Lenny Kravitz says the Paris attacks ‘hit a chord with me’
Lenny Kravitz, a Paris resident, has written an op-ed on RollingStone.com offering up his thoughts on the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks, which claimed the lives of 89 people at the Bataclan concert hall during an Eagles of Death Metal concert.
“Whether it was anybody I knew or not, it hit a chord with me and I’m deeply concerned,” he wrote in the op-ed. “I think at this point, it could happen anywhere. I live my life onstage and in venues and these things can happen. And they’re being chosen as targets.”
Kravtiz is familiar with the Bataclan.
“I’ve played on the stage of the Bataclan. I’ve gone to concerts there,” he said. ” Back in the ’90s, Alice in Chains were playing there and they invited me up onstage to jam with them. The last show I saw there wasThe Black Keys and I was up in the balcony. It’s an institution.”
Kravitz was actually in the Bahamas during the terrorist attacks but is “not worried about returning” to Paris.
“I was in New York for 9/11. Things bounced back,” he said. “But in general, I think life is changing. You’ll definitely think about it when you’re sitting in a café or in a restaurant.”
He added, “Obviously, we’re talking about France and these people, but at the same time, these things are going on all over, in Lebanon, Syria, Africa. I’m concerned about this on every level for everybody. It’s not just ‘pray for Paris’ — it’s ‘pray for the world.'”