40 Countries' Top Musicians: A Gallery
Mexico: Carlos Santana

Virtuoso guitarist/frontman Carlos Santana and his band Santana revolutionized Latin-flavored rock, both in his home nation of Mexico and north of the border in the United States. Santana and the Rolling Stones are the only acts to have landed an album in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 in every decade since the 1960s and Carlos' song "Maria Maria" was No. 14 of Best of the 2000s Hot 100.

Carlos Santana is ready for the ultimate riff: a memoir.

The Grammy-winning superstar has an agreement with Little, Brown and Co. to tell his life story. The publisher, a division of Hachette Book Group, announced Thursday that the book is scheduled for release in 2014. It doesn't yet have a title.

The 65-year-old Santana is expected to tell stories of such friends and peers as Miles Davis, Eric Clapton and Herbie Hancock. Little, Brown and Co. has a strong history of rock star memoirs: Two years ago, it published Keith Richard's "Life."

Santana has won 15 Grammys and is best known for the album "Supernatural," which has sold more than 25 million copies.


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