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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.

Santana will complete new reunion album this spring: ‘Like putting on a pair of old jeans’

Santana will complete new reunion album this spring: ‘Like putting on a pair of old jeans’

Initial work on the loose, improvisational ‘Santana IV’ was followed by a series of solo projects for Carlos Santana, Neal Schon and Gregg Rolie.

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.

‘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.

’90 percent of who I am today’: Carlos Santana’s guitar inspiration might surprise you

’90 percent of who I am today’: Carlos Santana’s guitar inspiration might surprise you

In the midst of a long-hoped-for reunion of the classic-era edition of his old band, Carlos Santana is giving credit to drummer Michael Shreive for his role in creating Santana’s signature sound.

‘We cherish you’: Carlos Santana’s emotional reunion with homeless former bandmate

‘We cherish you’: Carlos Santana’s emotional reunion with homeless former bandmate

Carlos Santana has reunited with the original congo player from the Santana Blues Band, after discovering that Marcus “The Magnificent” Malone had fallen on hard times.

‘The best Ringo has ever had’: Ringo Starr returns for more dates with close-knit All-Starr Band

‘The best Ringo has ever had’: Ringo Starr returns for more dates with close-knit All-Starr Band

The debate over whether this is the greatest All-Starr Band that Ringo Starr has ever assembled can be put off for another time. There is no question, however, that it’s one of the most closely knit

Did Journey’s Neal Schon almost replace Duane Allman in Derek and the Dominos?

Did Journey’s Neal Schon almost replace Duane Allman in Derek and the Dominos?

“I was kind of blown away,” Neal Schon says of an offer to join Eric Clapton in one of the turn-of-the-1970s biggest bands.