Sunday, October 3, 2010
Most of you probably know Lenny Kravitz. This was the first song I heard of him, and I was instantly hooked. The song was released in 1993, and became an instant hit. Are You Gonna Go My Way was one of the most played videos in 1993 on MTV and is considered a landmark music video of the 90s. It won the 1993 MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Artist, and was played live during the show with John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin fame on bass. In 2006, it was ranked as one of VH1's Top 20 Most Memorable Videos of All Time.
Also worth noting is that Kravitz is an avid fan of Jimi Hendrix. The main riff in this song is based on a riff from Hendrix' Easy Rider!