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  • -Lenny, oh!

  • -What's happening, man? What's happening?

  • Good to see you.

  • -You look good, buddy.

  • -You look great. -Thank you, pal.

  • Before we get into the book,

  • which I love, I have a thousand questions.

  • Halloween is almost upon us and I've already --

  • we've already gotten pictures that people sent

  • of kids dressing up as you for Halloween.

  • It's a very popular costume. Do you know that?

  • -I've seen it. I've seen it.

  • -This one here, though, is my favorite.

  • Look at this one.

  • [ Laughter ].

  • -He got the plastic bag, so he got it all.

  • -He's got the bodega bag, yeah. I just love it.

  • I thought that was so funny and so cute.

  • I want to talk about your book, "Let Love Rule."

  • It documents the first 25 years of your life.

  • You do some of the fun stories,

  • but also some hard-hitting stories.

  • Was it therapeutic for you to write this?

  • -Extremely, and I found that, while I was writing this book,

  • I was healed of so many things in my past,

  • especially when it comes to the relationship

  • between myself and my father.

  • We had a very -- we had a very challenging relationship.

  • Although we loved each other very much,

  • but we, you know, we had our challenges.

  • And, in writing the book, I was able to step back

  • and see people, and my father, like characters.

  • And I was able to really have a clear look

  • at my father for the first time

  • and I saw him as a man just trying to get

  • through this life experience with what he had

  • and it was -- it was really healing

  • and I fell in love with my father all over again

  • through writing this book.

  • -You're very humble in this book.

  • Because, when you just look at it, you go,

  • "Dude, it's Lenny Kravitz. You're an icon."

  • You're a stud, you're talented, you can play, you can write.

  • But in this, you go like

  • you're growing up and you have different phases

  • of singing and who you want to be.

  • But then you're like, "Oh, I love Prince.

  • I love David Bowie

  • -Mm-hmm. -and, you know, Dylan."

  • And then, you end up touring with a lot of these people.

  • -Yeah. My very first tour was Tom petty.

  • He took me on an American tour, playing arenas.

  • And then, Bob Dylan took me on tour.

  • And then, David Bowie.

  • Yeah, I opened for David Bowie at Dodger Stadium.

  • -Oh, my God. -This is all during my first album.

  • It was magical. -Wow!

  • What do you remember? I mean, last time, I think,

  • you were on our show, you brought a harmonica

  • that was Bob Dylan's harmonica

  • and you let me play it, which was --

  • I'll never forget. -That's right.

  • That's right. -I'll never forget it, buddy.

  • What was Bob like when you played with Bob Dylan?

  • -Bob was great, man, you know.

  • He had an interest in me, you know.

  • We played at a festival together

  • somewhere in Europe when we first met

  • and he kept telling people,

  • I want to meet that Black Jewish kid."

  • -[ Laughs ] -So he came --

  • Actually, I went to his dressing room

  • and he invites me to go on this tour and it was amazing and --

  • Except, one night,

  • he called me to come out to do "Maggie's Farm."

  • And he's like, "Come out. Come out."

  • And I didn't know the words.

  • Like, you know, I know some of the words,

  • but I didn't know the words...

  • -Yeah. -...so I kind of mumbled

  • -through it, which I guess, kind of,

  • is the gig anyway, right? So.

  • -And it's Bob Dylan, so you probably were going like,

  • "This is crazy. I'm jamming with Bob

  • on 'Maggie's Farm.'"

  • That's the one he wanted you out there for.

  • -That's the one. That's the one.

  • -I love the book. Again,

  • who did you think this book is for?

  • -I think, you know, the thing that I've been hearing a lot of,

  • which I'm happy about is,

  • you know, it shows people that

  • you really have to find your lane, your destiny,

  • and to also stick to your dreams

  • and to your thought process of how you think you should be.

  • You know, I was offered so many record deals and opportunities

  • and there were a lot of open doors to me,

  • but, just because you have open doors in your life

  • doesn't mean that you have to walk through them, you know.

  • Some are just to look into. -Yeah.

  • -And, you know, for me, it wasn't about money or fame.

  • I turned down many deals, as you --

  • as you can read in the book, because they wanted to change

  • my vibe, my expression, my whole thing,

  • and I waited until I actually found my sound

  • and was able to, you know, sign with a label

  • who was willing to allow me that and to allow me to develop.

  • -That must be so hard -- -So, you know, it's all about --

  • it's all about that journey of finding your voice,

  • whatever that means, in whatever field in your life.

  • -The book is called "Let Love Rule."

  • It's available now.

  • Everyone, pick it up.

  • It's fantastic.

  • Lenny Kravitz, we love you, buddy.

  • Come back whenever, whenever, whenever.

  • Hopefully, I get to see you in person.

  • -I love you, Jim. Take care, man. -I love you.

-Lenny, oh!

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Lenny Kravitz Performed with Bob Dylan Without Knowing the Lyrics

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/23
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