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Daily Top 5 News Countdown: Rolling Stones Plot 2014 Tour + 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.

Arctic Monkeys
Arctic Monkeys


Arctic Monkeys Top NME Albums List

‘AM’ is the best disc of 2014, according to the U.K. mag



Nice to see these guys finally getting some hype in their homeland… [NME]


Jason Kempin, Getty Images
Jason Kempin, Getty Images


Cloud Nothings Release Teaser for New Album

Disc expected sometime in 2014



If these 43 seconds are any indication, this thing’s gonna rule. [Brooklyn Vegan]


Penguin Classics
Penguin Classics


U.S. Version of Morrissey’s Memoir Missing Details on Same-Sex Relationship

Bits about Moz’s time with Jake Owens Walters have apparently been cut



No word yet on who did the editing, but we can’t wait to hear Morrissey’s response. [Stereogum]


Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images
Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images


Drake Partners With Nike for Sneaker Line

Deal comes days after Kanye West parted ways with the shoemaker



Drizzy’s dreams of being like Mike are finally coming true. [Pitchfork]


Ian Gavan, Getty Images
Ian Gavan, Getty Images


Rolling Stones Announce Far East Tour

’14 on Fire’ will take them to Japan, Australia and beyond



The most interesting thing about this tour might be the name. [Consequence of Sound]


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