Prince & Lenny – American Woman

If you do a little digging, it is possible to track down some quality Prince video action online. This comes from the Pay-Per-View concert (Rave Un2 the Year 2000) that Prince broadcast on New Year’s Eve 1999. It was a few months after Prince had released the disappointing Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic. The album was released on Arista, and was conceived by Clive Davis as a comeback/collaboration album, similar to what Supernatural had done for Carlos Santana a couple years earlier. It featured artists like Chuck D., Gwen Stefani, and Sheryl Crow, and well, it didn’t turn out to be the smash hit they were looking for.

As for Lenny, he had just contributed his version of the Guess Who classic “American Woman” to the Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me soundtrack.

And here, the two sashay to the stage in dramatic fashion, and do proceed to rock the house.

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6 thoughts on “Prince & Lenny – American Woman

  1. I have to admit, I’ve tried to forget this concert. I believe this was the period of his career where he was singing “23 scriptures in a one night stand.”

    And that outfit!

  2. Funny you should say that, ’cause when I was writing it up, I mistyped it as “Lemmy” a couple of times. And I thought the same thing: how cool that would be!

    A Prince/Lemmy “Ace of Spades”? Bring it!

  3. As this was loading, I misread the headline and thought “Wow, Prince and LeMMy playing together? Damn, that’d be AWESOME!”

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