Music, like politics, is now subject to the dreaded 24-hour news cycle, and as such, 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 the top 5 items and ranked them in terms of newsworthiness. Scroll down to see our picks.

  • 5

    Sky Ferreira Touring With Miley Cyrus

    The handliers have their work cut out for 'em...

    This one actually makes perfect sense. Sky gets new fans, Miley gets some cred and everyone wins, right? [Stereogum]

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  • 4

    Rutgers Launching Springsteen Course

    Class to Focus on Boss' Theology

    Wait, Bruce uses Biblical allusions? The devil you say! [Rolling Stone]

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  • 3

    Phoenix Have a New Sofia Coppola-Directed Video

    Gee, wonder how they scored that...

    MoMA's PopRally site has the exclusive on the new 'Chloroform' clip, directed by singer Thomas Mars' filmmaker wifey. [Pitchfork]

  • 2

    Lyrics Sites Charged With Infringement

    Cracker's David Lowery Leads Fight

    Is reading an artist's words the same as pirating his or her mp3s? The courts may decide. [Consequence of Sound]

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  • 1

    Surviving Yellow Dogs Honor Fallen Bandmates

    Iranian Rockers Also Thank Fans for Support

    "Thanks every one for all your prayers and condolences," write Siavash Karampour and bassist Koory Mirz on the band's Facebook page. "We still can't believe this tragedy. R.I.P Arash Farazmand, Soroush Farazmand and Ali Eskandarian." [Contact Music]

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