Virtuoso guitarist Carlos Santana first introduced salsa-style grooves to rock's mainstream back in 1967 with his band Santana, which spawned hit covers of Tito Puente's "Oye Como Va" and Fleetwood Mac's "Black Magic Woman."
Santana's first studio album in six years, "Supernatural," will hit stores on June 15. It features an eclectic lineup including Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, Everlast, Dave Matthews, Eric Clapton, Eagle Eye Cherry, Matchbox 20 frontman Rob Thomas, and superstar Mexican rock band Mana.
At this year's Grammy Awards, Lauryn Hill recruited the guitarist for her performance of "To Zion," and after the show, she told MTV News' Serena Altschul just how much that had meant to her.
[article id="1444394"]"I used to write music, you know, write songs over [Santana's] guitar playing when I was a little kid,"[/article] Hill said. [article id="1444394"]"I had all his records and I would play "Samba Pa Ti" on [the] "Abraxas" album and just write
rhymes and songs on top of it. So I knew Carlos way before he knew me." [RealVideo][/article]
You can catch Santana on the road this summer.