Santana: 'I'd Like to See Metallica, Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock Do a Tour Together'

Guitar legend wants to see metal and jazz icons collide.

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Guitar legend Carlos Santana recently shared an interesting wish - to see Metallica hit the road with jazz legends Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock.

Chatting with Billboard, Carlos was directly asked to name a collaborative tour he'd like to see happening.

"I'd like to see Metallica, Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock to broaden the wings," he replied. "Metallica did a thing with a symphony, so they're capable, of course, of playing without volume or with volume. I just like to expand popularity with genius."

Asked about his feelings on releasing yet another album, his latest effort "Corazon," the guitarist replied, "I feel really, really honored to gain people's trust. People opened their hearts and their wallets. It allows me to do more things with my brother Harry Belafonte and [activist] Dolores Huerta."

Santana recently caught the public attention by praising rap star Pitbull, who also happens to be one of the guest artists on "Corazon," comparing him to Rolling Stones and Queen.

"He's like the new Queen and Rolling Stones of today, because every time you want your team to pick up the energy, they play that music, y'know? So that's what Pitbull is: he's, like, the arena energy person!" Carlos told ABC News Radio.

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    Wait theres an artist named Herbie Hancock? Now I know where Chris Farley got that name from..
    Wait, you don't know Herbie Hancock? Oh boy you're in for a treat!
    He's amongst the most innovative, stylistically versatile, and important jazz/funk/soul pianists in recent times. If you're interrested, try checking out "Watermelon man", "Chameleon" (the full version), and "Rockit" to get a full idea of his sound over the decades, or even better, check out his albums - IIRC a lot of them are in their entirety on Yotube in rather good quality.
    Yeah he played with some other people with funny names too like Chick Corea, Miles Davis, Jaco Pastorius ...