Lenny Kravitz's Listening Party

Modern soul-hippie Lenny Kravitz made an appearance at a listening

party for his upcoming album, 5, on Wednesday night in San Francisco.

The party, held at a Caribbean restaurant called Cha Cha Cha in the legendary Haight-Ashbury district, allowed retail and radio insiders a first listen to the album and a chance to get a photo with Kravitz, who arrived in a limo, wearing wrap-around sunglasses and a floor-length Technicolor overcoat. Kravitz stood for photographs for an hour and a half before departing, in true rock-star fashion, through the kitchen and out the back door.