Picks and Pans Review: B.B. King: 5 Reasons Why This King Still Rules
updated 09/15/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 09/15/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT
1 HE LOVES THE ROAD
"I'm still touring, but I'm 82. I've cut down from 250 concerts a year to about 100. Knowing people are there to hear me, I get energized off that."
2 HIS GUITAR LUCILLE IS STILL HIS BIGGEST LOVE
"She's very precious to me. I believe that's the reason I'm not married now. Lucille takes up all of my time."
3 HE'S GOT A NEW GIG: XM RADIO HOST
"We'll play a range of blues. I'll switch it up a bit, and I welcome guests!"
4 HE'S (SEMI) TECH SAVVY
"I have two laptops. I didn't finish high school, so one is my tutor: I buy software on things I don't know. I write music with the other. I don't blog. I know how to text, but I've never e-mailed."
5 HE HAS HIS OWN MUSEUM
"I donated clothing and the cotton gin I worked with. I almost cried when I let my belongings go, but I'm grateful."