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Santana – Santana IV (2016)

Santana – Santana IV (2016)

‘Santana IV’ remind us of what made the Santana band so groundbreaking, influential and appealing back in the day, plus a little bit more.

At first, Gregg Rolie wasn’t so sure about a classic Santana song: ‘What the hell do I do with this?’

At first, Gregg Rolie wasn’t so sure about a classic Santana song: ‘What the hell do I do with this?’

Gregg Rolie didn’t have the best initial reaction to this standout cut from ‘Abraxas,’ released by Santana in September 1970.

Gregg Rolie remembers Santana breakthrough at Woodstock: ‘We thought of it as just another gig’

Gregg Rolie remembers Santana breakthrough at Woodstock: ‘We thought of it as just another gig’

Woodstock kicked off on August 15, 1969, then grew to truly epic proportions. Santana’s Gregg Rolie says its scope only dawned on him later.

Partial Santana reunion gets under way early: ‘We’re off to a good start’

Partial Santana reunion gets under way early: ‘We’re off to a good start’

After working on nine or so reunion songs, Santana is set to perform a series of dates with former bandmates Gregg Rolie and Neal Schon.

Journey began unlikely shift to pop stardom with the arrival of Steve Perry: ‘I welcomed it’

Journey began unlikely shift to pop stardom with the arrival of Steve Perry: ‘I welcomed it’

‘Infinity,’ released on January 20, 1978, saw Journey add Steve Perry. As ‘Feeling That Way/Anytime’ showed, they’d never be the same again.

Gimme Five: Neal Schon, Gregg Rolie + Steve Smith on Journey’s ‘Send Her My Love,’ ‘Anytime,’ ‘I’ll Be Alright,’ others

Gimme Five: Neal Schon, Gregg Rolie + Steve Smith on Journey’s ‘Send Her My Love,’ ‘Anytime,’ ‘I’ll Be Alright,’ others

They offer unique insights into Journey’s first Top 20 single, and one of its last.

Neal Schon sparked the long-awaited Santana reunion: ‘It’s just going to be magical’

Neal Schon sparked the long-awaited Santana reunion: ‘It’s just going to be magical’

For Neal Schon, the chance to connect again with mentor Carlos Santana has been more than a musical journey. It’s an emotional one, too.

‘That’s the way it goes’: Gregg Rolie’s first post-Journey album gave Eddie Money a hit

‘That’s the way it goes’: Gregg Rolie’s first post-Journey album gave Eddie Money a hit

When Gregg Rolie returned from a brief retirement following his departure from Journey, he became the second — but not the last — big star who tried to make a hit of Billy Satellite’s 1984 song “I Wanna Go Back.”

‘We’re all playing at a different level’: Neal Schon at work on three albums with Journey connections

‘We’re all playing at a different level’: Neal Schon at work on three albums with Journey connections

The prospects of another Journey album remain unclear, but that doesn’t mean guitarist Neal Schon is sitting idly by. In fact, he’s working on three projects, all of them with Journey connections.

Journey, “Lights” (1978): Almost Hits

Journey, “Lights” (1978): Almost Hits

Hard to believe that last week Journey’s Infinity had become thirty-six years old; I can still remember how fresh and exciting the album sounded when I first heard it.

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