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

    Stephen Malkmus Wants to Throw You a Party

    Enter to win a private show from he and the Jicks in NYC

    Not only do you and 10 buddies get to see the band rock Other Music, but you get an open bar. What are you waiting for? ENTER! [Brooklyn Vegan]

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  • 4

    British PM David Cameron Loves Mumford & Sons

    'Babel' is still on repeat at dude's house

    Unfortunately, Cameron talked up the record when asked about his favorite Xmas song, and his confusion has made him an object of scorn and ridicule. (OK, that's not way he's an object of scorn and ridicule.) [NME]

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  • 3

    Foo Fighters Rock Cali Pizza Joint

    Rock & Roll Pizza lives up to its name, thanks to Grohl and co.

    The Foos did 23 songs to prep for their upcoming Mexico trip. Shouldn't they have played a taco place? [Consequence of Sound]

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  • 2

    'Portlandia' Season 4 to Feature Jeff Tweedy, St. Vincent and More

    TV's most indie rock show just got indier

    Also slated to appear: Josh Homme, Tunde Adebimpe, Jello Biafra and the Monkees' Michael Nesmith! Plus loads more. [Pitchfork]

  • 1

    'Lost' Johnny Cash Album On the Way

    'Out Among the Stars' Drops March 25

    And no, this ain't yet another set of Rick Rubin-produced 'American' outtakes. [Contact Music]

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