‘Santana IV’ remind us of what made the Santana band so groundbreaking, influential and appealing back in the day, plus a little bit more.
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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?’
Gregg Rolie didn’t have the best initial reaction to this standout cut from ‘Abraxas,’ released by Santana in September 1970.
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.
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.
Initial work on the loose, improvisational ‘Santana IV’ was followed by a series of solo projects for Carlos Santana, Neal Schon and Gregg Rolie.
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
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.
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.
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 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