The guitar wizard just released his first Christmas CD, SantaMental, and while its mostly instrumental, Lukather decided to sample Davis voice for a rendition of Jingle Bells.
Lukather has been a lifelong Sammy fan and even owns the entertainers golf clubs so he made sure to check with the entertainers estate to ensure they felt he could do justice to the song.
As he puts it, Its like a Vegas version of me and him singing together. I tried to be true to his spirit.
Lukather is happy with the final result and feels that if Sammy were still alive wed be hanging out together.
Meanwhile, the Candy Man isnt the only musician who helped out on SantaMental. Lukather also called in favors with Steve Vai, Slash and convinced Eddie Van Halen to duet on Joy To The World.
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