Daily Top 5 News Countdown: Pogues Musical In the Works + More
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.
Hoquiam, Wash., Names April 10 'Nirvana Day'
Nothing's more rock 'n' roll than a pointless municipal observance. [Consequence of Sound]
Pussy Riot Tackle Prison Reform
Putin picked the wrong chicks -- er, strong women of tremendous moral conviction -- to mess with. [Contact Music]
Unreleased Talking Heads Tune Surfaces
Apparently titled 'Theme,' this one probably went over well with Television fans. [Consequence of Sound]
Albert Hammond Jr. Ties the Knot
The NYC bad boys are setting down and starting families. Boooo! [NME]
Pogues Musical In the Works
Has anyone got the chutzpah -- or the chompers -- to play Shane MacGowan? [Stereogum]