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

    Hoquiam, Wash., Names April 10 'Nirvana Day'

    Kurt Cobain's one-time home commemorates Hall of Fame induction

    Nothing's more rock 'n' roll than a pointless municipal observance. [Consequence of Sound]

  • 4

    Pussy Riot Tackle Prison Reform

    Freed Russian art-punks take up a worthy cause

    Putin picked the wrong chicks -- er, strong women of tremendous moral conviction -- to mess with. [Contact Music]

  • 3

    Unreleased Talking Heads Tune Surfaces

    Instrumental jam comes from 1976 live show

    Apparently titled 'Theme,' this one probably went over well with Television fans. [Consequence of Sound]

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  • 2

    Albert Hammond Jr. Ties the Knot

    Strokes guitarist weds Justyna Sroka

    The NYC bad boys are setting down and starting families. Boooo! [NME]

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  • 1

    Pogues Musical In the Works

    David Simon, co-creator of 'The Wire,' is helming the project

    Has anyone got the chutzpah -- or the chompers -- to play Shane MacGowan? [Stereogum]