''A friend of mine who is an executive and manager, Guy Oseary, called me and said they’re doing this movie, The Spy Who Shagged Me. It was the sequel, I guess, to Austin Powers. He said, “They want you to redo ‘American Woman.'” I thought it was the oddest request. “American Woman”? Now I love the song and I’m a fan, but I was like, “Me? I don’t know about that.” I’m like, “What am I going to do with it? It’s perfect.” But I got inspired and cut it completely upside down from what it was original, so it felt really organic and right. It ended up being a huge hit and winning a Grammy.'' - Lenny Kravitz
''The best part was Burton Cummings from the Guess Who [who recorded the song originally] was like, “I loved what you did to the track. I love it.” It was such a big hit worldwide it got the Guess Who back together to go tour; we ended up doing it together one night in Canada. He was like, “I got a new house because of this. I got a new life.” It was a beautiful win-win for two different artists. It did great things for both of us. I mean, there are a lot of people that don’t even realize it’s the Guess Who.'' - Lenny Kravitz
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''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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