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Leonard Cohen – “Never Gave Nobody Trouble”

Leonard Cohen released his last studio album Popular Problems just a few months ago, but he's already released one live album since then, and now he's got another one ready to go. First came the massive live album/DVD set Live In Dublin. And later this spring, he'll release Can't Forget: A Souvenir OfMore »

By: Tom Breihan / March 18, 2015

Leonard Cohen Triumphs Over Nickelback For Album Of The Year Juno

You won't often see Leonard Cohen pitted, in direct competition, against Nickelback. But it happened last night, and, miracle of miracles, Cohen won. This is how he reminds us of what he really is. Last year, the Juno Awards, Canada's equivalent to the Grammys, went down at Hamilton's FirstOntario Centre. Most of the awards went… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 16, 2015

Watch Father John Misty Cover Leonard Cohen’s “Bird On The Wire” On The Strombo Show

Father John Misty sure knows how to keep the press gears grinding: in the lead-up to and in the immediate aftermath of I Love You, Honeybear's release, Josh Tillman has stopped by the Spotify offices, WFUV, La Blogothèque, Sirius XMU, and CBC's Studio Q. Phew. Next up on hi… More »

By: James Rettig / February 23, 2015

Nick Cave – “Avalanche” (Leonard Cohen Cover, Black Sails Version)

Nick Cave has recorded a new version of his cover of Leonard Cohen's "Avalanche," a song that he first covered as the opening track on From Her To Eternity, his first album with the Bad Seeds that was released all the way back in 1984. Cave's new version will appear in trailers for Starz's BlackMore »

By: James Rettig / January 9, 2015

Leonard Cohen – “Suzanne” (From Live In Dublin) (Stereogum Premiere)

Leonard Cohen's Live In Dublin concert film is coming soon on DVD and Blu-ray, and he's previewing it today with some striking audio from the performance. Recorded at 02 Arena in September 2013, the Cohen classic "Suzanne" is rendered here with nimble guitar work, soothing backup vocals, and a gorgeous swell of strings, all topped… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 19, 2014

R.E.M.’s 10 Best Cover Songs

From the looks of the R.E.M. setlist site remtimeline.com, early R.E.M. gigs were glorified bar-band hootenannies. Before they'd written Murmur and Chronic Town, the band cut their teeth seemingly as philistines, playing sloppy, drunken versions of everything from Creedence to the Sex Pistols. Time passed, R.E.M. became more sophisticated, and their covers eventually became… More »

By: John Everhart / September 18, 2014

Stream Leonard Cohen Popular Problems

Leonard Cohen turns 80 next week, and he remains cooler than any of us. On his birthday, the poetic rock eminence will follow up his quiet 2012 stunner Old Ideas with a new album called Popular Problems. Cohen produced and co-wrote the LP with the frequent Madonna collaborator Patrick Leonard, who also worked o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 15, 2014

Mentally Prepare Yourself For Miley Cyrus’ Leonard Cohen Cover

If you're one of the people enraged at the idea that the Flaming Lips have enlisted Miley Cyrus' help in their efforts to cover the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, you may want to spend the next few months in suspended animation somewhere. Or you might have to just accept the idea… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 5, 2014

Leonard Cohen – “Almost Like The Blues” + Popular Problems Details

Leonard Cohen has announced that he will release a new album, Popular Problems, later this year. His thirteenth studio album was co-written with Patrick Leonard, who also had a hand in Cohen's last new record Old Ideas. The album will be out two days after the singer's 80th birthday. Cohen has also shared a song… More »

By: James Rettig / August 19, 2014

Leonard Cohen Releasing New Album Popular Problems For 80th Birthday

Leonard Cohen has always been the old man in the room. When he released Songs Of Leonard Cohen, his incredible 1967 debut album, he was already well into his thirties, and he sounded older than that. And as Rolling Stone reports, Cohen is planning on releasing a new album called Popular Problems this fall,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 11, 2014

