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  • Interview: David K. Mathews on touring with Carlos Santana, Etta James and his new album

    Interview: David K. Mathews on touring with Carlos Santana, Etta James and his new album

    Since the ‘70s, David K. Mathews has performed side-by-side with some of music’s most iconic legends. He’s a master of the piano, electric piano, Hammond organ, Clavinet and synthesizers. His skillful style landed him a gig with music pioneers Tower of Power in the early ‘80s, followed by a 20-year...
  • Santana bringing the Transmogrify Tour to the U.S. this summer

    Santana bringing the Transmogrify Tour to the U.S. this summer

    Carlos Santana is hitting the road this summer with his longtime band, Santana. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted guitarist has announced a number of U.S. dates on the Transmogrify Tour, kicking off June 23 at Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville, Wash. The tour runs through Sept. 11 at House...
  • Santana will be coming to Red Rocks July 10

    Santana is coming to Red Rocks

    Oye como va! Here’s some exciting news. The one and only Carlos Santana and his amazing band will be coming to Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Monday, July 10. A special pre-sale will begin Thursday, January 19 at 10:00 a.m. MST. General On sales begin Friday, January 20 at 10:00 a.m. MST. You can find...
  • Carlos Santana will resume his residency at House of Blues Las Vegas this year. 

    Santana announces fifth annual Las Vegas residency

    With blazing energy, a soulful spirit and four years of sold out shows, Carlos Santana has undoubtedly become a preferred guest at House of Blues Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay. Later this month, the guitar legend will return to the intimate venue for his fifth year of performances. The "Intimate Evening...
  • The Rock Pack

    The Rock Pack with members of Foreigner, Journey, Cheap Trick and more coming to Comerica Theatre in Phoenix

    The legacy of the Rat Pack of the 1960s is well-known; the super group of singers and actors that consisted of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Joey Bishop, Peter Lawford and Sammy Davis, Jr. was known as much for their hard-partying ways as they were for their art. Today the legacy of the Rock Pack, a...
  • Classic Santana vivacious in Vegas on DVD

    Classic Santana vivacious in Vegas on DVD

    To say Carlos Santana has had an impressive career would be an understatement. In August 1969 the Jalisco-born guitar phenomenon thrilled a Saturday afternoon throng at Yasgur’s Farm and issued his band’s eponymous debut album, dazzling flower children with his world grooves and putting Jimi Hendrix...
  • Santana announces 'Santana IV' live album with classic lineup

    Santana announces 'Santana IV' live album with classic lineup

    On March 21, several of the remaining members of the classic Santana lineup gathered at House of Blues in Las Vegas. Now the band is ready to release that night’s concert as Santana IV: Live At The House of Blues Las Vegas, due out Oct. 21 in DVD/2-CD, Blu-ray/2-CD and digital formats. The set is...
  • Slideshow Main Photo Credits

    Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter join forces as Mega Nova at the Hollywood Bowl

    Witnessing the effortless self-expression of a master musician is one of the chief joys of seeing live music. Aug. 24 at the Hollywood Bowl, three of the greatest to ever pick up their instruments held the audience in rapt attention as keyboardist Herbie Hancock, saxophonist Wayne Shorter and guitar...
  • Michael Shrieve’s Spellbinder rocks repeat riffs on rhythmic high

    Michael Shrieve’s Spellbinder rocks repeat riffs on rhythmic high

    Michael Shrieve is many things to many people: original Santana drummer from the 1970s, driver of Seattle’s rock-jazz-grunge underground, a driving force behind Drums of Compassion and Trilon, with Skerik, Reggie Watts, Mike Dillon, James Rotondi, Brian Houser, and Brian Siskind. The 60-something...
  • ‘Santana IV,’ reunion lineup media coverage for those who missed it

