Lenny Kravitz Will Rock the Super Bowl Halftime Show 2015 with Katy Perry

Neri Stein@neristeinFeatured ColumnistJanuary 12, 2015

OXFORD, MS - OCTOBER 4: Singer and songwriter Katy Perry watches the action between the Ole Miss Rebels and the Alabama Crimson Tide on October 4, 2014 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi.  (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)
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The Super Bowl halftime show just got a little crazier.

Katy Perry told NBC's Willie Geist that Lenny Kravitz, rocker and creator of the Girl on Fire and Mockingjay, will join her on stage in Glendale, Arizona, for the Super Bowl XLIX extravaganza.

That's right, kids. Cinna was a rocker before he starting styling those poor tributes from District 12.

The full interview was featured on the Today show Monday morning, but NBC aired a clip Saturday during the Baltimore Ravens vs. New England Patriots broadcast—which is good, because like Jason Gay of The Wall Street Journal, I couldn't have waited much longer.

"My first special guest is going to be an incredible rock 'n' roll icon, a guitar god," the pop star told Geist.

Icon? Guitar god? First special guest? I don't know which of those words intrigues me most.

Lenny and Katy are already a crazy pair, and considering the halftime show doesn't last much longer than four songs, I can only imagine who the other guest or guests might be.

Hopefully no one as awesome as Prince or Britney Spears, because Ms. Perry is already superhuman and nervous.

"Can I be human and say yes, I will be nervous! But I'm going to kind of recycle those nerves and make them adrenaline," she said.

Step one is having a plan, Katy.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 04:  Katy Perry performs onstage at DIRECTV's Sixth Annual Celebrity Beach Bowl After Party at Victory Field on February 4, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for DirecTV)
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Geist asked all the right questions during the interview—namely, will the pair be performing Kravitz's most popular song, "American Woman"?

We all want to know if Kravitz and Perry can do further damage to The Guess Who classic, and all she would tell us is "we'll see."

Performing the Super Bowl halftime show, as manufactured and ridiculous as they always seem to turn out, is a huge honor for any artist. But the five-time American Music Award winner is in it for more than that. She's in it for love too.

"Maybe I will have an assistant print out everybody's picture," Perry told Geist.

Good call, you California gurl. Anyone is better than John Mayer.


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