SANTANA: Update on Original Band Reunion
Carlos Santana plans to reconvene some of the members of the early Santana lineups — Gregg Rolie, Michael Shrieve, Michael Carabello and Neal Schon — and finish the album they started last year. Schon, who’s on the road with Journey this summer, says, “We did cut about nine tracks…and we’re gonna cut five to six more and pick the best of what we got, finish it and then get it out there.”
•Carlos and his band start a tour with Rod Stewart on Friday in Albany, New York.
•Schon and Journey are on tour with Steve Miller and Tower of Power, and they have shows in New Mexico and Texas this week, starting Tuesday in Albuquerque.
•Gregg Rolie will be on tour in June and July with Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band.
Santana just released a new album, Corazon, which is number-one on the Billboard Latin chart.