Rock guitarist Carlos Santana might be the next victim of Bieber Fever, telling his Facebook followers he is open to sharing a mic with the pop sensation.
Santana's willingness to work with other artists should come as no surprise to fans, though. His 1999 album "Supernatural" featured numerous collaborations, including the hit song "Smooth" which featured Rob Thomas. The widely successful album ended up spending 12 weeks as the nations top selling album reports the LA Times.
Still, Santana took to Facebook to "crystallize and correct" the New Delhi, India, press after he was misquoted regarding his interest in working with artists like Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber says Noise11.com.
Dnaindia.com quoted Santana as saying "collaborations should only happen between two people who compliment each other. I cannot go ahead and collaborate with Lady Gaga or Justin Bieber. I have always maintained that."
Following the publishing of the interview, Santana posted a correction, saying he was actually celebrating the ease of working with other artists.
"My accurate statement was ‘By the grace of GOD, it is not impossible to collaborate (share music) with Mr. Andrea Bocelli, Lady Gaga or Justin Bieber. It’s a matter of the right song and some willingness. I hold my sister and two brothers in the same light and I am grateful that nothing is out of the realm of possibility.' Peace."
Santana traveled to India to perform at the Formula One Rocks concert. He shared his excitement about the trip with the concert crowd saying the visit to India "is like connect icing to the light. We are very honored to be here."
Santana released his most recent album "Shape Shifter"in May. The disc debuted at the number 16 spot on the Billboard 200 chart. He also began a two-year residency at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas in May.