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Santana records new album that's PERFECT for WAAF Under the Covers!

Talk about having friends in high places!!!

Guitar legend Carlos Santana, took his friend music mogul Clive Davis' advice and recently recorded an album of cover songs! They are not just any cover songs either... They are all ROCK CLASSICS, recorded with current rock superstars!

This album sounds like it is going to be AWESOME!

Included in the line up are...

Rob Thomas on Cream's Sunshine of Your Love, Joe Cocker on Jimi Hendrix's Little Wing, Scott Weiland on the Rolling Stones' Can't You Hear Me Knocking, Chris Daughtry on Def Leppard's Photograph, Chris Cornell on Led Zeppelin's Whole Lotta Love, Papa Roach's Jacoby Shaddix on Deep Purple's Smoke on the Water and Nas on AC/DC's Back in Black.

Which one do you think is going to be the best?

The album is due out in September and Santana said " I was like, 'No, I don't know if I want to do this one, Clive. This one's a little challenging.' And he would stay on the phone for at least 45 minutes to an hour, three times in one year, and I was like, 'Oh, lord…' But then I started realizing that someone with that intense passion of commitment couldn't be wrong, so I had to trust him. And it was incredible"

He added "What I brought to the table is my heart, knowing that I complement, I don't compete. I brought my heart, trusting that there's enough in me of purity and innocence and genuineness that I couldn't possible, excuse the expression, fuck it up. I know Eric (Clapton). I know Jeff Beck. I know Jimmy Page. And they know me. I have supreme certainty and confidence that they're going to say, 'Hey man, I love what you did with my song."

These songs are going to be PERFECT for Under the Covers which airs on WAAF every weeknight at 10pm!

If you have a request for Under the Covers send it to us here!