometimes, you just gotta choose... [Stereogum]

 
moby
Kevin Winter, Getty Images
2

Moby and Thom Yorke Embroiled in Twitter Feud

Vegetarian rockers having beef over Spotify
 
 

Whether the Internet actually allows musicians to make money is debatable, but it clearly helps them get publicity. [NME]

 
Roger Kisby, Getty Images
Roger Kisby, Getty Images
1

GoldieBlox Offers to Drop Suit Against Beastie Boys

Toy Company won't fight for its right to parody 'Girls'
 
 

GoldieBlox claim they're "big fans" of the Beasties and that their "fair use" lawsuit was a matter of self-defense. [Consequence of Sound]

 

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