Santana Reveals His Classic Guitar Covers
by Paul Cashmere - July 16 2010
The next Santana album will be an album of covers of his favourite guitar songs with an all-star cast of guest singers.
For the record, Santana will cover songs by Led Zeppelin, Cream, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Van Halen, Def Leppard, Deep Purple, T.Rex, AC/DC, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Jeff Beck and Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Guests include Chris Cornell, Rob Thomas, Nas, Joe Cocker and Scott Weiland.
His cover of George Harrison’s ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ has been met with a big thumbs up from George’s widow Olivia. “Listening to the song,” she told Carlos, “it made me jump for joy and cry at the same time.”
‘Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time’ will be released on September 17.
“Whole Lotta Love” featuring Chris Cornell (Led Zeppelin)
“Sunshine Of Your Love” featuring Rob Thomas (Cream)
“Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’” featuring Scott Weiland from Stone Temple Pilots (The Rolling Stones)
“Dance the Night Away” featuring Pat Monahan from Train (Van Halen)
“While My Guitar Gently Weeps” featuring india.arie and Yo-Yo Ma (The Beatles)
“Bang A Gong” featuring Gavin Rossdale from Bush (T. Rex)
“Smoke On the Water” featuring Jacoby Shaddix from Papa Roach (Deep Purple)
“Photograph” featuring Chris Daughtry (Def Leppard)
“Back In Black” featuring Nas (AC/DC)
“Little Wing” featuring Joe Cocker (Jimi Hendrix)
“Riders On the Storm” featuring Chester Bennington from Linkin Park and Ray Manzarek (The Doors)
“I Ain’t Superstitious” featuring Jonny Lang (Howlin’ Wolf, Jeff Beck Group)
“Fortunate Son” featuring Scott Stapp from Creed (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
(Nice songs he picked. Interested to see how they do these classic songs we all love.)