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I wouldn’t play together with someone who likes to control everything like me.
– Lenny Kravitz
If I had to associate myself with one song, it would probably be Let Love Rule. It’s so simple and to the point. It speaks for itself.
People see my photos and think I labor over my image and I’m this cool, brooding artist. But I’m just having fun with it.
You’re never promised your next breath.
I don’t think about the styles. I write whatever comes out and I use whatever kind of instrumentation works for those songs.
A dramatic thing, the first time you stand up to your dad.
I couldn’t tell you what I am going to do next ’cause I have no idea, but I am open to anything.
That’s a big gift when people say to you that a song helped them or brought them to some place in their life where they needed to be.
There are so many people that don’t believe in themselves and don’t have faith.
People always accuse me of being motivational in a way, like it was a bad thing, but that’s just how I was raised. My mom raised me in a positive environment, with lots of love in my heart, and that reflects in my music.
It’s a trip to have a Greatest Hits record. It’s a trip.
I knew Slash in high school, but not very well. Just knew him as this kid that used to hang out in the hallway. Pretty much looked then the way he does now.
They think I’m being serious when actually I’m a very big clown. But you have to know me to see that. I’m constantly cracking up and cracking everybody else around me up.
I have a great time with my band and on the stage we get along well.
Every night is different, you never know what it’s going to be like. I remember every night. I don’t like to compare them.
It’s very important to vote. People died for this right.
I was taught by my grandfather that anything that your mind can conceive, you can have. It’s a reality.
I’ve woken up from dreams and the whole song is there. I’m listening to it in my dreams. I consciously have to wake myself up and get a tape recorder because I hear it like a record.
I’m more hungry now than I was 11 years ago. Which is great because I see a lot of artists that have been out for a long period of time. They get kind of fat.
I never sit down to write. When I’m moved, I do it. I just wait for it to come. You just hear it. I can’t really describe writing. It’s in my head.
I just need to know that I did the very best I could and that I was true to myself.
You can be around 100 people and be completely alone. People don’t realize what it’s really like.
Confusion makes people uncomfortable. They can’t put their finger on me.
I wasn’t the kind of person that liked waiting for autographs or following them, I just liked to go to the shows, study their records, driving many, many hours to different states to go to concerts.
God gave me the gift to be able to play instruments and I have to play.
My dream is to become a farmer. Just a Bohemian guy pulling up his own sweet potatoes for dinner.
There’s definitely an old school element to my music, but I also think it’s modern.
We’re getting so pulled in by computers and technology, and our kids have their face in the computers all day. The human relationship is being diminished by this.
God forbid you sing about love. It’s a lost concept.
The story that I wanna tell is pretty much about the way I grew up. Being bi-racial, growing up in a big city and being an artist.