Kyle Mccann Blogs

Herbie Hancock (unseen) and Aretha Franklin play at the International Jazz Day Concert on the South Lawn of the White House, in Washington, DC, April 29, 2016. US President Barack Obama delivers remarks to introduce the event.

Aretha Franklin Reportedly Ill, Family Asking for Your Prayers

The music world is keeping a close eye on Detroit today, as the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, is reportedly gravely ill in a Motor City hospital and asking for your prayers. The 76-year-old singer announced early in 2017 that she would retire, but still perform select shows. Then, earlier this... Read More
Morrissey performs onstage during day 2 of the Firefly Music Festival on June 19, 2015 in Dover, Delaware.

Morrissey Shares New Lost Track Called "Blue Dreamers Eyes"

Despite finding himself in the middle of a few political and social controversies in recent months, Morrissey continues to surprise fans with new music here and there -- including today's release of "Blue Dreamers Eyes." The former Smiths frontman today (July 24) released another "lost studio track... Read More
Apr 11, 1991; Rochester, NY, USA; Paul Simon performs at Rochester Community War Memorial.

Paul Simon Has a New Album of Reworked Classics Coming

As Paul Simon continues his farewell tour around the world, the music legend will be leaving fans one final gift before calling it a career -- his 14th and final album, In The Blue Light. The album, which consists primarily of reworked classics, is set for a September 8 release. On his website ,... Read More
Baby Pickles in Juice

The Pickle Slushie Has Arrived

Pickle Juice Slushes have officially arrived at your local Sonic Drive-In! Earlier this year, Sonic announced plans to put the... interesting new flavor choice on its menu. And today, June 11, the fast food chain officially welcomed the slushie to the family. Calling all pickle lovers! The Pickle... Read More
Les Paul plays a signature Les Paul Recording electric Gibson guitar during an extended sound check at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City on May 30, 2005.

5 Rock Gods Who Defined Gibson Guitars

When Les Paul passed away in 2009 he left behind a legacy that is perhaps greater than the one that will be left behind by Led Zeppelin , The Rolling Stones , The Who , and many others... combined. The Gibson Guitar Corporation was founded in 1902, making it one of the country's oldest guitar... Read More
Colorful cocktails on bar

Can You Guess the Most Popular Cocktail in Your State?

As anyone who likes to sip on something a little more daring than a beer or wine every now and then can tell you, one of the most difficult decisions to make at the bar or at a cocktail party (if those are still a thing) is selecting your go-to adult beverage. I mean, we've all been there... Read More
File Photo: The Jacksons / Boyz II Men perform at the Hard Rock Live / Dru Hill 2016 Soul Train Awards

POLL: Top 8 R&B Christmas Songs of All Time

Most classic Christmas songs either have roots in R&B or a silky smooth R&B version. The style of music simply lends itself to the season, we guess. This is why it was so hard to pick just eight amazing R&B Christmas songs. And, we certainly didn't want to do it without YOUR input! So,... Read More