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Daily Top 5 News Countdown: Lou Reed Leaves Fortune to His Family + More

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The music industry is a lot like that rambunctious London abode Madness sings about in the classic ’80s single ‘Our House': There’s always something happening, and it’s usually quite loud. Indeed, keeping up with all of the day’s top music stories can be daunting, so to make things easy, we’ve collected the top 5 items and ranked them in terms of newsworthiness. Scroll down to see our picks.

Arctic Monkeys
Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys Playing Madison Square Garden

U.K. rockers jump to U.S. big leagues.

Just think how awesome Alex Turner's pompadour is gonna look on the JumboTron! [NME]

April Siese
April Siese

Nine Inch Nails, Arcade Fire, Phoenix More Playing Lollapalooza Chile

Road trip, anyone?

Yeah, it's a great lineup, but is it that different from, say, every U.S. festival that went down this year? [Pitchfork]


Chris Hyde, Getty Images
Chris Hyde, Getty Images

MIA's Super Bowl Middle Finger Was 'Godly'

Homegirl was just getting spiritual. Jeez.

M.I.A. apparently had a good reason for flipping the bird during he halftime appearance with Madonna. Think the NFL's buying it? [Consequence of Sound]

Rob Kim, Getty Images
Rob Kim, Getty Images

Raekwon Remixes Lorde

'Royals' gets the Wu-Tang treatment.

You can call her "queen bee" and "killa bee," thanks to this big-up from Staten Island's finest. [Exclaim]

Lou Reed
Krafft Angerer, Getty Images

Lou Reed's Fortune Staying In the Family

The legend split $1.5 million between wife and sister.

The money he left sis Margaret Reed Weiner will go to the care of his 93-year-old mother. And people said he wasn't a nice guy. [Contact News]


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