Lenny Kravitz - Are you gonna go my way?

The opening riff of "Are you gonna go my way" is one of the most recognized guitar riffs in the world. In an interview, Kravitz once said: "We were just jamming in the studio. You know, I was jamming with Craig Ross, who I wrote the song with. It was one of those songs that happened in 5 minutes. We were jamming. I thought there was something happening. I told Henry to turn the tape machines on, and we played it. And that was it. And then I went and wrote the lyrics on a brown paper bag, I remember at my loft on Broome Street at the time. Went in and sang it the next day. And that was it."

Best live performance
Every concert is a special experience with Lenny Kravitz, this one is the best depiction of his ability to set an audience on fire

Some facts
This song is about Jesus Christ, whom Lenny referred to as "The Ultimate Rock Star." It's about how God gives choice to man about where to turn.

Kravitz began banging on pots and pans in the kitchen as a toddler, playing them as drums at the age of three. At the age of five, he already wanted to be a musician. He began playing the drums, soon added guitar, and the rest is history.

Actor Nicolas Cage and guitarist Slash were classmates of Lenny kravitz in high school

How to play Are you gonna go my way?

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Lyrics with chords in a handy easy-to-read onstage version

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