Santana, LFO To Play Arista Special

'25 Years of #1 Hits: Arista Records' Anniversary Celebration' to air May 15.

Santana, LFO, Sarah McLachlan and Patti Smith are among the artists slated to perform on "25 Years of #1 Hits: Arista Records' Anniversary Celebration," an NBC-TV special airing May 15, Arista said in a statement. News of the show comes as current label chief, founder and producer Clive Davis struggles to maintain his position. Arista's parent company, BMG, reportedly is pushing the 66-year-old to retire, but Davis refuses to step down. Other Arista hitmakers scheduled for the special include Whitney Houston, the Eurythmics' Annie Lennox, Monica, Carly Simon, Alan Jackson and Barry Manilow.