The music industry is a lot like that rambunctious London abode Madness sings about in the classic '80s single 'Our House': There's always something happening, and it's usually quite loud. Indeed, keeping up with all of the day's top music stories can be daunting, so to make things easy, we've collected the top 5 items and ranked them in terms of newsworthiness. Scroll down to see our picks.

  • 5

    Arctic Monkeys Playing Madison Square Garden

    U.K. rockers jump to U.S. big leagues.

    Just think how awesome Alex Turner's pompadour is gonna look on the JumboTron! [NME]

    Arctic Monkeys
  • 4

    Nine Inch Nails, Arcade Fire, Phoenix + More Playing Lollapalooza Chile

    Road trip, anyone?

    Yeah, it's a great lineup, but is it that different from, say, every U.S. festival that went down this year? [Pitchfork]


    April Siese
  • 3

    MIA's Super Bowl Middle Finger Was 'Godly'

    Homegirl was just getting spiritual. Jeez.

    M.I.A. apparently had a good reason for flipping the bird during he halftime appearance with Madonna. Think the NFL's buying it? [Consequence of Sound]

    Chris Hyde, Getty Images
  • 2

    Raekwon Remixes Lorde

    'Royals' gets the Wu-Tang treatment.

    You can call her "queen bee" and "killa bee," thanks to this big-up from Staten Island's finest. [Exclaim]

    Rob Kim, Getty Images
  • 1

    Lou Reed's Fortune Staying In the Family

    The legend split $1.5 million between wife and sister.

    The money he left sis Margaret Reed Weiner will go to the care of his 93-year-old mother. And people said he wasn't a nice guy. [Contact News]

    Krafft Angerer, Getty Images