Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Lenny Kravitz a 'self-taught musician'

Rock star Lenny Kravitz has revealed that he taught himself how to play music as a child.

Lenny Kravitz playign a Gibson Les Paul
Buy musical instruments now!
br /> The multi-instrumentalist suggested to the Birmingham Post this week that he received little instrumental instruction when growing up and mostly learned on his own.

"I was pretty much self-taught when it came to music," he remarked. "My father gave me an acoustic guitar when I was nine and I'd practice on my parents' piano as well."

He explained that music first fired his imagination at the age of six when he saw The Jackson Five in concert.

The event made him want to become a drummer, but without a drum kit in his apartment he made do with playing his mother's pots and pans.

Kravitz released a special deluxe version of his 1989 debut album Let Love Rule at the end of last month. He is currently on a tour of Europe, with ex-Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell supporting him on all 12 of his gigs in France.

Save money on Electronic Drum Kits today.ADNFCR-2133-ID-19162595-ADNFCR

Posted on 11 May 2009 13:53 to category : Band / Celebrity News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Through a collaboration with Martin, Sheeran's latest signature model features artwork from his latest album '÷' and has been built to his exact specifications.

25 Apr 2017 17:08
thumbnail

An icon who helped propel the rock 'n' roll movement to new and unprecedented heights. Chucky Berry is praised by many as a founding father of modern music.

20 Mar 2017 11:31
thumbnail

Founding guitarist of legendary LA band Y and T Joey Alves passes away due to complications relating to Ulcerative Colitis. Documentary on soon to follow.

13 Mar 2017 13:12
thumbnail

Destroyer Cola is to be the latest release in rock veterans Kiss' long line of merchandise currently available to the general public for purchase

7 Mar 2017 15:23
thumbnail

In a recent unconfirmed report, frontman of famous rock and roll outfit Guns N' Roses is said to be heading into the studio with Australian rock veterans AC/DC

24 Feb 2017 13:13
thumbnail

Never before has music been so accessible. With social media, tab sites and forums at your immediate disposal, learning your favourite song couldn't be easier.

9 Feb 2017 15:22

Recent Music News

thumbnail

The Roland SPD: ONE ELECTRO Trigger Pad is a next level sound solution developed to enhance and diversify your performances, giving your playing extra depth.

21 Sep 2017 11:12
thumbnail

The Roland SPD: ONE Percussion Trigger Pad offers percussion players a versatile and eclectic tonal palette for all of their percussion based needs.

21 Sep 2017 10:46
thumbnail

The Roland SPD: ONE KICK Trigger Pad gives the solo musician a convenient means to spice up their live performances and introduce a new percussive dynamic.

21 Sep 2017 10:15
thumbnail

Ideal for those looking to spice up their live performances, Roland's SPD:: ONE WAV Trigger Pad can take samples extending up to the length of an entire song.

21 Sep 2017 09:45
thumbnail

Ideal for fitting in places which other mics can't, the Hummingbird Small Diaphragm Mic is part of a two for one offer that runs until 30th of November.

20 Sep 2017 10:04
thumbnail

The TC Electronic Unitune Tuner is the latest tuning accessory developed by the Denmark based innovators. Modern, and wildly practical, the Unitune has it all.

20 Sep 2017 08:32