Drfunkenberry.com
15Apr
2010
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Video~Lenny Kravitz “Life Ain’t Never Been Better Than It Is Now”

This is video of Lenny Kravitz recording in the Bahamas "Life Ain't Never Been Better Than It Is Now" from his upcoming CD.

The CD is tenetively titled "Negrophilia" and is scheduled for release later this year.  Lenny has been recording like crazy for the past 2 weeks to get things done.

Thanks to CandyTman for filming this.  Tre cool and tre funky.-Dr.FB

22Feb
2010
11

Lenny Kravitz Is Still A Straight Cold Player!

Lenny Kravitz on the cover of Mix Magazine, March 2010
Lenny Kravitz on the cover of Mix Magazine, March 2010

Lenny Kravitz on the cover of Mix Magazine, March 2010

Lenny Kravitz celebrated the 20th anniversary of "Let Love Rule" with a 2CD deluxe edition of the album, filled with unreleased material and a fantastic live show from 1990, as well as a completely sold out world tour. Since then, he has been recording and finishing his long awaited "Funk" album "Negrophillia" in his studio in the Bahamas.  All along the way, he has been bringing his fans along for the ride. LIKE NEVER or ANYONE BEFORE!

Kravitz uses the Internet in a unique way to correspond with his fans directly.  Not in the whole "hey guys, what you have dinner" rhetoric you get when following a Kardashian on Twitter but with the posting of a photo of him in the studio recording and released minutes after it is shot or a video of him creating a song or just chilling in the Bahamas with family and friends. 

He uses his Twitter and Facebook accounts for that purpose andhas an outstanding 1.6 million people following him on Twitter in less than a year with no project to promote at the time.  1.6 million??  With no radio play or real media attention?  See, Lenny understands the new technology of interactions with fans like no other artist.  Get the music and news straight to the fans and they will find a way to get it. A short "making of" film of the song "Super Love" has already created a huge buzz online. The video was posted the same night the song was recorded, completely unprecedented and proving the love Lenny has for his fans. This has made "Negrophilia" the most anticipated album of 2010 amongst music fans, critics and Internet users all over the globe.

There was a classic video of Lenny getting lost on his way to an Atlantic City performance entitled "Lost In Borgota" that was filmed by Mathieu Bitton on his iPhone that other artists may have been embarrassed about but Lenny took you on that adventure.  That moment captured by Bitton was a stroke of creative genius and started the now fan-favorite series of short films by Bitton. "We were in the elevator filming a 30 second twitter shout out about the show when we suddenly realized we were lost and no one was coming to get Lenny to bring him to the venue" says Bitton. "Lenny just looked at me and said "Take out your phone and film, this is some ridiculous Spinal Tap shit and we gotta share it with the people." The rest is history. The movie ended up on MSNBC and CNN worldwide and was the most talked about online film that week.

When a snippet of the unreleased Michael Jackson track "Another Day" written and produced by Lenny was leaked on a mix tape that R.Kelly put out, Lenny, within hours of the leak, recorded a video statement via Twitter about his frustration with the song being released in that manner and wanting to get a proper version out to the fans.  This became his most watched and re-tweeted post to date. We hear Lenny spent most of that same night mixing and finishing the track and is hoping for a release by Sony this year. Sony stepped in to remove the unreleased version off any web site carrying it. 

With Lenny's new CD coming out this fall, his 1.6+ million Twitter followers are sure to grow along with many artists trying to use the LK way of new promotion in this digital and Twitter age. 20 years into the game, Lenny is way ahead of the curve and is schooling younger artists on self-marketing in the new age of online marketing. "What I love about Lenny's usage of this medium is that he does it all with the fans in mind. He doesn't ever want to over saturate them or give them unnecessary information. Everything has to be up to his standard of class," adds Bitton. "I am witnessing the making of Lenny's greatest album yet, the one he was born to make and am so proud to be here to help bring it to the REAL people. The fact that Lenny is embracing this new technology is sure to help the album reach more fans and make more new fans than ever before."

For a peak inside Lenny's studio Gregory Town Sound in the Bahamas, pick up a copy of Mix Magazine out this friday. Lenny is featured on the cover above.

Also, Lenny is headed to Los Angeles to attend the NAACP Image Awards where he is nominated for bestsupporting actor in Precious and then the Oscars where the film has 6 noms.

If you've been missing out on Lenny's adventures, be sure to follow Lenny Kravitz on Twitter. You just never know where he'll take you.-Dr.FB

P.S. - While you're at it, follow Drfunkenberry on Twitter too.

9Dec
2009
5

Lenny Kravitz Recording “Super Love” In The Studio

Here is video of Lenny Kravitz just released in the recording studio.   This footage is from yesterday so it is very current and is a work in progress.

He is in the recording studio laying down the track entitled "Super Love" which will be from his upcoming CD Negrophilia and the video was taken from the recording process a day after writing it. The audio and video is choppy on purpose so there will not be a clean copy out til the CD is out. 

Lenny is recording the track in his falsetto voice as well which adds a different element to it. The video was filmed by Mathieu Bitton and I am told it will not be up there too long so you may want to watch it a few times.

I think it is hella cool that Lenny let filming happen in the studio and gives us a look at his recording process.  Check it out.-Dr.FB

7Dec
2009
4

Exclusive! Lenny Kravitz Denies Aerosmith Rumors

Lenny Kravitz In Recording Studio.  Photo: http://twitpic.com/siikx
Lenny Kravitz In Recording Studio.  Photo: http://twitpic.com/siikx

Lenny Kravitz In Recording Studio. Photo: by Mathieu Bitton http://twitpic.com/siikx

Former Geffen Records John Kalodner wants Lenny Kravitz to front Aerosmith if Steven Tyler does not come back to record with Joe Perry when they want them to.

Well, me being the nosey little blogger I am, I sent word to Lenny's camp if  he wanted to issue a statement about these Aerosmith rumors and being the cool cat Lenny is, he responded.

"As much as I am flattered that Aerosmith's camp would consider me to front the band, Steven Tyler is a family friend, and no voice could ever take the place of his. I hope the band stays together. They are classic."- Lenny Kravitz

And there you have it. Here is a  photo of Lenny Kravitz in the studio in the Bahamas recording his new CD Negrophilla at 2:56 A.M. over there.-Dr.FB

22Nov
2009
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Lenny Kravitz In The Bahamas

Lenny Kravitz is chilling in the Bahamas and will be there for the next 3 months as he finishes his CD Negrophilia we told you about first a few months back.

Hey Lenny! Would you like some fish with your salt?

Enjoy the video provided by Mathieu Bitton/candytangerine.com. -Dr.FB

7Oct
2009
12

Lenny Kravitz New Album Title Revealed!

Lenny Kravitz Boston Poster; Image Provided By Mathieu Bitton
Lenny Kravitz Boston Poster; Image Provided By Mathieu Bitton

Lenny Kravitz Boston Poster; poster design by Mathieu Bitton/candytangerine.com

Lenny Kravitz will be dropping his new studio CD on us shortly and we hear it is as funky as funky can be and that has me very excited.

The new CD, which is titled "Negrophilia" and there will be a lot of first for Lenny on this project. I am sworn to secrecy but you just know I am trying my hardest to get a little sample of some of the tracks to play for you.

In the meantime in between time, enjoy this exclusive poster image shared by our friend of Lenny's upcoming show in Boston.

Also, don't forget to watch Jimmy Fallon Thursday night to see Lenny kill it.-Dr.FB