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 within the last hour.

’14 Aug 31 Sun

Sunday 31st August

  • The 10 most anticipated albums this autumn

    After summers slowdown in major releases, autumn brings out the big guns. Our music critics pick their highlights including the return of Adele and Alt-J, hiphop attitude from Nicki Minaj, Pink Floyds first LP in 20 years and an 80th birthday album from Leonard Cohen

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’14 Aug 28 Thu

Thursday 28th August

  • Listening Ahead: Upcoming Releases for September 2014

    September's slate of releases features numerous living legends and big names, but "Listening Ahead" is focusing its attention on artists whose time has come, like Hiss Golden Messenger and Perfume Genius.

    With upcoming efforts from Interpol, Julian Casablancas, Karen O, Ryan Adams, and Weezer, September's record release schedule could be one of the year's most anticipated -- well, maybe if that year came around about a decade ago. But more seriously, September 2014's slate of releases is one that's brimming over with intriguing albums, ranging widely from new work by all-timers Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and John Mellencamp, to the returns of underground heroes Jeff Tweedy…

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’14 Aug 27 Wed

Wednesday 27th August

  • Kate Bush played her first show since 1979 (setlist)

    (photo via @nicethings21)

    Over the course of nearly three hours, Kate Bush's first gig for 35 years variously features dancers in lifejackets attacking the stage with axes and chainsaws; a giant machine that hovers above the auditorium, belching out dry ice and shining spotlights on the audience; giant paper aeroplanes; a surprisingly lengthy rumination on sausages, vast billowing sheets manipulated to represent waves, Bush's 16-year-old son Bertie - clad as a 19th-century artist - telling a wooden mannequin to "piss off" and the singer herself being borne through the audience by dancers clad in costumes based on fish skeletons.

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’14 Aug 22 Fri

Friday 22nd August

  • Grace Turns 20

    Jeff Buckley would have slayed on American Idol. We know this because Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” has become such a mainstay among TV singing contestants hoping to show off their virtuosic powers, and because nobody sang it better than Buckley. The song, originally released by Cohen in 1984, made its way to Buckley via John Cale’s [...]

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’14 Aug 19 Tue

Tuesday 19th August

’14 Aug 11 Mon

Monday 11th August

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