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Lenny Kravitz: Come in, sit down, skin up…

Profile and Interview by Mat Snow, Q, March 1993

Enter, why don't you, Lenny Kravitz's psychedelically appointed freak pad, where herbular smells prevail, outdoor footwear is outlawed and co-habitees number willowy blondes and cantankerous ...

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Lenny Kravitz (1990)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages audio, 24 May 1990

Lenny on being away from home, his family background, the truth about the '60s copyist accusations, Prince, his band, and his Romeo Blue persona

File format: mp3; file size: 47.4meg, interview length: 49' 20" sound quality: ***

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Lenny Kravitz: Let Love Rule

Review by Mat Snow, Q, December 1989

AS DEBUT LP titles go, Introducing The Hardline According To Terence Trent D'Arby is a mouthful, but a memorable mouthful. ...

Lenny Kravitz: All You Need Is Love

Interview by Ian Gittins, Melody Maker, 19 May 1990

Lenny Kravitz is well on his way to becoming an international rock superstar. But is he really anything more than a hippy throwback with a ...

Lenny Kravitz: Giving Peace A Chance

Interview by Paul Elliott, Sounds, 19 May 1990

Lenny Kravitz might not be the new Hendrix, but he'd play the shit out of Jimi's guitar given the chance. Paul Elliott hears the feedback. ...

Lenny Kravitz: Fancy Seeing You Here!

Interview by Robert Sandall, Q, April 1991

"OH MAN, people are always hitting me with this retro thing. And they're all missing the point. A lot of bands now are being psychedelic ...

Lenny Kravitz: Lenny Be Me

Interview by Bruce Dessau, Vox, April 1991

Lenny Kravitz doesn't want an image. It's music that matters. He'd rather be in a studio and miserable than outside having fun. Bruce Dessau tracked ...

Lenny Kravitz: Mama Said

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, May 1991

LAST YEAR'S HANDS-DOWN winner in the specialist category of best debut album by a dreadlocked Russo-Jewish Bahamian-American, Lenny Kravitz has since gone global, being taken ...

Lenny Kravitz finds his groove

Interview by Chris Heath, Details, March 1993

The child of Jimi Hendrix, James Brown and Bob Marley, Lenny Kravitz is creating the rock/soul groove of the '90s. Before releasing his new record, ...

Jellyfish: Spilt Milk/Lenny Kravitz: Are You Gonna Go My Way (Virgin)

Review by Eric Weisbard, Spin, April 1993

"DO YOU like Queen?" asks my editor. "I hope not." ...

Back to the future — Lenny Kravitz, Lena Fiagbe: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 29 June 1993

Lenny Kravitz brings a dash of sixties to the nineties at the Brixton Academy ...

Lenny Kravitz's Freedom Train

Report and Interview by Simon Witter, Sky, December 1993

Lenny Kravitz's Universal Love Tour is coming your way. So are iguanas, ritual white sage burning and Spodie the Plant Dancer. Simon Witter catches the ...

Pop View: The Perils of Loving Old Records Too Much

Comment by Simon Reynolds, The New York Times, 5 December 1993

TODAY'S ALTERNATIVE rock suffers from a strange kind of nostalgia — a yearning for a golden age that one never personally experienced. There's a term ...

Lenny Kravitz: Circus (Virgin/All formats)

Review by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, 9 September 1995


Lenny Kravitz: Circus

Review by Mark Kemp, Rolling Stone, 21 September 1995

IN THE TITLE TRACK of Lenny Kravitz's new album, the singer struggles with the dictates of reality that come to bear on fantasy. "Welcome to ...

Lenny Kravitz's Record Collection

Interview by Robert Sandall, Q, November 1995

LENNY KRAVITZ'S record collection is, mostly, in his new house in New Orleans, not far from the pair of Jimi Hendrix's purple flares which he ...

Flower Of Power: Lenny Kravitz's 5

Review by Miles Marshall Lewis, L.A. Weekly, June 1998

'ROUND MIDNIGHT on December 20, 1989, at The World in downtown Manhattan's Alphabet City, Terence Trent D'Arby trooped back onstage to perform an obligatory encore ...

Lenny Kravitz: 'Don't Call Me A Sex Symbol'

Interview by Precious Williams, The Evening Standard, 27 November 2000

LENNY KRAVITZ is late. His "people" (a personal chef, band manager, tour manager, personal manager, publicists, fixers, press officers and assorted attractive but apparently purposeless ...

A Man Called Sex

Live Review by Richard English, Rock's Backpages, 28 June 2002

Lenny Kravitz: Wembley Arena, 17th June ...

Lenny Kravitz: Express yourself

Interview by Amy Linden, XXL, July 2004

Hip-hop's favorite rock guitarist shows us his soul. ...

Lenny Kravitz: Justifying his lack of love

Report by Sophie Heawood, The Times, 25 January 2008

THERE ARE DRY PATCHES, there are droughts, and then there are deserts — and it seems that Lenny Kravitz is living through his own personal ...

Lenny Kravitz

Interview by Chris Heath, Daily Telegraph, 16 June 2009

No one nailed the rock idol act like Lenny Kravitz. Love god, guitar hero, wild thing, he lived the life — multiple women, homes and ...

Lenny Kravitz: Roundhouse, London

Live Review by Stephen Dalton, The Times, 30 September 2014

LENNY KRAVITZ's iTunes Festival show, a packed and sweltering affair, was effectively the launch party for his new album Strut, which is big on raunchy ...


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