Thursday, December 8, 2011

VIDEO: Lenny Kravitz rocks X Factor

Back from his European tour in support of “Black & White America,” Lenny Kravitz stopped by The X Factor on Thursday night to show ‘em how it’s done.

Kravitz performed a double-shot of sorts, featuring abbreviated versions of “Rock Star City Life” from the new project and his classic, “Are You Gonna Go My Way.”

Last week, Lenny made headlines when he was made an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters by French culture minister Frederic Mitterrand at a ceremony in Paris. While presenting the honor, one of France's highest cultural awards, Mitterrand told the rocker that he had "freed [himself] of the barriers between black and white sound."

Rolling Stone reports that upon accepting the award, Kravitz noted that he had one of his first big breaks at the Trans Musicales festival in France back in 1989.

He said the country believed in his music when he felt misunderstood in his native United States: "In my early days, it didn't work at all in the United States, but that night triggered everything, as if all the good energy was concentrated here."

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Lenny Kravitz – Rock Star City Life / Are You Gonna Go My Way
The X Factor – December 8, 2011

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