Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Carlos Santana Says to Get Comeback Hit Grammy Album He Lit Candles with Clive Davis’s Face and Chanted His Name 27 Times to Archangel


Among the many revelations last night during Clive Davis’s six hour interview marathon with music greats:

Carlos Santana literally shocked Davis with this news: after talking to Clive in 1998, Santana lit candles with pictures of Clive around them and chanted over and over to an archangel. He repeated Clive’s name 27 times.

After that, Santana said, Clive made a deal with him for what would be their bestselling Grammy winning comeback album, “Supernatural,” featuring “Smooth” with Rob Thomas.

Thomas was on the Zoom with Davis and Santana, and I must say the look on his face was classic shock.

Santana is beloved and out there. He is all into this. He’s talked about the archangel Metatron before, just not to other celebrities. Or to Clive, who also looked taken aback but absorbed the news with aplomb.

Both Santana and Thomas did say it was time to collaborate again. “Smooth” is one of the biggest hits of the last 20 years, and holds up better than almost anything else from that era.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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