Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin “Gravely Ill”, According To Reports

Aretha Franklin is “seriously ill”, an anonymous source confirms to the Associated Press.

Franklin, 76, has cancelled concerts earlier this year due to health concerns. She was ordered by doctors to rest.

Friends of the singer have taken to Twitter to confirm the news:

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Billy Gibbons

Billy Gibbons Releases New Song “Missin’ Yo’ Kissin”

Billy Gibbons has released a brand-new song.

The ZZ Top frontman unleashed the lyric video for “Missin’ Yo’ Kissin”, which will appear on his second solo album The Big Bad Blues.

“That was a gift,” Gibbons said when speaking to Billboard. “We had gotten maybe five (songs) recorded, and my lovely sweetheart Gilligan was scribbling away on the couch. I was, ‘Omigod, she’s reading the Chanel catalog. Hide the credit card!’ Then she took a break and the engineers kinda glanced over the scribbling and said, ‘Hey man, this looks pretty good. This could be nice and bluesy if we put something to it,’ which we did.” (more…)

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Aerosmith’s First Touring Van Found In Massachusetts Woods

A piece of Aerosmith history has been unearthed.

The hosts of History Channel’s antique scavenger show “American Pickers“, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, came across the band’s first touring van while filming in Chesterfield, Massachusetts.

When they came across the van, not much was known about the relic. The property owner stated that the vehicle was there when he purchased the land.

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Melt Your Face Off With The Edge’s 5 Best Guitar Solos

Well isn’t this the ‘sweetest thing’: today is the Edge‘s birthday! The U2 guitarist turns 57 today.

A member of the band since it started, the Edge’s signature guitar sounds with tons of delay and reverb. He describes his style of play as “expensive”–utilizing only a few notes to make a broad depth of sound.

We’re diving into his five best guitar solos:

5. “New Year’s Day”

4. “Miracle Drug”

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