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2015

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Bob Johnston, Bob Dylan Producer, Dead at 83

August 16, 2015

Bob Johnston, a staff producer at Columbia Records who worked on legendary LPs like Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde, Johnny Cash's At Folsom Prison and Simon & Garfunkel's Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, passed away Friday at a Nashville hospice....

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T Bone Burnett Explains Leonard Cohen 'True Detective' Openi

August 14, 2015

In a new interview with Billboard, True Detective music supervisor T Bone Burnett revealed the meaning behind using Leonard Cohen's Popular Problems track "Nevermind" as Season Two's opening music alongside why different verses of...

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Leonard Cohen Releases Five Songs From New Live Album

May 12, 2015

With the arrival of Leonard Cohen's new album, Can't Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour, the iconic singer has posted five tracks from the LP to his official Vevo page. Listen to the previously unreleased Cohen original "Got...

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Hear Leonard Cohen Cover George Jones' 'Choices'

March 31, 2015

Leonard Cohen's 2008 to 2013 world tour was one of the most stunning resurrections in rock history. After a 15-year period when the iconic songwriter was rarely seen in public, let alone onstage, he was suddenly performing three-and-a-half hour concerts...

Album Review

Can't Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour

May 12, 2015

The fourth live album to come out of Leonard Cohen's 2008-2013 world tour is a fascinating glimpse into his creative process. More than half of its 10 songs were recorded in soundchecks, where Cohen and his band were able to test new tunes and refurbish...

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Leonard Cohen Live Album 'Can't Forget' to Feature New Songs

March 17, 2015

A new Leonard Cohen live album, Can't Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour, will feature two tunes the singer-songwriter has not released anywhere else and two previously unreleased covers. New songs "Never Gave Nobody Trouble" and "Got a Little Secret"...

2014

Album Review

Live in Dublin

December 30, 2014

Leonard Cohen's return to the stage in 2008 after a 15-year absence remains one of the most impressive comebacks in music history. By the time he cut this new three-disc live album in September 2013, he had about 350 more shows under his belt. A great...

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Watch Leonard Cohen's Spellbinding 'Come Healing' Live Take

October 16, 2014

Last fall, midway between the releases of 2012's Old Ideas and the recent Popular Problems, Leonard Cohen played nine shows in the U.K. and Ireland, including two dates at Dublin's 02 Arena. "I'm not quite ready to hang up my boxing gloves just yet,"...

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Leonard Cohen Offers Rare Peek Into His Writing Process

September 11, 2014

Leonard Cohen has yet to conquer the struggle of songwriting, and he doesn't expect to anytime soon. "If I knew where the good songs came from, I'd go there more often," he said last night, receiving laughs at a private preview of his 13th studio...

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New Leonard Cohen Album Coming Next Month

August 11, 2014

Leonard Cohen will commemorate his 80th birthday next month by releasing a new LP entitled Popular Problems. While Cohen's representative could not confirm the album, word of the release dropped last week at Leonard Cohen Event 2014, an officially...

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Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Leonard Cohen Songs

November 26, 2014

Leonard Cohen isn't like most octogenarians. Not only does he regularly play stunning three-and-a-half-hour concerts, but he continues to make music every bit as good as the classics he released five decades ago. If you don't believe us, check...

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Leonard Cohen on Longevity, Money, Poetry and Sandwiches

September 19, 2014

Leonard Cohen is our leading poet of love, wisdom, and sorrow – and according to the lyrics of Nirvana's "Pennyroyal Tea," the guiding spirit in Kurt Cobain's afterworld. We sat down with the singer-songwriter on the occasion of his 13th...

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Hear Leonard Cohen's Dark New Song

August 19, 2014

Leonard Cohen has confirmed the September 23rd release of his new album Popular Problems, set to be unveiled just two days after his 80th birthday. The album will feature nine new songs and was produced by Patrick Leonard, who worked with Cohen...

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Leonard Cohen's Miraculous Return in 2008

April 24, 2014

The Fredericton Playhouse in New Brunswick, Canada seats just 709 people. It usually doesn't manage to book shows bigger than children's entertainer Raffi or a local production of Guys and Dolls, but on May 11th, 2008 it served as the launching pad for...

2013

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Leonard Cohen Debuts New Song

September 15, 2013

Leonard Cohen's never-ending tour touched down at Dublin's 02 Arena on September 12th, and midway through the show, he broke out a brand new song entitled "I've Got a Secret." Like many recent works by the seventy-eight-year-old singer-songwriter, the...

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Dylan, Wilco Bring Americanarama to Toronto

July 16, 2013

Wilco injected some "Canadianarama," as frontman Jeff Tweedy called it, into their Americanarama Festival of Music last night at Toronto's Molson Amphitheatre by inviting Leslie Feist onstage for a couple of numbers, including one by her fellow Canadian...

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Lana Del Rey, 'Chelsea Hotel No. 2'

March 28, 2013

There are no tigers, bikers, poolside romps or A$AP Rocky in Lana Del Rey's new video, just Del Rey herself, singing a faithful version of Leonard Cohen's reflective ode "Chelsea Hotel No. 2." Sitting on a couch in a gloomy room and fumbling occasionally...

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50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now

July 31, 2013

Who rules the road in 2013? To find out, Rolling Stone asked a panel of writers, industry figures and artists – from Lars Ulrich of Metallica to Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes – to vote on their favorite live performers right now. To be...

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Leonard Cohen, Judy Collins Duet in 1967

April 25, 2013

Leonard Cohen didn't release his debut single, "Suzanne," until he was 33. He spent his time up until that point writing acclaimed poems and novels, traveling the world and bedding a ridiculous amount of beautiful women. By 1967 it was apparent that there's...

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Leonard Cohen Brings Fresh Intensity to 'Old Ideas' Tour

March 3, 2013

"I was looking at life expectancy tables, and I could probably do another seven or eight years." So Leonard Cohen claimed as he introduced "The Future" – the second song kicking off the major North American leg of his Old Ideas World Tour,...

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