See also: Our review of Maná at Staples Center
Clearly deserving of Guitar Center's highest honor and Sunset Strip's only notable award, their handprints joined those of Van Halen, Johnny Cash, The Doobie Brothers, Jimi Hendrix, KISS, Les Paul, John Lee Hooker and their idol Carlos Santana, among others in front of the instrument chain's flagship store.Introduced by legendary L.A. DJ Jim Ladd and Mico Olmos, son of Edward James Olmos, the induction ceremony, hand planting and Q & A was conducted almost entirely in Spanish (and why would we have expected anything different?). We can only provide a gabacho-matic version of all that went down -- since our Spanish language skills are, um, not great.
Families, journalists and a handful of fans crammed into Guitar Center's showroom to watch singer Fher Olvera, drummer Alex González, guitarist Sergio Vallín, and bassist Juan Calleros all press their palms into gooey black concrete and mug for the cameras.
The outspoken González, when asked for one comment in Ingles, said, "We've recorded a lot of our albums here in L.A., so for us to be here, putting our hands in cement alongside some of the most amazing musicians that have walked the face of the earth, it's such a humbling honor. If we can inspire future Latin musicians to achieve what Maná has done and they can have their hands in cement in the walk of fame, that would be a tremendous accomplishment for us."