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You’ve been around for 12 years now Lenny, are you nearly over it?
No way man, I love this shit (laughs).What else am I going to do, paint houses?
Do you think there could be a Lenny Kravitz without Jimi Hendrix?
No, probably not, those kinds of people paved the way, you had Jimi Hendrix, you had Sly and the Family Stone, you had Prince, we all paved the way for each other. Some people say I ripped off Jimi, it’s probably part true, but you know, Jimi was the man.
Do you think Hendrix would’ve let you play in his band?
You never know, you never know how people are, maybe he would’ve hated me, but I think we would’ve gotten on very well. It would’ve been so cool to hang with him.
Do you think he may have worried you would’ve gotten all the women?
From Jimi, yeah right, Jimi got the women man, I think he would’ve put me to shame (laughs).
What’s your ultimate band line-up?
Oh God, that’s hard, it would be really cool if I could clone myself and play live because what I do on record obviously I never hear live. Actually the way things are going now I might be able to do that in a few years.
Are American women the sexiest women on earth?
Umm, hmmm, that’s a hard one, I mean there are beautiful women everywhere. To tell you the truth, you’re from Australia right? There are some very beautiful women down there man, you’re lucky.
Speaking of which and sorry to pry, but is it true you were with our Nat, Natalie Imbruglia?
Oh, it was true, it wasn’t terribly long, but it was true. She was a great girl, a good Australian.
Have you ever seen an episode of Neighbours with our Nat in it? Neighbours?
Yeah, you know, the cheesy soapie that used to have Kylie Minogue and Natalie in it?
Oh yeah, I know Neighbours. No I haven’t, but there you go man, Kylie Minogue is another beautiful Australian woman, keep them coming (laughs).
So you have sampled some Australian women?
Uhh, yeah (laughs).
Does a woman have to look like a supermodel to have a chance with Lenny Kravitz?
No (laughs), no, no, no, don’t believe that (laughs).
Would a good mother let her daughter go out with Lenny Kravitz?
Yeah, I’m mellow man. If the mother met me and talked to me she’d be cool, I’m a nice guy man, you know what I’m saying. I’m not an asshole.
You’ve been with some of the most beautiful women on the planet, are you a personality guy and their looks were just incidental?
I mean, I love beauty in everything, not just women, in art, in the beauty of the world, music, I love beautiful things. But I mean for a woman, I mean, yeah I love beautiful women and that’s all what I think is beautiful, you may not think it is.
Oh what, like Heather Graham and Lisa Bonet, oh no, I think we’re on the same wavelength Lenny…
Yeah, okay man (laughs). But it’s all about spirit really, that has to come first. A lot of guys don’t mind, they just want the package, but for me it’s about the inside.
So it was just a coincidence they all have amazing outsides?
Yeah, maybe (laughs).
Who do you think is the ultimate American woman?
Phew, that’s a hard one, shit.
No fucken way (laughs), oh please. As far as what man?
Just pure sex appeal, like maybe Heather Graham?
I think Julia Roberts is really incredible, really smart and really, really sexy man and I know her so I can say it, all right (laughs).
When are you coming out to Australia to look at our women again?
I’m not touring till (autumn) but I will come down your way.
Have you been to Australia before?
Yes sir, I loved the place, I loved it man, I thought it was one of the most beautiful places. I went from Sydney to Perth, I took a camper and went all the way across the country and I hung out with the aboriginals and went out into the wilderness and fed wild fucken animals. I can’t wait to come back.
Lenny Kravitz’s new album Lenny is out October 8 through Virgin Records.