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Cillian Murphy Gave David Bowie Flat Caps From Peaky Blinders

Cillian Murphy gave David Bowie his flat caps from 'Peaky Blinders'.The 41-year-old actor has starred in the hit BBC TV series as Tommy Shelby since the show started in 2013, and has revealed the 'Life...

Sting, Elvis Costello And More For Leonard Cohen Tribute

Sting, Elvis Costello and Lana Del Rey are among those set to perform at a Leonard Cohen tribute concert in Montreal, Canada.The 'Hallelujah' singer sadly passed away on November 7, 2016 at the age of...

U2 Pay Emotional Tribute To Leonard Cohen

U2 payed tribute to the late Leonard Cohen during a show in Toronto.The 'Beautiful Day' rockers - comprised of Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. - honoured the late musician, who passed...

Sting Inspired By Children's Music Taste

Sting has been listening to his daughters' pop music for inspiration. The 'Shape of My Heart' hitmaker, former frontman of new wave rock band The Police, has just released his new single '50,000', which was...

Leonard Cohen Honoured Twice At 2017 Juno Awards

Leonard Cohen was posthumously honoured with two prizes at the 2017 Juno Awards.The 'Hallelujah' singer - who passed away at home at the age of 82 in November 2016 - was given the coveted Artist...

Leonard Cohen's Son Pays Tribute To Late Father At Juno Awards

The annual ceremony recognises the most talented musicians in Canada, with a gala dinner held on Saturday night (01Apr17) before the remaining winners were announced at a ceremony at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa...

Feist To Honour Leonard Cohen At Juno Awards

The 1234 star will play an "arrangement of one of Cohen’s classic songs", according to officials at the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and network CTV, on which the prizegiving will...

Bob Dylan Feels 'Lonesome' After Deaths Of Greats

Bob Dylan has been feeling lonely after the deaths of many of his friends like Muhammad Ali and Leonard Cohen in the past year.The 75-year-old music legend was close to the heavyweight great Ali, fellow...

Leonard Cohen's Son Releases Video Tribute

Adam Cohen, who also produced his dad's final album You Want It Darker, teamed up with Sammy Slabbinck, the musician's creative collaborator, to collect archival and never-before-seen black and white footage of the...

Chris Martin's Charity Gig

Chris Martin saved a charity concert when he stepped in at the last minute to perform.The Coldplay frontman rushed to the Women's Cancer Research Fund/Breast Cancer Research Foundation event at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel when...

Leonard Cohen Tribute Concert Planned For New York City

The event, which will take place on 24 January next year (17) at the borough's Music Hall of Williamsburg venue, will feature artists influenced by Cohen's work, including Josh Ritter, Sonic Youth rocker...

Mariah Carey Rules First U.s. Christmas Songs Chart Of 2016 With 22-Year-old Favourite

The 1994 song has often hit the top of the countdown, which launched in 2011 and runs from Thanksgiving to Christmas every year, leading the list for 21 or 26 weeks. Pentatonix's...

New York's Lincoln Center To Host Leonard Cohen Memorial

The Canadian tunesmith passed away aged 82 after a fall at his home last month (Nov16). To honour his life and career, friends and fans are staging an informal event outside the Manhattan arts...

Leonard Cohen Died 'Following A Fall'

Leonard Cohen died ''following a fall''.The 'Hallelujah' hitmaker was reported dead at the age of 82 earlier this month after a statement confirming the news was released via the star's Facebook, and now the former...

Leonard Cohen Died Peacefully In His Sleep After A Fall

The beloved poet died on 7 November (16) but his death wasn't reported until after Cohen was buried in Quebec on Thursday (10Nov16). And now his manager Robert Kory has released a...

Sting: I'm Not 'Ready To Die'

Sting isn't ''ready to die''.The 'Shape of My Heart' hitmaker has been reflecting after the tragic passing of many musicians including David Bowie, Prince and Leonard Cohen in 2016 but insists he is not ready...

Leonard Cohen Had Simple Funeral

Leonard Cohen's funeral took place ''exactly as he'd asked''.The iconic singer/songwriter died last week at the age of 82 and a private burial took place at Montreal's Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery on Thursday (10.11.16) with just...

Rufus Wainwright Honours Leonard Cohen

The beloved songwriter and poet was laid to rest beside his parents and grandparents following his death on Monday (07Nov16). News of the Hallelujah singer's death wasn't reported until Thursday, following his burial....

Chris Martin Pays Tribute To Leonard Cohen During Coldplay Gig

The singer performed the Canadian star's classic song Suzanne solo during the band's London Palladium show and dedicated it to "absent friends". He added, "Sending my love to Mr. Leonard Cohen for...

Leonard Cohen Laid To Rest At Family Synagogue

News of the Hallelujah singer's death wasn't reported until Thursday (10Nov16), following his burial. A spokesman for the Congregation Shaar Hashomayim synagogue in Quebec, where the 82-year-old music icon was laid to...

Leonard Cohen Was In 'Deep Pain' Caused By Cancer

Leonard Cohen was in ''deep pain'' caused by cancer before he died.The 'Hurricane' hitmaker passed away at the age of 82, and although no exact date and cause of death has been confirmed, it has...

Stars Pay Tribute To Leonard Cohen

Bette Midler, Justin Timberlake and Russell Crowe are among the stars to have paid tribute to Leonard Cohen.The 'Hallelujah' hitmaker has passed away at the age of 82 and the hugely influential singer-and-poet has sparked...

Sting: David Bowie And Prince Were Gods

Sting believes David Bowie and Prince had ''god-like qualities''.The 65-year-old musician has said he often forgets that the two musical icons - who both tragically passed away this year - aren't immortal, dubbing their passing...

Legendary Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen Dies Aged 82

Critically adored singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, famous for his lyrical inventiveness and dark humour, has passed away at the age of 82.Tributes to the Canadian cult icon, who influenced hundreds of subsequent songwriters, flooded in after...

Bette Midler And Justin Timberlake Lead Tributes To Leonard Cohen

A post on Cohen's Facebook page on Thursday evening read: "It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away. We have lost one of music's most...

Leonard Cohen Remembered By Recording Academy

The Recording Academy have hailed Leonard Cohen's ''extraordinary talent''.The organisation of music professionals, which hands out the prestigious Grammy Awards, have paid tribute to the legendary singer and poet, following his death at the age...

Leonard Cohen Dies

Leonard Cohen has died.The 'Hallelujah' singer - who released his final album, 'You Want It Darker' last month - passed away ''peacefully'' at home at the age of 82, though the exact date and cause...

Leonard Cohen Dead At 82

The sad news, reported on the Bird on a Wire singer's Facebook page, comes just weeks after the beloved Canadian star told the New Yorker magazine he was "ready to die" in an...

Neil Young And Leonard Cohen Pick Up Polaris Heritage Honours For Classic Albums

Two albums were selected from four 15-year time periods, beginning in 1960, by both a panel of experts and the Canadian public. Neil Young's After the Gold Rush, Cohen's Songs of Leonard...

Leonard Cohen Needed Convincing To Make New Album

Leonard Cohen needed to be convinced by his son to make a new album.The 82-year-old singer-songwriter has revealed that his son Adam - who produced the record - played a key role in encouraging his...

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