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Big honor for Santana, Billy Joel

Last year, the surviving members of Led Zeppelin were among those receiving Kennedy Center honors in Washington, D.C.  The new honoroees are almost as cool.

The John Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced that Billy Joel and Carlos Santana will be getting award, along with musician Herbie Hancock, actress Shirley MacLaine, and opera star Martina Arroyo.

Okay, I admit that Billy Joel isn't really cool..and his personality may have some glitches, but he did make some really great records in the 1970s. And Carlos Santana's legend started at Woodstock and kept right on going through the 1990s, and that album that sold eleventy million copies, "Supernatural."

The honor for Santana comes at an interesting time, as it was just announced that he's getting back together with some of his original band members to do some recording. That includes a couple of guys who went on to form Journey, Greg Rolie and Neil Schon.

The awards ceremony happens Dec. 8, to be broadcast Dec. 29 on CBS.

Find out more about the Kennedy Center Honors adn this year's honorees here.



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