Lenny Kravitz Says Mick Jagger Was Happy Without The Rolling Stones

In the recent issue of MOJO magazine, Lenny Kravitz shared insights into Mick Jagger’s solo career, claiming the frontman was content during his time without the Rolling Stones.

Contrary to the idea that Jagger felt lost without the synergy of The Stones, Kravitz, who collaborated with Jagger on several occasions, said that the singer actually felt happy with his solo endeavors. As per American Songwriter, Kravitz said:

“No, no, no. Mick enjoyed his solo time. For him, it was a holiday. We collaborated on Bill Withers’ ‘Use Me’ for ‘Wandering Spirit,’ but we wrote ‘God Gave Me Everything’ on ‘Goddess In The Doorway.’ I had the melody but no words apart from a bit of chorus. He came to my Roxie studio in Miami. I mumbled some words.”

According to Kravitz, this period allowed Jagger to explore different musical landscapes and collaborate freely outside the band’s framework. He also recounted their sessions together, noting Jagger’s talent in coming up with lyrics and delivering successful vocal performances.

Kravitz Appeared in Two Jagger Albums

Kravitz’s connection with Jagger dates back to 1993 when he featured on Jagger’s solo album ‘Wandering Spirit,’ contributing to the cover of Bill Withers’ ‘Use Me.’ Their collaboration continued into the new millennium, with Kravitz co-writing ‘God Gave Me Everything’ for Jagger’s 2001 album ‘Goddess in the Doorway.’ This was the latest release of Jagger’s solo work.

Meanwhile, The Rolling Stones continue making music with their latest album, ‘Hackney Diamonds,‘ released on October 20, 2023. Marking their first original material since 2005, the album has been met with critical acclaim and commercial success, topping charts in 20 countries.

In support of ‘Hackney Diamonds,’ The Rolling Stones have announced a North American tour for the spring and summer of 2024. The tour will include stops in 16 cities across the United States and Canada, featuring a mix of new tracks, deep cuts, and classic hits. You can grab your tickets here.

You can watch the music video for Kravitz and Jagger’s ‘God Gave Me Everything’ below.