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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.


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5

Beastie Boys Nearly Made Movie With Spike Jonze

Project was shelved post-development
 
 

The film, titled 'We Can Do This,' was to have featured one of the characters from Spike's 'Sabotage' video. How was this not greenlit? [Consequence of Sound]

 
Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images
Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images
4

Drake Hosting SNL on Jan. 18

Drizzy will pull double-duty on the show's first episode of 2014
 
 

Here's hoping he's Miley Cyrus good. [Contact Music]

 
Pearl Jam Eddie Vedder
Samir Hussein, Getty Images
3

Pearl Jam Manager Admits to Stealing From Group

Dude swiped $380K over four years
 
 

They shoulda found a "better man" to handle their finances, eh? [NME]

 
Rick Diamond, Getty Images
Rick Diamond, Getty Images
2

Gnarls Barkley Reuniting

Cee Lo confirms the good news in a TMZ interview
 
 

Word is they may reform alongside Outkast at Coachella. Just don't play 'The Voice,' OK, guys? [Stereogum]

 
Pussy Riot
AFP
1

Freed Pussy Riot Members Still Blasting Putin

Newly released art-punks call amnesty a "publicity stunt" by Russian president
 
 

Yeah, Putin is probably just trying to make himself look good before the Olympics, but we prefer to think he's got the holiday spirit. [Brooklyn Vegan]

 

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