Category Archives: Rock

Throwback: Lenny Kravitz-Let Love Rule

Let Love Rule”  is the title track and first single from Lenny Kravitz’s 1989 debut album. Kravitz’s bohemian style and Beatles influence ensured a sound, unlike the mainstream rock world. Lisa Bonet, who was married to Kravitz, directed and appeared in the Summer Of Love-looking visual that received an MTV Video Music Award nomination for Best New Artist. In 2009, Let Love Rule was remastered and the deluxe 20th-anniversary edition was released with bonus tracks and 12 live songs. Let Love Rule is one of the most memorable first albums from a new artist. At the time, Kravitz was more famous for being married to Bonet because of her Cosby show fame but Let Love Rule made the public realize he was much more than a famous woman’s husband. Kravitz’s sound grew through the years but his personal axis of funk, rock and soul was established from the beginning. In September 2018, Kravitz will see the release of his 11th studio album Raise Vibration

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Media Questions Of The Week

 

Will the feminist group  Ultraviolet get their wish and have Nelly, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chris Brown, Steven Tyler, Ted Nugent, Don Henley, Tekashi6ix9ine and Eminem removed from Spotify’s playlists? 

Did Meek Mill miss out on a good opportunity by canceling his meeting with President Trump for a prison reform summit at the White House? 

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Lenny Kravitz Wants A Better World In Video For It’s Enough

Lenny Kravitz puts the world’s problems on trial in his video for “It’s Enough.” Racism, women’s rights, religious prejudice and police brutality is represented in footage of the people’s struggles from around the globe. Kravitz’s upcoming album, Raise Vibration has a direct message about his feelings on the way the world needs to evolve. He streamed the video for “It’s Enough” live on Facebook and said this about it:

“People are standing up I’ve had enough of racism. I’ve had enough of war. I’ve had enough of the destruction of the environment and the greed and dishonesty of world leaders. We’ve got to get back on track toward moving forward through higher understanding.”

Raise Vibration is Kravitz’s 11th studio and it will officially be released on September 9th but is available for pre-order. 

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Fantastic Negrito: The Duffler (Audio)

 Fantastic Negrito’s blues resurgence is charming, funny and aware all at the same time. The Oakland native is getting ready for the release of his sophomore set Please Don’t Be Dead next month. “The Duffler” is a funky rock and roll song about trying to get past despair. It is the second single coming after “Plastic Hamburgers” and both songs reflect Negrito’s consistent focus on highlighting issues with raw truth. Pre-order Please Don’t Be Dead and catch Fantastic Negrito on tour this summer. 

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Brittany Howard & Questlove Perform At RRHOF Tribute To Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Alabama Shakes vocalist Brittany Howard and Questlove took part in the tribute to Sister Rosetta Tharpe at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Tharpe was posthumously inducted with the Award for Early Influence because of her pioneering contributions to rock and roll. Howard performed “That’s All” which Tharpe recorded twice and was a permanent song on her touring setlist. The induction is the first time Tharpe has received major recognition even though she is called the Godmother Of Rock and Roll because her work came before Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash and Little Richard who she actually put on stage for his first time. 

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