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  • ‘Whiplash’ film commentary by former Santana drummer, Michael Shrieve
    Oscar-nominated film 'Whiplash,' thoughts by former Santana drummer
    One of the recent eight Oscar-nominated films to make the coveted list, “Whiplash,” is a music-themed story that was originally a short film. The title is based on Hank Levy’s jazz classic of the same name that serves as a...
  • Paying tribute to the varied Santana tribute bands
    Sincerest form of flattery: Santana tribute bands
    They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. It certainly is the case with the numerous Santana tribute bands in existence. Who are these tribute bands? What Santana albums and songs do they play? Where do they come from? They range from...
  • Joe Cocker and Santana at Woodstock, contributed to 'Guitar Heaven' album track
    Joe Cocker lent vocals to Santana's 2010 'Guitar Heaven' album
    It’s a bit ironic Joe Cocker was one of many featured alternative and classic rock vocalists on Santana’s compilation album “Guitar Heaven.” On Monday he passed away after his battle with cancer. What’s even more...
  • Carlos Santana in Cleveland 2014
    Guitarist Carlos Santana explores sound and spirit in new autobiography
    Carlos Santana’s new memoir begins with a parade…and ends on an island.Just in time for the spiritually-centered holiday season, The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light (Little, Brown & Company) finds the 1998 Rock and Roll...
  • Santana
    Santana announces spring and summer 2015 tour dates
    On Dec. 8 the Latin rock band Santana announced in an issued press release, tour dates for the spring and summer of 2015. The world tour begins Mar. 8 in Saint Petersburg, Fla., and ends July 25 in London. You can view a complete list of tour...
  • Today in Rock: December 6
    Today in Rock: December 6
    Today in music history:There were several significant events on this day between the years 1948 and 2000.On this day in 1941 future country singer-songwriter and actress Helen Cornelius is born in Monroe City, Missouri.On this day in 1957 The...
  • Santana's Tanglewood 1970 concert celebrates one year after Woodstock
    1970 Santana Tanglewood concert brings spectacular ‘Soul Sacrifice’
    Santana performed on August 18, 1970 at Tanglewood, nearly one year to the date when they made their groundbreaking debut at Woodstock. Tanglewood is the Lenox, Massachusetts based summer musical festival. The Boston Symphony Orchestra is in...
  • Former Santana band member teams up with Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band in Clearwater
    Former Santana organist performs with Ringo and His All-Starrs in Tampa Bay
    Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater saw the triumphant return of Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band that included Gregg Rolie, formerly of Santana. Thursday night’s show (October 23rd) was the last one for 2014. Rolie also performed with the All...
  • Now available at Costco in Northern California: Carlos Santana salsa
    Sample Santana organic salsa now available at Costco in Northern California
    Come on down to your nearest Costco in Northern California and Reno, Nevada. On Saturday, August 30 you can sample the Carlos Santana Organic Supernatural Fire Roasted Mango Salsa. A portion of the proceeds will go to Carlos’ established...
  • Rock Hall Anniversary: Santana's Debut Album
    Rock Hall Anniversary: Santana’s Debut Album
    In a period where the charts were still ruled by psychedelic rock, it gets a taste of Latin rhythms by year’s end.In August 1969, Santana released their self-titled debut album. This was the album before the band used their famous emblem,...
  • Rod Stewart performs live at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
    Rod Stewart and Santana bring classics on co-headline tour
    Rod Stewart and Carlos Santana combined for more than three hours of music when they performed together at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., on August 19. The night featured an opening performance by Santana followed by a show from Stewart,...
  • Michael Shrieve: Woodstock, Santana, and Spellbinder
    Drummer Michael Shrieve talks about Santana, Woodstock and solo career
    Santana's legendary drummer performed one of the greatest drum solos ever at Woodstock. In 2009 I watched a documentary on Woodstock’s 40th anniversary. When they presented Santana's performance, that’s what truly got my...
  • Commemorating Woodstock and Santana's Top Ten Songs
    Celebrating Santana's 10 greatest hits of all time
    With the 45th anniversary of Woodstock on August 15-17, 2014 already past, here’s looking at one of the acts from that legendary three-day music festival in Upstate New York. Santana brought to the crowd their unique brand of Latin rock....
  • Washington Rock Music Concerts in August
    Rock music concerts in Washington State: August 2014
    Check out these great, upcoming rock music concerts (by date) for August 2014 in Washington State! Subscribe to my articles to get updated rock concert information and any additional show or band information.Styx and ForeignerFriday, August 1,...
  • Official World Cup closing ceremony performed by Santana
    Santana ignites pre-closing ceremonies at the 2014 World Cup
    Before the final World Cup match Sunday between Germany and Argentina, television viewers and a star-studded crowd (including Rihanna, LeBron James, David Beckham, and soccer legend Pele) were pouring into Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana Stadium....