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    Santana recruits Nas and Daughtry for covers album

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    DETROIT Carlos Santana was initially intimidated by mentor Clive Davis' pitch for his next album -- another "Supernatural"-style all-star collaboration, but this time on a collection of iconic rock songs by the likes of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and others.

    "I was like, 'No, I don't know if I want to do this one, Clive. This one's a little challenging,'" the guitarist and bandleader told Billboard.com.

    "And he would stay on the phone for at least 45 minutes to an hour, three times in one year, and I was like, 'Oh, lord...' But then I started realizing that someone with that intense passion of commitment couldn't be wrong, so I had to trust him. And it was incredible."

    The album -- Santana's first since "All That I Am" in 2005 -- is due out in September and is not yet titled. The track list is being finalized as well, but during sessions Santana reunited with "Smooth" partner Rob Thomas on Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love" and worked with Joe Cocker on Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing," Scott Weiland on the Rolling Stones' "Can't You Hear Me Knocking," Chris Daughtry on Def Leppard's "Photograph," Soundgarden's Chris Cornell on Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love," Papa Roach"s Jacoby Shaddix on Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water" and rapper Nas, who lays down rhymes on AC/DC's "Back in Black."

    Santana chose half of the songs while Davis, Sony Music's chief creative officer, picked the other half. Davis, who originally signed Santana in the 1960s, masterminded his 1999 comeback "Supernatural," a worldwide smash that also garnered nine Grammys.

    "What I brought to the table is my heart, knowing that I complement, I don't compete," Santana said of the recording sessions. "I brought my heart, trusting that there's enough in me of purity and innocence and genuineness that I couldn't possible, excuse the expression, f--- it up. I know Eric (Clapton). I know Jeff Beck. I know Jimmy Page. And they know me. I have supreme certainty and confidence that they're going to say, 'Hey man, I love what you did with my song."

    While he considers ever song "incredible," Santana said his very favorite is the Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," which he recorded with India.Arie and cellist Yo Yo Ma.

    "I sent the song to George Harrison's widow, Olivia, and I got back an email that says, 'Carlos, I listened to the song and I started crying and jumping with joy at the same time. And I want you to know that George really loved you, because he understood your passion for compassion.' And I was like, 'Bam!' that's like George Harrison himself, through his beautiful wife, validating my existence and what I did with that song."

    Santana plans to preview some of the covers during his upcoming summer tour with Steve Winwood, which gets under way June 30 in Saint Paul, Minn. He also plans to have Winwood "join my band" for collaborations he hopes are "totally different" than what fans might expect.

    "I would prefer not to do Steve Winwood or Santana songs with him," Santana explained. "I would like to go to the Bob Marley repertoire or Marvin Gaye or African music by King Sunny Ade or really, really obscure other-side-of-the-tracks. So I'm crossing my fingers."

    After the summer tour with Winwood, Santana is returning to Las Vegas in August for his second residency at the Hard Rock Hotel. Santana is touring Europe in September and October, including a stop at London's O2 Arena.

    Santana has another album ready to go as well, an all-instrumental set called "Shape Shifter," which he recorded with his band and he plans to release after the next album has run its course.
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    Should be interesting to hear his take on these songs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddymon View Post
    ...and rapper Nas, who lays down rhymes on AC/DC's "Back in Black."
    Can't wait to hear that one...

    So I guess this is what it is for Santana now - a collaboration album every few years to keep his contract alive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post

    So I guess this is what it is for Santana now - a collaboration album every few years to keep his contract alive.
    Was thinking the same thing...sadly.

    Only a matter of time before Carlos cuts a track with Justin Beebee.
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    Carlos Santana playing Steve Clark riffs on "Photograph" - didn't expect that one.
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    Santana on Clive Davis:"I was like, 'No, I don't know if I want to do this one, Clive. This one's a little challenging,'" the guitarist and bandleader told Billboard.com.

    "And he would stay on the phone for at least 45 minutes to an hour, three times in one year, and I was like, 'Oh, lord...' But then I started realizing that someone with that intense passion of commitment couldn't be wrong, so I had to trust him."


    There's a first time for everything. Could be wrong, but not seeing a "Supernatural" kind of success story with this one. Nas on Back in Black? WTF
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    wasn't "Dance the Night Away" going to be on this album?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LLFHS View Post
    Was thinking the same thing...sadly.

    Only a matter of time before Carlos cuts a track with Justin Beebee.
    Ten years from now, Justin Beenis is going to rock, and we'll be old, and sorry that we laughed at him as a wee lad.

    But until then, it is indeed fun to make the haha at Boopin Feefer.

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    Is this for real?


    I mean seriously he hasn't really written much of his own stuff its always his name with 2-4 others tagged on at the end of it.

    So i guess doing a covers album with more flavors of the month is right up his alley.
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    What's there to complain about here?

    Netizens, lighten up! Geez.

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