Marissa Nadler – “Seems So Long Ago, Nancy” (Leonard Cohen Cover)

Spectral folk singer Marissa Nadler is quite vocal about her love of Leonard Cohen. She's covered a few of his songs before, and now she's added her favorite Cohen song, "Seems So Long Ago, Nancy," to that list. It's a pretty straightforward, lo-fi cover, but it's extremely effective, stripping the already spare song to it… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 30, 2014

Wild Beasts – “Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye” (Leonard Cohen Cover)

British art-rock greats Wild Beasts drop their new album dark, tingling Present Tense today and further prove that they're the closest thing to Talk Talk that we have right now. We've posted their songs "Wanderlust" and "Sweet Spot," but not everything the group has recorded recently made it onto the album. In a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 25, 2014

Watch Leonard Cohen Debut “I’ve Got A Secret” In Dublin

Leonard Cohen's lengthy world tour brought him to Dublin a few days ago, where he debuted a new song, "I've Got A Secret." The song has been a work in progress for the past few years; some of the lyrics were also used in the song "Feels So Good" that he debuted during his 2009… More »

By: Liz Pelly / September 15, 2013

Lana Del Rey – “Chelsea Hotel No. 2″ Video

In a new video, and for no discernible reason, Lana Del Rey has given us her take on Leonard Cohen's ridiculously great 1974 song and possible Janis Joplin tribute "Chelsea Hotel No. 2." LDR has left all of Cohen's gendered pronouns intact, but it doesn't come across like a gender-fucking stunt; it's more a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 28, 2013

2012 In Review: The Year In Comebacks

"Don't call it a comeback" is usually a phrase uttered self-protectively by musicians who are very much coming back from some degree of obscurity. Dr. Dre wasn't exactly absent during the seven-year stretch between his first and second albums ("California Love," anybody?), but his 1999 sophomore release 2001 is littered with lines like "Ladies pay… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 31, 2012

Uncut‘s 75 Best Albums Of 2012

Along with Mojo, Uncut is the British magazine most concerned with all these old and crusty and blues-influenced. And even compared to Mojo's kinda-musty year-end list, Uncut has given a ton of love to the senior citizens still out there and making substantive music. Uncut's year-end list, part of the year-end issue that's now… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 3, 2012

The 10 Best Leonard Cohen Songs

There's just no getting around it: writing about Leonard Cohen is an intimidating proposition. Trying to put into words the magic of Cohen's art is like trying to play a guitar solo about Jimi Hendrix. The most celebrated and identifiably literary figure in all of rock and roll, Cohen has, with his music, permitted u… More »

By: James Jackson Toth / October 19, 2012

Watch Girl Crisis Cover Leonard Cohen (Stereogum Premiere)

The latest, eighth dispatch from Girl Crisis, the all-Brooklyn all-female concept-troupe supergroup committed to two covers a year (of a male icon in the winter, female in the sumer) via Super 8mm film in a Greenpoint apartment has just offered up their latest seasonal selection: a tribute to the bard Leonard Cohen's "More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 22, 2012

Just Friends (Nicolas Jaar & Sasha Spielberg) – “Avalanche” (Leonard Cohen Cover)

Glacially gorgeous electronic music wunderkind Nicolas Jaar seems to have a thing about collaborating with famous movie people's daughters -- and hell, it seems to work for him. First, he got Bruce Willis and Demi Moore's daughter Scout Larue to sing on the excellent track "With Just One Glance." And now he has a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 23, 2012

Leonard Cohen Testifies Against Massively Creepy Former Business Manager

As reported by The Los Angeles Times, the Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen is suing his former business manager, Kelly Lynch, for harassment. Lynch was fired in 2004, and in 2005, Cohen successfully sued Lynch for stealing $5 million from his personal accounts. In this suit, Cohen alleges that Lynch sent thousands of e-mail… More »

By: Corban Goble / April 9, 2012
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