This video is unlisted because the record labels have suddenly decided that youtube videos are killing the music business. Since some of those people read this site, let me tell you that repackaging an album that all the fans already bought with one new song on it; the incompetent record execs who know nothing about music and are concerned only with the bottom line, incompetent PR people who give out all the perks to the “major websites” and then write terrible or no content on the event; charging 10 dollars for digital files that cost you pennies or less to upload and not getting in bed with technology before you got out-geeked is what killed the music business.
With that being said, here’s an amazing performance by the always amazing Lenny Kravitz, that you can only see here on According2g.com! Thanks for your patronage. When we say exclusive on this site, we actually know the definition of the word, so we mean it!
August 31, 2011. “Are You Gonna Go My Way.” Terminal 5. New York. Lenny!
I don’t even know where to begin. I will start with saying that I’ve been a fan of Lenny Kravitz since his debut album “Let Love Rule” came out in 1989. Over the years, every time he released a new album, I listened to it on repeat for months. His music has meant so much to my life and I’ve always appreciated his positive lyrics and his seamless mixture of funk, rock and soul. I’ve had many milestones in my life with Lenny providing the soundtrack. For example, I remember leaving my college university for the last time while listening to the new (at that time) song “Fly Away” and it’s memories like this that I’ve held onto even though I am not the most sentimental person. I’ve seen him in concert many times since then Lenny Kravitz has also provided me one of the most memorable concert experiences I’ve ever had. I met him in Los Angeles when his album “Circus” was new. I asked Lenny before that concert if he ever played the album track “The Resurrection” because it was my favorite song on the album. Lenny advised that they didn’t really play it too often and that night, he opened the show with that song! I’ve been grateful about that moment 15 years on.
It’s been about a decade since I’ve met Lenny Kravitz and in that time, he went from being an indie star to an international rock star. I was beyond happy to see that Lenny is still really cool. To be perfectly honest, when Lenny was standing inches from me, all these great memories (and many more that are not mentioned here) came flooding into my head all at once and as you can see from the look on my face, it was a combination of ecstasy, gratefulness and disbelief. I cannot thank Lenny enough, both for this photo as well as all the joy he’s brought to my life. I know I speak on behalf of Lenny’s faithful legion of fans, so THANKS AGAIN LENNY!
The only thing better than Lenny Kravitz releasing a new album this week – “Black and White America” – is Lenny Kravitz releasing a new album this week AND playing a free show at New York’s Terminal 5 on August 31, 2011 to celebrate. The show was part of the Samsung Summer Krush concert series and it rocked! Lenny Kravitz looks and sounds amazing. He does not look like he’s aged a day since his career began in the late 80s and his voice sounds as great as ever. I’ve seen Lenny in concert a lot and I don’t think you can really leave one of his shows disappointed. His fans are great as they really seem to take the words “Let Love Rule” to heart and everyone is cool so it makes the concert-going experience even better. I ran into Grammy-nominated art director, my “Ultimate Prince” partner in crime and the man responsible for directing the exclusive videos that are posted on Lenny’s official site, Mathieu Bitton, at the concert and it looks like a lot of great footage will be gained on Lenny Kravitz’ upcoming European tour.
Lenny opened the show with my favorite track off “Black and White America,” the extremely funky “Come On Get It.” The hits kept on coming after that with “It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over” and “Mr. Cab Driver.” Before the end of the night, “American Woman,” “Fly Away” and “Are You Gonna Go My Way” were played and the audience lost their minds! No show would be complete without Lenny spreading the love during “Let Love Rule” as the audience participated in a chills inducing sing-a-long and Lenny Kravitz also walked into the crowd. That ruled!