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.

  • 5

    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]

    Arctic Monkeys
  • 4

    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]

    Jason Kempin, Getty Images
  • 3

    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]

    Penguin Classics
  • 2

    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]

    Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images
  • 1

    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]

    Ian Gavan, Getty Images