Santana Character Takes the Stage in Guitar Hero 5

Want to shred the guitar like Carlos Santana? Good luck! The legendary Mexican musician has been perfecting his supernatural finger work and Afro-Latin rock fusion for over 40 years. You can either put in the time…. or buy Guitar Hero 5 when it comes out this fall. Yes, the latest edition of the popular video game franchise features the hall of famer as a playable character, dressed in a groovy 70’s-style shirt and his signature fedora. I’m not much into PlayStation (or any other console for that matter), but I wouldn’t mind rocking out with the Grammy Award–winning guitarist. Players can join in on the drums, bass, vocals or guitar for a performance of the oldie “No One to Depend On” from his 1972 self-titled album, Santana. Other artists on board include Johnny Cash, Kurt Cobain and Shirley Manson. Here’s a trailer of our favorite virtual “Guitar Hero” on stage:


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Grace Bastidas, Deputy Editor

Born and raised in Queens, New York, where more languages are spoken than anywhere in the world, Grace Bastidas is Latina’s Deputy Editor. She oversees lifestyle content, including topics as diverse as career, health and relationships, and occasionally writes about her own experiences in The Good Life section. As a writer, Grace’s work has appeared in The New York TimesNew York magazine, The Wall Street Journal and Travel + Leisure. She is fluent in Spanish.

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