Wednesday, March 24, 2021

New Santana album to feature Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett

Carlos Santana has confirmed his next studio album will feature a guest appearance by Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett.

Santana tells ABC Audio that he has three albums on the way, including “Blessings And Miracles”, which is 90-percent completed.

"[M]y brother Kirk Hammett from Metallica is playing [on it]," says Carlos. "He's tearing it up."

Santana reports that Steve Winwood and Living Colour frontman Corey Glover also may be featured on the album, which would mark the follow-up to 2019’s “Africa Speaks.”

"I just feel really, really grateful,” adds the guitar icon about the project, which has been recorded during the pandemic. “I'm 73 and…because of this time that I'm allowed to just replenish and nourish…[a]ll the notes are like really, really juicy and powerful."

Santana are currently set to begin a series of rescheduled dates for a summer tour of North America in June.

"We're all waiting patiently to get the green light,” explains Carlos. “We don't even have the yellow light yet. It's still red. But it's encouraging to see that auditoriums and coliseums are starting to open up in certain places. More restaurants are opening up, it seems like slowly but surely, because of the vaccine." See also:

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