News featuring Leonard Cohen

The following news stories mention Leonard Cohen. Stories are compiled from a hand-picked selection of popular music news sites based in Great Britain, Europe and the United States. Updated less than 6 hours ago.

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Saturday 10th January

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Thursday 18th December

  • Nate Paladino – “Buy Your Heart”

    Good Boy EP by Nate Paladino Based out of Orange County, Nate Paladino balances an engaging lyrical introspective that can be both dramatic and humorous, much like the personality-heavy singer/songwriter work of Jonathan Richman, Nick Cave, or Leonard Cohen. Like those songwriters, his stylistic reach is eclectic as well, ranging from somber piano-laden balladry to energetic […]

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  • 2014 albums we missed: Sylvie Simmons – Sylvie review

    There’s an unspoken rule among rock critics: don’t release your own music. Simmons shatters that rule to gripping effect with one of the most beautiful, low-key albums of the year

    There’s no getting around the fact that, at first glance, Sylvie Simmons’s debut album is quite a tough sell. Simmons is best known as a writer: LA correspondent for Sounds in the 70s, Kerrang’s hair metal expert in the 80s, latterly Mojo’s Americana critic and author of acclaimed biographies of Serge Gainsbourg and Leonard Cohen. There aren’t supposed to be many rules for rock journalists, but one pretty incontrovertible one is: for God’s sake, don’t make your own music. There are, of course, exceptions, but Simmons is embarking on a difficult path previously trodden by Nick Kent, Charles Shaar Murray and Lester Bangs: great writers whose endeavours as recording artists offer compelling evidence that the twain should never meet.

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’14 Dec 14 Sun

Sunday 14th December

  • Why do doctors get such a hard time in songs?

    A new paper for the BMJ looks at medics’ portrayals in songs from everyone from the Beatles to Leonard Cohen. And it doesn’t look good

    Why do doctors get such a raw deal in rock’n’roll? It’s a question very few of us have ever bothered to give the grave attention it deserves. However, at long last, a pair of medics have made an in-depth study of the matter, published in this week’s British Medical Journal.

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’14 Dec 13 Sat

Saturday 13th December

  • Leonard Cohen on tour – in pictures

    When Leonard Cohen started performing again after a financial catastrophe, backing singer and musical collaborator Sharon Robinson chronicled the resultant tours – and the images have been collected in a new book

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’14 Dec 1 Mon

Monday 1st December

  • Leonard Cohen: Live in Dublin

    So if you want the Leonard Cohen experience, but cannot afford the $100-plus tab for the ticket, this is the next best thing

    There already have been six official Leonard Cohen live albums, dating back to 1973, and a number of bootleg and record company promo releases as well. Despite Cohen's persona as a somewhat misanthropic individual, his records show that he establishes a warm rapport with his audiences and treats them with respect and deference. This is not a trick created by the music editors and recording engineers to fool the public. As someone who has seen…

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’14 Nov 28 Fri

Friday 28th November

  • Uncut's Top 75 Albums of 2014

    We're just over a month away from 2015 and those UK year-end lists keep pouring in. Now British music mag Uncut has posted their 75 Best Albums of 2014. Looks like their winner is becoming a popular choice for #1, and the rest of their top 10 is split between real-deal veterans (Leonard Cohen [falling just a tad from his 2012 #1 spot], Robert Plant) and rising newcomers (FKA twigs). Elsewhere the list has a lot of the indie-related albums that keep popping up, a good deal of folk/country, more veteran appearances, and a certain opinionated UK duo who have appeared on every UK list we've seen so far and make their US debut this week.

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’14 Nov 22 Sat

Saturday 22nd November

  • Leonard Cohen releasing 'Live In Dublin' (stream live version of "Waiting For the Miracle")

    Earlier this year, Leonard Cohen released his thirteenth studio album Popular Problems, which has the man (now at age 80!) still sounding excellent and putting out essential music. Before the year ends, he'll be following that up a live album and film. Leonard Cohen - Live In Dublin was recorded at his September 12, 2013 show at the O2 Dublin and it will be his "first (and only) release of a complete concert to be shot in high definition." It will be out in 3CD/DVD, 3CD/Blu-ray and digital formats on December 2 via Columbia/Legacy.

    You can check out the full tracklist below, which includes his career-spanning setlist of "Suzanne" and "So Long, Marianne" through "Hallelujah" through a few cuts off 2012's Old Ideas which he was touring in support of at the time. A stream of the Live In Dublin performance of "Waiting For the Miracle," originally on 1992's…

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’14 Nov 19 Wed

Wednesday 19th November

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