Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus perform onstage at the 2019 BET Awards.
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July 29, 2019 The song's now-unparalleled success is, more than anything else, a pure expression of how the Internet is now everything. Welcome to the future, y'all.
Lil Nas X in April, posing backstage during the 2019 Stagecoach Festival in Indio, Calif.
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July 22, 2019 "Old Town Road" spent last week neck and neck with Billie Eilish's "bad guy." Both artists helped their Hot 100 numbers with strategically deployed remixes, taking advantage of a murky chart policy.
The single art for the latest "Old Town Road" remix, which features Young Thug and Mason Ramsey alongside Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus.
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July 18, 2019 "Old Town Road" has been unstoppable since spring, but keep your eyes on the pop charts this week. A battle for No. 1 is coming, and there will be a story to tell no matter who wins.
Festival goers attend the 2017 Outside Lands Music Festival at Golden Gate Park on Aug. 12, 2017, in San Francisco.
August 9, 2018 Those of us not heading to San Francisco this weekend can stream sets from headliners Bon Iver and Future, as well as Father John Misty, Mac DeMarco, Margo Price, Tycho and more.
July 16, 2018 Insects have been an inspiration in music for centuries, starring in pieces from "Flight of the Bumblebee" to Mastodon's "March of the Fire Ants."
Paul Simon, 76, will release In The Blue Light on Sept. 7.
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July 12, 2018 The album's release coincides with the end of Simon's farewell tour.
Elvis Costello has canceled tour dates through July 16 but still has a tour slated for November and December.
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July 6, 2018 Costello still promises a new album with The Imposters in October.
This playlist is for you, your friends and the guy you tell yourself you'll stop seeing but never do.
July 5, 2018 The interns of NPR Music present their own version of roséwave: the boxed-wine, plastic cup, twist-cap version. Think Kesha and old Miley, but also Vampire Weekend's preppy, self-satisfied smirk.
Smash Mouth's hit single "All Star" has inspired countless Internet memes since its 1999 release.
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July 1, 2018 Smash Mouth has recorded a new acoustic version of its 1997 debut album Fush Yu Mang. The 1990s ska-punk staples talk about songwriting, fan mail and all those "All Star" memes.
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Garth Hudson (left), Robbie Robertson, Levon Helm, Richard Manuel and Rick Danko of The Band pose for a group portrait in London in June 1971.
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June 29, 2018 A limited edition of the box set will be available in pink vinyl.
Creedence Clearwater Revival, "It Ain't Me"
June 28, 2018 Ahead of the band's 50th anniversary and America's birthday, Creedence's new video is, like the hit song it honors, a paean to the people.
Chaka Khan, "Like Sugar"
June 26, 2018 The R&B icon will release her first album since 2007 later this year.
Kamasi Washington, backed by professional gamer Gootecks, marches to challenge gamer ComboFiend in the video for "Street Fighter Mas."
June 22, 2018 As a kid, Washington thought he was the best Street Fighter player in the world. Now he proves it by championing professional gamer Combofiend.
"I guess I'm just changing with the wind," Tash Sultana sings in her new single "Salvation."
June 21, 2018 The Australian multi-instrumentalist dives head-first into the journey to find self-validation on the lead single of her upcoming album.
Paul McCartney promises new album in the fall, possibly titled Egypt Station.
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June 20, 2018 The Beatles legend unveiled two new songs on Wednesday, "I Don't Know" and "Come On To Me," and announced a new studio album he's releasing later this year, titled Egypt Station.