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

• Recently the blues legend unveiled his new CD, One Kind Favor, and the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center in Indianola, Miss.

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."

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