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“Hallelujah” Could Be UK’s Christmas No. 1 And No. 2

After X Factor winner Alexandra Burke's cover of "Hallelujah" went to No. 1 in the UK, Jeff Buckley fans started an Internet campaign to push her American Idol-style rendition from the top spot and replace it with Buckley's more haunting take. Read the full story at The Guardian and, if you have Facebook,… More »

By: brandon / December 18, 2008

Scarlett Johansson Considers Sophomore CD

Anywhere I Lay My Head, ScarJo's Dave Sitek-produced Tom Waits covers album, recently edged out Portishead and Bon Iver on NME's Top 50 Albums Of 2008 list. Now comes word that the newly wedded Spirit star would like to record more tunes. "I don't think I'd do covers," she tells MTV. "[But]… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 15, 2008

New Marissa Nadler Video – “Famous Blue Raincoat”

We haven't heard from Marissa Nadler since her "Mexican Summer" video. Definitely a beautiful song, but that's sort of the wrong season for her, so this Greg Eggebeen-directed clip for Songs III: Bird on the Water's cover of Leonard Cohen's "Famous Blue Raincoat" arrives at the right time: early October breezes, Halloween not far… More »

By: brandon / October 1, 2008

Leonard Cohen Just Played His First Show In 15 Years

After Leonard Cohen braved a shirtless Iggy, a shameless Madonna, and another "Hallelujah" cover at the 2008 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony, we mentioned he was planning his first tour in 15+ years. Well, he got started early, playing a show this past Sunday in Fredericton, New Brunswick, and there'… More »

By: brandon / May 14, 2008

Leonard Cohen Announces First Tour In 15 Years

Perhaps reinvigorated by standing in the same room as a shirtless Iggy Pop and hearing Damien Rice sing his minor falls and major lifts, Reuters reports that L Cohen's going back on tour. Don't get too cocky, though, Hall Of Fame: Cohen's "Hallelujuah" surges are often inspired by otherMore »

By: brandon / March 11, 2008

Scenes From The Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall Of Fame 2008 Induction Ceremony

We know you probably didn't watch the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony last night. So here's a quick run down of what you missed:Gamble & Huff, Little Walter, The Ventures, Leonard Cohen, Madonna, and John Mellencamp got inducted.Leonard Cohen was introduced by noted boxing blogger Lou Reed and covered by Damie… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 11, 2008

Lou Reed, Justin Timberlake & Tom Hanks To Help Rock ‘N’ Roll Congratulate Itself

Good news, gang: now the list of people you didn't give a shit about getting into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame has a slightly less give-a-shittable list of people inducting them! Madonna will be honored by the legendary Mickey Mousekateer/actress/box-fucker Justin Timberlake; the Dave Clark Five will be inducted by iconic… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 26, 2008

2008 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees

It seems like only yesterday Van Halen were putting us through all sorts of drama re: who would and who wouldn't attend the 2007 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame presentation ceremony. A year later, who cares? Really, by the time we die who won't be in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame? Sorry… More »

By: Stereogum / December 13, 2007

Bon Jovi Covers Leonard Cohen

No matter what ails, Bon Jovi covering "Hallelujah" is bad medicine. Yes, it's been covered a billion times, but can we draw the line somewhere? Is there some way to call a moratorium? If they could drum up support for Paris petitions, anything's possible. Listen here. (Via TMFTML) While we're talking tune… More »

By: Stereogum / June 20, 2007
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