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Daily Top 5 News Countdown: Kanye West Promises to Stop Talking S— + More

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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.



David Bowie Imitates Elvis In BBC Xmas Greeting

Rocker says the holidays help him remember his “British-ness”



And nothing says “British” like Elvis, right? [Contact Music]


Jarvis Cocker
Kevin Winter, Getty Images


Jarvis Cocker Taking Breather From BBC Show

Pulp frontman stepping away for a year to recharge batteries



When Cocker comes back, he’ll preside over a “stronger and more vigorous” version of his show, ‘Sunday Service.’ In the meantime, we weep. [Rolling Stone]


Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images
Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images


Kanye West Gets Text Book Treatment

Get ready for ‘The Cultural Impact of Kanye West’



Contributors “consider how West both challenges religious and moral norms and propagates them.” Parents of college students, meanwhile, consider the possibility they’re wasting their money… [Consequence of Sound]


Frank Micelotta, Getty Images
Frank Micelotta, Getty Images


Beck Embroiled In Property Dispute

Damage at rented mansion the source of many headaches



Did the rap-folk funkmeister mess up director Til Schweiger’s Malibu pad, or was it wrecked when he got there? Stay tuned. [Pitchfork]


Kanye West
13thWitness, Getty Images


Kanye West Won’t ‘Talk S—‘ for Six Months

We give him three, tops.


You’re just gonna have to run back the interviews and shit if you wanna hear some realness.”
“You’re just gonna have to run back the interviews and s— if you wanna hear some realness,” Ye says. To the archives! [NME]

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