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Daily Top 5 News Countdown: Pogues Musical In the Works + More

Evening Standard, Hulton Archive

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’

Kurt Cobain’s one-time home commemorates Hall of Fame induction



Nothing’s more rock ‘n’ roll than a pointless municipal observance. [Consequence of Sound]


Pussy Riot


Pussy Riot Tackle Prison Reform

Freed Russian art-punks take up a worthy cause



Putin picked the wrong chicks — er, strong women of tremendous moral conviction — to mess with. [Contact Music]


Talking Heads
Lawrence Lucier, Getty Images


Unreleased Talking Heads Tune Surfaces

Instrumental jam comes from 1976 live show



Apparently titled ‘Theme,’ this one probably went over well with Television fans. [Consequence of Sound]


Christopher Polk, Getty Images
Christopher Polk, Getty Images


Albert Hammond Jr. Ties the Knot

Strokes guitarist weds Justyna Sroka



The NYC bad boys are setting down and starting families. Boooo! [NME]




Pogues Musical In the Works

David Simon, co-creator of ‘The Wire,’ is helming the project



Has anyone got the chutzpah — or the chompers — to play Shane MacGowan? [Stereogum]


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