Watch Lenny Kravitz Honor Prince In Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony Performance

first_imgLast night, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame hosted their annual ceremony at Barclay’s Center, where legendary acts like Pearl Jam, Journey, Yes, Joan Baez, Electric Light Orchestra, and Tupac Shakur were inducted into the prestigious club. Of course, as usual, the hours-long event featured a dazzling lineup of live performances, reunions, and tributes. The majority of the evening’s live sets centered around the artists being inducted this year, but one of the more memorable performances focused on a legendary artist who is no longer with us.Honoring the untimely passing of rock superstar Prince in early 2016, Lenny Kravitz delivered electrifying renditions of two of the Purple One’s most popular tunes, “When Doves Cry” and “The Cross.” Kravitz was backed by Hezekiah Walker and the Love Fellowship Choir, who imbued the songs with a celebratory energy. After leading “When Doves Cry” with a tambourine in hand, Kravitz strapped on his guitar for 1987 Sign O’ The Times single “The Cross,” which built to a joyous gospel peak. You can watch fan-shot footage of Lenny Kravitz’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Prince tribute below, courtesy of Youtube user MarchofTheRashbaum:Kravitz was one of many artists to speak about Prince’s influence on them and their work in the wake of his death at the age of 57 last April. In a conversation with Rolling Stone, he explained, “[Prince’s 1980 album Dirty Mind] was a pivotal moment for me. Just seeing the album cover opened up my imagination. Here was an African-American cat, skin color like mine was, playing the guitar like I wanted to play… he had a very deep impact on me. I was able to see where I could go. The music, the vibe, the color, the hair, the band members, everything, was amazing to me.”You can check out our full recap of the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony here.[h/t – Rolling Stone][cover photo via Mike Coppola/Getty Images]last_img

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