Friday, September 19, 2008

Santana vs. Young Cage Match Comming Soon...

Carlos Santana took a swipe at Neil Young by responding to Young's recent comment that music couldn't change the world. Santana told, that, "I'm sorry if people's feelings get hurt, man, but the ones that say music can't change the world weren't real musicians to begin with. Every day when you hear Bob Dylan's 'Blowin' In The Wind' or Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On,' we're changing the world. Music is the only way to bring unity and healing on this planet, beyond politics or religion."

Santana, who has often likened the art of making music to religion, "It's like church, but it's not plastic. A lot of churches are like going to a very slick car dealer. But this church doesn't want your money -- it wants you to invest in the light inside of you."

He said that his upcoming career-spanning compilation, called Multidimensional Warrior, expresses the earnest nature of some of his more overlooked songs: "Ain't no doubt about it, it's a spiritual CD. Something compelled me to go into the vault and compile the whole thing within an hour. This voice kept telling me, 'This is a letter to your fans reaffirming there's divinity in every molecule in your body."

Multidimensional Warrior is due out September 30th.

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