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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 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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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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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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Leonard Cohen Adds U.S. Dates to 'Old Ideas' Tour

January 9, 2013

Leonard Cohen's "Old Ideas World Tour" will keep moving along, with the singer and songwriter kicking off a second North American leg March 2nd in Oakland. Tickets will go on sale starting Friday, January 18th, at 10 a.m. local time. While the...

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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,...

2012

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Adam Sandler's Parody of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' Long Overdue

December 13, 2012

At last night's "12-12-12" concert benefiting the recovery from Superstorm Sandy, in between sets by Roger Waters and Bon Jovi, Adam Sandler and Paul Shaffer took the stage and began playing a familiar, waltz-like melody. Known for his imitations and...

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Black Friday's 11 Must-Have Vinyl Releases

November 21, 2012

For rock & roll fans, the holidays are coming early this year: artists ranging from Bob Dylan and Nirvana to John Mayer and the White Stripes are releasing limited-edition vinyl gems for Record Store Day's third annual Black Friday celebration....

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Flashback: U2 Teams With Leonard Cohen

September 17, 2012

Leonard Cohen was living pretty much off the grid when he stepped into a New York nightclub with U2 in May of 2005. The songwriter hadn't performed in public since his previous tour wrapped in 1993, and he spent a great deal of that time living an incredibly...

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Feist, Drake, Japandroids Make Polaris Prize Shortlist

July 17, 2012

The Polaris Awards have announced their shortlist of 10 albums that are up for the 2012 prize, including Drake's Take Care, Feist's Metals, Japandroids' Celebration Rock, Grimes' Visions, and Fucked Up's David Comes to Life. Also included are Handsome...

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Book Excerpt: Leonard Cohen 'Hallelujah' in 'The Holy or the Broken'

December 3, 2012

Leonard Cohen's career had reached a low point when he wrote "Hallelujah." It was 1984, and he had been out of the spotlight for quite a long time. His 1977 LP, Death of a Ladies' Man, a collaboration with Phil Spector, was a commercial and critical disappointment,...

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Leonard Cohen Shows Vitality in Austin Tour Opener

November 1, 2012

During Leonard Cohen's last American tour, which stretched for the better part of two years, the septuagenarian often pointed out that there was no telling when or if he and his audience would meet again. On Wednesday night at the kickoff of his new American...

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Fall's Hottest Tours and Concerts

September 4, 2012

Summertime is traditionally when the biggest tours hit the road, but apparently a lot of major artists missed the memo this year. Tons of top-level acts are hitting the road this fall – including the Who, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Cohen,...

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