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Published: 2010/07/19

Santana Confirms Guests for New Album, Jams with Steve Winwood

Santana has confirmed the guests on his new album of covers, Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics Of All Time. As of press time, the album is scheduled to feature the following covers and guests:

“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 (The Rolling Stones)

“Dance the Night Away” featuring Pat Monahan (Van Halen)

“While My Guitar Gently Weeps” featuring india.arie and Yo-Yo Ma (The Beatles)

“Bang A Gong” featuring Gavin Rossdale (T. Rex)

“Smoke On the Water” featuring Jacoby Shaddix (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 and Ray Manzarek (The Doors)

“I Ain’t Superstitious” featuring Jonny Lang (Howlin’ Wolf, Jeff Beck Group)

“Fortunate Son” featuring Scott Stapp (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

Guitar Heaven, which was co-produced by Carlos Santana and Clive Davis, is scheduled for release on September 21.

Meanwhile, Santana’s summer tour with Steve Winwood continues to roll across the country. Though the two musicians have been on the road together since late June, last night the two classic rock veterans shared the stage for the first time this tour. Partway through Santana’s headlining set at Wantagh, NY’s Jones Beach, Winwood emerged to sing and play organ on Marvin Gaye’s “Right On.” In addition, Santana brought out Wyclef Jean’s proteges The Product G & B for to sing on their contribution to Supernatural, “Maria, Maria.” Supernatural producer Clive Davis was also in attendance at last night’s gig.

In related news, Santana and Winwood performed on the site of the original Woodstock festival Saturday night at Bethel, NY’s Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. The show was Santana’s first on the site since the original festival in 1969. The guitarist, who reached a national audience for the first time at Woodstock, described the site as “ground zero for peace and love.”

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