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A Posthumous Leonard Cohen Album Is In The Works

A posthumous album from Leonard Cohen is in the pipeline, according to the late singer’s son and long-time producer Adam.One of the most influential and respected singer-songwriters of the pop era, Leonard Cohen passed away...

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...

Leonard Cohen Writes Heartbreaking Final Letter To Muse Marianne

Leonard Cohen penned one final letter to his muse Marianne Ihlen before her death on July 29th at the age of 81, her friend has revealed. Ihlen and Cohen had been lovers in the 1960s...

Five Examples Of Pop Stars Becoming Authors

Eagle-eyed indie fans will have seen the hilarious news that Morrissey has been nominated for the ‘Bad Sex Award’ by The Literary Review this week. His first fictional work ‘List of the Lost’, arriving two...

Leonard Cohen To Start Smoking Again At 80

Veteran singer Leonard Cohen has vowed to celebrate turning 80 by taking up smoking again.The Hallelujah singer, who gave up cigarettes after years of heavy smoking, celebrates the milestone birthday on Sunday (21Sept14) and will...

Leonard Cohen Still A Big Fan Of Fellow 80-Year-old Mouskouri

Greek singer Nana Mouskouri has been given a huge boost as she prepares for a series of comeback shows to mark her upcoming 80th birthday - old friend Leonard Cohen, who is also turning 80...

Leonard Cohen’S Jewish Faith Leads To Rearranged Dates

Leonard Cohen has rescheduled a date on his tour due to his religious faith. The gig, originally penned in for September 14th, will now take place a day later on the 15th, and AEG have...

Leonard Cohen Reschedules Shows Due To Religious Reasons

Veteran singer Leonard Cohen has pulled out of two upcoming concerts due to religious reasons.The Hallelujah hitmaker is rescheduling gigs in Leeds, England and London on his upcoming U.K. arena tour as they coincide with...

Jon Bon Jovi Denies Richie Sambora Feud

Richie Sambora didn't quit Bon Jovi's Because We Can tour over money. Singer Jon Bon Jovi insists the guitarist - who suddenly left the band ahead of a show in Calgary, Canada on April 2...

Leonard Cohen To Play London Show

Leonard Cohen will play a one-off show in London next summer.The 'Hallelujah' singer - who returned to the stage in 2008 after a 15-year break - will perform at The O2 on Friday 21 June,...

Leonard Cohen Upset Over Gig Mix-up

Leonard Cohen has criticised organisers for cancelling his gigs at England's Hop Farm, telling fans the decision was made without his approval.The Canadian star was due to perform two consecutive shows at Hop Farm in...

Leonard Cohen Attacks London Gig Organisers For Change Of Venue

Leonard Cohen rolled back the years at the Wembley Arena in London over the weekend, playing both September 8th and 9th. However, the veteran crooner was initially supposed to be performing the shows at Hop...

Alanis Morissette: "I'll Write Songs Until Im Dead"

Alanis Morissette will continue to write songs until she lays on her deathbed, reports The List. The singer has also described her depression when not writing new material. "I'll be writing records until I'm dead,...

Bob Geldof Can't Pronounce Grandson's Name

Peaches Geldof's father ''doesn't know'' how to pronounce her son's name.Boomtown Rats frontman Bob Geldof admits he is unhappy with the moniker his 23-year-old daughter and her partner Tom Cohen chose for their baby, Astala...

Leonard Cohen & Chuck Berry Honoured For Songwriting Skills

Leonard Cohen and Chuck Berry were honoured as the first two recipients of the Pen New England's Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award on Sunday (26Feb12) at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, Massachusetts.Berry...

Leonard Cohen Previews New Album

Leonard Cohen has previewed his new album, 'Old Ideas', which will be released on January 31st (2012). Leonard Cohen streamed his new album on The New Yorker, it being the first time the magazine has...

Leonard Cohen Gets Lower Voice After Quitting Tobacco

Veteran singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen is baffled by the change in his voice since he quit smoking - it's got deeper.The Hallelujah hitmaker quit cigarettes after years of heavy tobacco-puffing, and he assumed his vocals would...

Leonard Cohen Honoured With Literature Award

Singer/songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen has been awarded a prestigious Spanish literature prize.The Canadian star is to be the recipient of the coveted Prince of Asturias award. In a statement, the prize officials insist Cohen...

Wainwright Is A Dad As Cohen's Daughter Gives Birth

Singer/songwriter RUFUS WAINWRIGHT is a first-time father - and the child is his hero LEONARD COHEN's granddaughter.The 37 year old star broke the happy news on his website on Friday (18Feb11), insisting he and partner...

Gilmour's Modern Music Rant

PINK FLOYD legend DAVID GILMOUR is unimpressed with the state of the music industry, insisting modern singers fail to measure up to his icons NEIL YOUNG and LEONARD COHEN.Guitarist Gilmour hates hearing the current crop...

Cohen, Foster And Earth, Wind & Fire Up For Hall Of Fame Honour

LEONARD COHEN and producer/composer DAVID FOSTER will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2010.The 75-year-old Bird On A Wire singer has endured a difficult few months after...

Bono Cried Over Cohen

Bono cried when he went to a Leonard Cohen show.The U2 frontman found himself in tears when he watched the 75-year-old folk singer in Monte Carlo because he was amazed by his talent.Bono, 49, said:...

Cohen Returns To Israel

LEONARD COHEN has performed in Israel for the first time in 30 years, despite fears for his health and controversy surrounding the concert.The veteran singer/songwriter, who turned 75 on Monday (21Sep09), collapsed onstage during a...

Cohen Plays Three-hour Show On 75th Birthday

LEONARD COHEN made a triumphant return to the stage with a three-hour concert on his 75th birthday on Monday (21Sep09).The veteran singer sparked fears for his health after collapsing onstage in Valencia, Spain last week...

Cohen Calls For A Halt On Hallelujah

Beloved singer-songwriter LEONARD COHEN is begging his peers to stop recording versions of his anthem HALLELUJAH - because he fears music fans will grow tired of the song if they keep hearing it.The Rock &...

Cohen Monastery Sketches Go On Display

The drawings and sketches LEONARD COHEN created while in seclusion at a Zen monastery in California are to be shown in a new exhibition. The revered singer/songwriter/poet retreated to Mount Baldy's Buddhist hideaway in the San...

Film-maker Stunned By Hegarty's Voice

Film-maker LIAN LUNSON was so touched by British pop star ANTONY HEGARTY's rendition of LEONARD COHEN's IF IT BE YOUR WILL she struggled to edit the performance for a new tribute to the Canadian folk...

Cohen Gets Royal Thumbs Up

Canadian singer/songwriter LEONARD COHEN has been given the royal stamp of approval after Britain's PRINCE CHARLES hailed him as his favourite artist. The royal was being interviewed for a TV programme celebrating his Prince's Trust...

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