Lenny Kravitz Discusses Jay-Z & Drake Collaborations

Lenny Kravitz performs on Walmart Soundcheck

Lenny Kravitz did a 6-song live set and interview to support ‘Black and White America’ for Walmart Soundcheck. The 47-year-old performed ‘Black and White America’, ‘Cab Driver’, ‘Come On’, ‘Stand’, ‘Are You Gonna Go My Way’ and ‘Let Love Rule’.

During the interview, Lenny talked about how ‘Black and White America’ is “who I am”, how the title track is a rebuttal to those who want to go back in time regarding race, cutting the album in the Bahamas, how playing the music in Paris made it sound different – causing him to rework the album, collecting vintage gear, collaborating with Jay-Z and Drake, believing in music and the concept of the album, and more.

“I collaborated with Jay-Z on the album, he’s on a song called ‘Boongie Drop’,” Lenny explained, “and I also collaborated with Drake, who is on a track called ‘Sunflower’. These collaborations came by virtue of the music calling for it. I don’t collaborate or do things because oh, that would be cool, or this person’s hot right now. It’s about the music, and when I listen to the music, I hear what needs to happen. The music always dictates, it always tells me what to do, it always tells me the next instrument to play. When I was listening to these tunes back, I actually heard Jay’s voice, I heard Drake’s voice, and I made the phone calls and they were nice enough to contribute to the tracks.”

Watch it at soundcheck.walmart.com and check out more photos from the appearance below the cut. (more…)

Lenny Kravitz Returns To The UK

Lenny Kravitz is set to perform six nights in the UK as part of his Let Love Rule tour. The singer admitted “it’s been far too long” since his last visit. “I think it’s even better now,” the 20-year veteran said. “I feel like it’s grown. I feel better now than I ever have, so it ain’t slowin’ down, I’ll tell you that.” Watch the comments via YouTube below.

Lenny Kravitz ‘Dancin’ Til Dawn’ Video

Lenny Kravitz 'Dancin' Til Dawn' music video

Lenny Kravitz is out with the video to his new single ‘Dancin’ Til Dawn’, the third release off the New York City rock singer’s eighth studio album ‘It Is Time for a Love Revolution’, out now on Virgin Records. Watch it below.

Nissan Live Sets: Lenny Kravitz

Nissan Live Sets features a live concert and Q&A session with Lenny Kravitz, taped November 13th at the Fox lot on the Yahoo! Music stage. Watch performances of ‘Let Love Rule’, ‘Bring It On’, ‘Always On The Run’, ‘Where We Are Runnin?’, ‘Love Revolution’, ‘Mr. Cab Driver’, ‘Dig In’, and ‘Are You Gonna Go My Way’, and a two part Q&A session with fans, here.

On TV: Lenny Kravitz, Counting Crows

Counting Crows

Rock acts on television this week include:

Lenny Kravitz, who visits ‘Total Request Live’ on Monday and performs on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Thursday and ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Friday.

Counting Crows, who perform on ‘The Sauce’ on Tuesday.

‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’, ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’, ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’, and ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ musical guests aren’t being announced in advance during the writer’s strike.

Lenny Kravitz ‘I’ll Be Waiting’ Video

Lenny Kravitz 'I'll Be Waiting' music video

Lenny Kravitz is out with the video to his new single ‘I’ll Be Waiting’, the second release from the New York City rock artist’s forthcoming eighth studio album ‘It Is Time for a Love Revolution’, out February 5th on Virgin Records. Watch it below.

On TV: Kid Rock, Lenny Kravitz, Angels & Airwaves

Rock acts on television this week include:

Lifehouse, who perform on FOX’s ‘New Year’s Eve Live’ on Monday

Kid Rock, Good Charlotte and Paramore, who perform on MTV’s ‘Tila Tequila’s New Year’s Eve Masquerade 2008’ on Monday

OneRepublic and Plain White T’s, who perform on ABC’s ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2008′ on Monday

Lenny Kravitz, who performs on NBC’s ‘New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly’ on Monday

Angels & Airwaves, who perform on ESPN’s New Year’s Eve special ‘New Year No Limits’ on Monday

The late night shows return on Wednesday, with musical guests still TBD

2007 American Music Awards

Lenny Kravitz and Daughtry performed and Slash and Scott Weiland of Velvet Revolver presented at the 2007 American Music Awards on Sunday (November 18) at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Watch performances and highlights from YouTube. Check out pictures from WireImage.

Penelope Cruz Not Romancing Lenny Kravitz

The New York Daily News reports that people shouldn’t buy reports Penelope Cruz is hooking up with Lenny Kravitz. A spy said that the actress was at Kravitz’s place on April 28th, but she brought Josh Hartnett and the pair were “all over each other in front of [Kravitz] all night.”