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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.


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NBC
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]

 
Larry Busacca, Getty Images
Larry Busacca, Getty Images
4

Rutgers Launching Springsteen Course

Class to Focus on Boss' Theology
 
 

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

 
Phoenix-Made-in-America
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]

 
Erik S. Lesser, Getty Images
Erik S. Lesser, Getty Images
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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Tell All Your Friends PR
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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