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: we’ve collected the top 5 items and ranked them in terms of newsworthiness. Scroll down to see our picks.

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    10 Albums Worthy of a Broadway Musical Adaptation

    Someone page Tommy Tune!

    The sharp minds at Consequence of Sound take a look at 10 Albums Worthy of a Broadway Musical Adaptation.  [Consequence of Sound]

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    Broken Bells Announce North American Tour Dates

    James Mercer + Danger Mouse = electronic pop bliss

    Broken Bells (the Shins’ James Mercer and Danger Mouse) have revealed dates for a short North American tour starting in March. The duo will be releasing After the Disco, their sophomore album, on Jan. 14.  [Pitchfork]

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    Rare Bruce Springsteen Demo Surfaces

    The Boss bring the Rock to the 'Homestead'

    Heartland rocker Joe Grushecky has shared a previously unheard 1995 demo of a song he co-wrote with Bruce Springsteen called ‘Homestead’ featuring the Boss on vocals. [Consequence of Sound]

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    Melvins Mainman Criticizes Alt.Rock Icons

    Buzz Osbourne doesn't pull punches in new interview.

    In a new interview, Melvins vocalist/guitarist Buzz Osbourne takes verbal jabs at two alt.rock icons: Kurt Cobain and Billy Corgan. [Loudwire]

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    Kanye West meets the 'American Psycho'

    The polarizing hip-hop star guests on Brett Easton Ellis' podcast.

    Famed author Bret Easton Ellis (‘American Psycho’) scored Kanye West as a guest in the debut episode of his new podcast. ‘Breaking Bad’ and Kim Kardashian are among the many topics the two masterminds discuss during the interview. [Pitchfork]

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