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Leonard Cohen Celebrates 82nd Birthday With New Song

The veteran musician has been keeping devotees waiting for news of his much-anticipated 14th studio disc for several months, but, as he celebrated his big day on Wednesday, Cohen announced his album, You Want It...

Leonard Cohen: 'I'll Be Close Behind Late Lover'

The singer and poet wrote to Marianne Ihlen, the woman who inspired his song So Long Marianne, after hearing she was close to death. His passionate note was read to Ihlen shortly...

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...

Leonard Cohen's Marianne Dies

Marianne Ihlen died last week (ends29Jul16) and Jan Christian Mollestad, who is currently completing a biographical film about her, informed the songwriter. In a Facebook post, Cohen has asked that Mollestad's letter...

Elton John: ‘Bieber Was Hanging By His Fingertips’

The iconic British singer has had decades of experience in the music industry, and while some of his peers may have been hoping Justin would fall from grace following incidents of bad behaviour, Elton is...

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 Release Live Album With New Sons

Leonard Cohen's upcoming live album will feature two new songs.The 80-year-old singer/songwriter is bringing out 'Can't Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour' complete with the previously unheard tracks 'Never Gave Nobody Trouble' and 'Got...

Leonard Cohen And The Weeknd Win Top Trophies At Juno Awards

Singer/songwriter Cohen nabbed the Album of the Year award for Popular Problems, while The Weeknd picked up the Artist of the Year title at the ceremony, which took place at Hamilton, Ontario's FirstOntario...

Bob Dylan Inducted Into Grammy Hall Of Fame

Records from Bob Dylan, Sex Pistols and Lou Reed are among those inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.The 'Like a Rolling Stone' singer's iconic 1975 LP 'Blood on the Tracks' is one of 27...

Leonard Cohen To Release Dvd Of Tour

Leonard Cohen is releasing a DVD from his world tour. The 80-year-old singer - who embarked on his sold-out world tour at the end of last year - is set to release a recorded version...

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...

Carly Rae Jepsen Triumphs At Juno Awards

Carly Rae Jepsen picked up three Juno awards this weekend.The 27-year-old singer - who was nominated for five prizes - took home the Best Pop Album prize for 'Kiss' at a private gala dinner on...

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,...

Alanis Morissette: I'll Write Songs Until I'm Dead

Alanis Morissette has vowed to write songs until she's ''dead''.The 38-year-old singer - who recently released her eighth studio album 'Havoc and Bright Lights' - admits she gets ''really depressed'' when she is not penning...

Leonard Cohen Moves U.k. Shows

Veteran singer Leonard Cohen has been forced to move two of his upcoming U.K. shows to a new venue due to "unforeseen circumstances".The musician was due to perform at Hop Farm in Kent on 8...

Festival Goers Disappointment As Leonard Cohen Swaps Hop Farm For Wembley

Leonard Cohen has disappointed festival-goers by announcing he is withdrawing from Hop Farm and playing The Emirates Stadium instead, reports The Ukpa."Due to unforeseen circumstances, Leonard Cohen's two shows at Hop Farm, Kent, on 8...

Rufus Wainwright Marries

Rufus Wainwright has got married.The 39-year-old singer tied the knot with German-born theater producer Jorn Weisbrodt in front of 250 guests at his home in Montauk, New York yesterday (23.08.12).Following the ceremony, the celebrations continued...

Rufus Wainwright To Wed Long-term Partner

Rufus Wainwright is to wed his long-term partner Jorn Weisbrodt on Thursday (23.08.12). The 39-year-old singer and the German-born theatre producer - who got engaged in November 2010 - are to tie the knot at...

Rufus Wainwright To Wed Long-term Partner

Rufus Wainwright is to wed his long-term partner Jorn Weisbrodt on Thursday (23.08.12). The 39-year-old singer and the German-born theatre producer - who got engaged in November 2010 - are to tie the knot at...

Leonard Cohen, Feist & Drake Up For Canada's Polaris Music Prize

Leonard Cohen, Feist and rapper Drake are among the 40 acts chosen as contenders for this year's (12) Polaris Music Prize for the best Canadian album of 2012.The country's music industry officials have released the...

Leonard Cohen Donates $50,000 Prize To Charity

Leonard Cohen refused to accept a $50,000 (£31,250) prize as he was presented with a top Canadian honour on Monday night (14May12) and instead donated the cash to charity.The Hallelujah hitmaker was named as the...

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 Thanks Ex-manager At Sentencing

Leonard Cohen thanked his former business partner for exposing her own wrongdoing in court as she was jailed for 18 months on Tuesday (17Apr12).The Hallelujah hitmaker read aloud a statement as his ex-manager and onetime...

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