VEVO TO PREMIERE GUITAR LEGEND CARLOS SANTANA’S “MAKING OF GUITAR HEAVEN.THE GREATEST GUITAR CLASSICS OF ALL TIME” ON OCTOBER 8TH

Captures Once-In-A-Lifetime Special Live Performances from Santana with Superstar Guest Vocalists India.Arie, Chris Daughtry, Gavin Rossdale “For One Night Only” At Santana’s Las Vegas Residency Show Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through The Hits At “The Joint”at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

Also Features Intimate Performance and Interview Footage from the Studio with Scott Weiland, Nas, Rob Thomas and more…

Premieres Follow the Release of Santana’s Chart-Topping New Album Guitar Heaven…The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time (Arista Records) In Stores Now

NEW YORK October 7, 2010 – On October 8, VEVO, the web’s leading premium music video and entertainment service, will host the online premiere of the making of guitar legend Carlos Santana’s brand new album GUITAR HEAVEN…THE GREATEST GUITAR CLASSICS OF ALL TIME featuring star-studded performances from his Las Vegas residency show Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through The Hits at “The Joint” at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino where for one night only, Santana was joined by guest vocalists featured on his brand new album.

“The Making of GUITAR HEAVEN…” features Santana’s live performances from a “one night only” special event at his Las Vegas residency show where Chris Daughtry joined the legendary Santana band on stage on “Photograph” (Def Leppard), India.Arie on “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” (The Beatles), and Gavin Rossdale on “Bang A Gong” (T.Rex), all songs featured on GUITAR HEAVEN…. The program also features “behind the scenes, making of the album/in the studio” performance footage and interviews with album collaborators and performers Rob Thomas, Scott Weiland, Nas, Jonny Lang, Ray Manzarek, India. Arie, Chris Daughtry, and album producers Clive Davis (longtime Santana collaborator and Chief Creative Officer, Sony Music Entertainment), Matt Serletic, Howard Benson and Carlos Santana.

Online, the program will be available exclusively on-demand across VEVO including VEVO.com, VEVO Mobile and VEVO on YouTube on October 8th.

GUITAR HEAVEN… follows the trilogy of award-winning album collaborations by Carlos Santana and Clive Davis – Supernatural (1999),Shaman (2002) and All That I Am (2005) and was produced by Howard Benson, Matt Serletic, Clive Davis and Carlos Santana who devised a list of guitar-centric titles – and then invited a Who’s Who of guest vocalists to perform on every track. Singers range from Chris Cornell (on Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love”), India.Arie and Yo Yo Ma (on the album’s first single “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”), Pat Monahan (on Van Halen’s “Dance the Night Away”), Chester Bennington and Ray Manzarek (on The Doors’ “Riders on the Storm”), Rob Thomas (on Cream’s “Sunshine Of Your Love), Scott Weiland (on the Rolling Stones’ “Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’”), Chris Daughtry (on Def Leppard’s “Photograph”), Gavin Rossdale (on T. Rex’s “Bang A Gong”) to rapper Nas (on AC/DC’s “Back In Black”), veteran Joe Cocker (on Jimi Hendrix’s “Little Wing”), and more. Find out more at http://www.santana.com.

About VEVO:
VEVO is the web’s leading premium music video and entertainment service with over one billion worldwide streams and nearly 60 million unique visitors in the U.S. and Canada each month. VEVO’s programming is made available across the VEVO Network, which includes VEVO.com (the service’s marquee destination site), VEVO Mobile, VEVO on YouTube, and a VEVO-branded embedded player. The service also serves as a syndication platform for additional internet destination sites, including AOL and CBS Interactive Music Group, expanding the reach of the VEVO Network across the worldwide web.

VEVO was created in partnership by Universal Music Group (UMG), Sony Music Entertainment (SME) and the Abu Dhabi Media Company. It is operated independently by a dedicated management team with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit and San Francisco.

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