    ‘Santana IV,’ reunion lineup media coverage for those who missed it

    At last after 40 plus years in the waiting the “Santana IV” album was released on Friday, April 15. Prior to its release the nearly complete Woodstock era reunion lineup, minus two members and a new addition later added, came together for a concert, along with Journey, at Madison Square Garden on...
  • This week's best concert tours: Duran Duran, Santana, Journey

    This week's best concert tours: Duran Duran, Santana, Journey

    This week's collection of the best concert tours in America features something for everyone, from '80s rock to modern, progressive country music to classic rock. It also includes two great synthpop acts who charted three decades apart. Take a look at our guide to the top live shows in North America...
  • Las Vegas House of Blues rocks with reunited Santana band for one night only

    Las Vegas House of Blues rocks with reunited Santana band for one night only

    Viva Las Vegas was the scene March 21 with a very special performance by Santana and its original band members. Not since 1973 have Carlos Santana, Neal Schon, Gregg Rolie, Michael Shrieve, and Michael Carabello all played together in any setting. Santana and his current band have an on-going Las...
  • Metallica, Santana, Carlin, Coltrane albums enter Library of Congress registry

    Metallica, Santana, Carlin, Coltrane albums enter Library of Congress registry

    Metallica's Master Of Puppets, the band's third album, was inducted into the Library of Congress National Recording Registry this week along with such important long-playing (LP) or album works as Santana's classic Abraxas, George Carlin's hilarious Class Clown, the legendary John Coltrane's A Love...
  • Steve Miller Band announce North American tour, Miller to be inducted into RRHOF

    Steve Miller Band announce North American tour, Miller to be inducted into RRHOF

    Legendary guitarist and singer-songwriter Steve Miller—who has just been confirmed for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist—has announced that he will be taking Steve Miller Band out on the road once again for a North American summer tour. The extensive, 36-date jaunt will see the band...
  • The top 10 best Santana songs

    The top 10 best Santana songs

    Ever since his big break at Woodstock, guitarist Carlos Santana has been a worldwide sensation. He has brought joy to many music fans throughout the world, oftentimes using a blend of cultural influences in his work. With work that has gone from the 1960s to today, Santana has a wide range of great...
  • Books from Carlos Santana's bookshelf

    Books from Carlos Santana's bookshelf

    While Carlos Santana is best known for being a guitar player (many consider him to be one of the greatest of all time), he is also an avid reader. Like other readers, such as the late David Bowie, Santana has gained a lot of knowledge and wisdom from his reading, and has a few favorite books. Many...
  • Catch Santana and several others live in Las Vegas this weekend.

    Best bets: Santana, The Motet and Steve Aoki dominate Vegas this weekend

    Even a “slow week” during the “winter season” in Las Vegas includes a variety of ways to enjoy both music and live comedy. This weekend is no exception with events that cater to the cultured, the grimy and the ones that like to party. Whether you like country, hip-hop, or just want to dance, there's...
  • Journey teams with Santana for 2016 spring U.S. concert dates

    Journey teams with Santana for 2016 spring U.S. concert dates

    Journey and Santana will pair up for a trio of U.S. concert dates in April. The joint announcement comes on the heels of Journey founding member Neil Schon's recent participation with ex-bandmate Carlos Santana in reuniting the classic line up of his former band in the studio to produce Santana IV...
  • David Ryan Harris plays Hotel Cafe

    David Ryan Harris plays Hotel Cafe

    David Ryan Harris performs at the Hotel Cafe at 1623 1/2 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, California on Wednesday, Jan. 6. The talent will take the stage at this all ages event at 8 p.m. The doors will open at 7 p.m. For those not up on this act, have no fear. Here is some additional information on...
  • House of Blues Las Vegas announces Santana residency

    House of Blues Las Vegas announces Santana residency

    Despite a recent death hoax, Las Vegas' House of Blues has announced a series of intimate 2016 residency dates featuring the legendary Santana. The string of dates will mark Santana's fourth year of residency at the venue. The musician also has performances scheduled for November 2015. Such a...
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