Read Leonard Cohen’s Poem “Kanye West Is Not Picasso”

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Leonard CohenThe late Leonard Cohen was at least as well known for his poetry as for his legendary songwriting. He has a new posthumous book called The Flame: Poems Notebooks Lyrics Drawings out now, and the collection includes a poem called “Kanye West Is Not Picasso.” … More »

Posthumous Leonard Cohen Album In The Works

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There’s a posthumous Leonard Cohen album in the works, according to his son Adam Cohen. In a new interview with CBC Radio (via Pitchfork), his son said that Cohen left behind a collection of unfinished songs. “I was tasked with finishing a few more songs of his that we started together … More »

Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, & Janis Joplin’s Chelsea Hotel Doors Sold At Auction

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The legendary Chelsea Hotel has been under renovation since 2011, and a couple years ago a former resident noticed that the construction workers were planning to throw out the building’s old doors. He put a stop to that, transporting them from the site and researching what famous people stayed in each rooms. The … More »

Kurt Cobain, David Bowie, & Other Rock Stars’ Handwriting Made Into Downloadable Typefaces

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The new frontier in rock-star hero worship: fonts. More »

Sorority Noise – “Chelsea Hotel No. 2″ (Leonard Cohen Cover)

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Sorority Noise’s You’re Not As _____ As You Think was one of the best albums of 2017 and, as part of a process of revisiting and refining that LP that started with last fall’s Alone 7″ (which filled in that blank in the title), the band has announced an acoustic version of … More »

Watch The National Cover Leonard Cohen’s “Memories” In Montreal

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The National contributed to the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal’s recent Leonard Cohen exhibition, and while performing in his Montreal hometown on Thursday, they decided to pay tribute again. The band closed their set with a cover of his Death Of A Ladies’ Man track “Memories,” and you can watch their rendition of the … More »

Courtney Love, Seth Rogen, Bettye Lavette Join Leonard Cohen Tribute Concert

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In a couple weeks on 11/6, the Leonard Cohen tribute concern Tower Of Song: A Memorial Tribute To Leonard Cohen will take place at the Bell Centre in Montreal, and some additional guests have been announced today. Courtney Love, Seth Rogen, Bettye Lavette, Coeur de Pirate, Ron Sexsmith, and BØRNS will all perform alongside the … More »

Leonard Cohen – “Leaving The Table” Video

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Last year, only a few weeks before he died, Leonard Cohen released You Want It Darker, a profound and thoughtful goodbye album. In retrospect, songs like “Leaving The Table” were always about preparing for death. And at last night’s Polaris Awards, the audience got to see an early look at director Christopher Mills’ … More »

Lana Del Rey, Elvis Costello, Feist, & More Playing Leonard Cohen Tribute Concert

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Later this fall, almost exactly a year after Leonard Cohen’s death, a strange and intriguing group of artists will gather at Montreal’s Bell Centre to pay tribute to the man. The list of artists on the bill is a somewhat strange but intriguing one, and it includes Lana Del Rey, Elvis Costello, Feist, Philip … More »

James Murphy Wanted Leonard Cohen On New LCD Soundsystem Album

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LCD Soundsystem released their comeback album American Dream on Friday and James Murphy revealed some of its backstory in a new interview for Crack Magazine. Murphy spoke about the passing of influential celebrities like David Bowie, who was a friend of his, and Prince. Then, he touched on the fact that he … More »