guitarist carlos santana las vegas

Music icon Carlos Santana speaks candidly about his show, his music and his unlikely residency in Vegas

Music is like sexual intercourse, it begins, it ends, you have an orgasm and you begin again. You can’t separate sex from music.

By Aleza Freeman
Vegas.com

January 29, 2010—Legendary guitarist Carlos Santana has been to Las Vegas many times, but never as a tourist. He first visited in 1967 as the opening act for the Grateful Dead. His memories of the experience — as well as the venue — are, let’s just say, more than a little hazy.

“I was on acid,” he says, laughing. “I don’t remember.”

Dressed casually in a button-down shirt, jeans, slip-on shoes and a custom-made necklace with a charm of the ancient Egyptian goddess Isis, Santana spoke candidly about his show, his music and his unlikely residency in Vegas during a recent interview at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino …

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