Security concerns nearly canceled the July 7 Live Earth concert in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. So Lenny Kravitz fans around the world no doubt breathed sighs of relief when the soulful rock star took the stage. Others, meanwhile, were scratching their heads: Where on our greenhouse-ravaged planet has the 43-year-old Kravitz been for the past three years? For one thing, he was recording his take on John Lennon’s ”Cold Turkey,” found on last month’s charity release Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur. (”I used to cover the song back on my first tour,” says Kravitz. ”I love the groove, how [Lennon] expressed the pain.”) But the biggest chunk of his time was spent in his Miami and Bahamas studios working on a double-disc album, his first since 2004’s tepidly received Baptism. ”This one’s all over the place,” notes Kravitz, adding that he hopes to release it by the end of the year. ”It’s rock & roll, it’s funk. It’s slow, it’s fast. It’s hard, it’s soft.” Whew! Anything else? ”There’s jazz. There’s reggae.” At least one thing remains constant: Kravitz’s Age of Aquarius idealism. ”The title of the new album,” he says, ”is It Is Time for a Love Revolution.” </p<
Posted July 13 2007 — 12:00 AM EDT
- Nicki Minaj's Miley Cyrus VMAs moment were not staged
- Justin Bieber releases music video for 'What Do You Mean?'
- Justin Bieber cries after MTV VMAs performance
- Kanye West is having the best time at the MTV VMAs
- MTV just debuted a new trailer for 'The Shannara Chronicles'
- Demi Lovato performs 'Cool For The Summer' with Iggy Azalea at VMAs
- 'Fear the Walking Dead' star Kim Dickens on the moment that 'destroyed' Madison
- 16 TV characters who stuck around longer than expected
- Behind Lady Gaga's killer look in 'American Horror Story: Hotel'
- 'American Horror Story: Hotel' First Look: 11 EW exclusive photos
- 17 photos of people you forgot hung out at the VMAs
- 24 Movies With Great Opening Scenes
- Khloé & Kris, Elsa & Chris, Rihanna and More!