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Lenny Kravitz on Bob Marley: "He Was Hardcore With His Love" • Boomshots
The Last Living Rock Star Remembers The King of Reggae—And Reveals Why He Cut His Locks Kids nowadays probably know Lenny Kravitz as that dude in The Hunger Games flicks, but the fact is that he’s one of the last great rock stars walking the planet. When he first came out, shredding his Les Paul and flashing his dreadlocks, haters used to call him a Bob Marley wannabe. But the fact is Lenny had more in common with the Tuff Gong than a hairstyle. The offspring of a black mom and a Jewish dad, he grew up between a Caribbean island (Bahamas, not Jamaica) and the U.S. Although Bob spent less time in Delaware than Lenny did in NYC, the island vibe is a party of his musical identity. Kravitz will rock Webster Hall tonight as part of his Strut tour, so this seemed as good time a time as any to hold a likkle reasoning. Interview After The Jump… (Via Mass Appeal) People forget about your island life. Obviously you came out with the dreadlocks, but your music was very rock & roll. How much time did you spend in the Bahamas growing up and how did that shape …