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Lenny Kravitz Talks “Penisgate,” Appears In New ‘Guitar Hero’ Ad

Lenny Kravitz hasn't said a whole lot about "penisgate" -- the incident where he was exposed when his pants split during an August 3 concert in Stockholm, Sweden -- but it comes to light in a new ad for the upcoming Guitar Hero Live game.

Kravitz, a fan of the game, filmed a series of spots for the new edition with James Franco, and in one the actor pokes fun at the Stockholm incident, and Kravitz tells us he, too, laughs at what happened:

Lenny Kravitz Talks “Penisgate,” Appears In New ‘Guitar Hero’ Ad

"I mean, absolutely. What else can you do, y'know?...Now that we live in this world, if this had happened 20 years ago it would've been a completely different thing. But the fact that everyone's got cell phones now with cameras and video and film, and we have Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and everything, it got maximum effect."


It even became part of the U.S. presidential race when "Girls" creator Lena Dunham asked Hilary Clinton, a friend of Kravitz's, about it:

"She's a friend. I've known her for many years and done many things with her. I did a lot of things with Bill and playing at national conventions and playing at the White House and going to dinners...So we've had a relationship for years, so I just thought it was so funny when I caught wind of that, and it was all in good fun."


The Guitar Hero Live ads are currently airing, with the game due out October 20. Kravitz is working on his next album, the follow-up to 2014's Strut.





Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.