CARLOS SANTANA New Album to Feature Plethora of Guest Vocalists

Posted by Michael Mueller on June 28, 2010 at 6:28 PM

Guitarist Carlos Santana is no stranger to the concept of the guest vocalist—his 1999 smash album Supernatural featured Rob Thomas, Lauryn Hill, Dave Matthews, Everlast, Wyclef Jean, and others. And his 2002 follow-up, Shaman, featured Michelle Branch, Seal, Nickelback's Chad Kroeger, Dido, and others.

For his new, as-yet-untitled release, which is due out in September, Santana appears to be taking a decidedly more rock-based stance. According to the Pulse of Radio, Soundgarden vocalist Chris Cornell sings on Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love," STP frontman Scott Weiland covers the Rolling Stones' "Can't You Hear Me Knocking," and Chris Daughtry takes on Def Leppard's "Photograph" (personally, I'm having a hard time envisioning Carlos Santana playing that tune). Further, Papa Roach singer Jacoby Shaddix gives us "Smoke on the Water," Joe Cocker does "Little Wing," India.Arie and cellist Yo Yo Ma lend their talents to "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," and rapper Nas rhymes his way through AC/DC's "Back in Black." We also get yet another Santana-Rob Thomas collaboration, this time on Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love."

Santana hits the road with special guest Steve Winwood this Wednesday (6/30), in St. Paul, Minnesota. For a complete list of tour dates, visit

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