Leonard Cohen

Watch Joan Shelley, Will Oldham, and Daniel Martin Moore’s Tributes to Leonard Cohen

In a sign of just how bad the past week has been for celebrity deaths, it already feels as if it's been a long time since…
Anna Gaca / December 27, 2016

A New Leonard Cohen Tribute Concert Will Feature Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo, Okkervil River’s Will Sheff, More

The latest tribute to Leonard Cohen, following up a star-powered show in San Francisco last month, is a benefit concert in Brooklyn on January 24th entitled…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 19, 2016

The 101 Best Songs of 2016

When the history books are written, music will probably not be the first thing anyone remembers about 2016. Nevertheless, the music was excellent—memorable and meaningful enough…
SPIN Staff / December 13, 2016

The 50 Best Albums of 2016

There's been no shortage of pessimism about 2016—a year that was plagued with fear, hatred, and confusion. In music, that ugliness was often confronted head-on,…
SPIN Staff / December 12, 2016

Video: Mark Kozelek, Christopher Owens, Tim Cohen, More Cover Leonard Cohen

Last night, an all-star collaborative concert took place in San Francisco to pay tribute to Leonard Cohen in the wake of his death on November…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 28, 2016

Leonard Cohen’s Cause of Death Has Been Revealed

Last week, the great Leonard Cohen passed away. He died on Monday, though his death was announced on Thursday. Now, his cause of death has…
Jeremy Gordon / November 17, 2016

Watch Car Seat Headrest Cover Leonard Cohen’s “Field Commander Cohen”

At a show this past Saturday, Car Seat Headrest covered Leonard Cohen’s 1974 song, "Field Commander Cohen," in tribute to the late singer-songwriter. The performance…
Taylor Berman / November 14, 2016

Leonard Cohen’s Son Pens Emotional Tribute to His Father on Facebook

Six days after Leonard Cohen’s death, the legendary poet and songwriter’s son posted a note on his Facebook page thanking his father as well as…
Taylor Berman / November 14, 2016

Coldplay Honor Leonard Cohen, Cover “Suzanne” in London

Coldplay performed at the London Palladium last night, where frontman Chris Martin paid tribute to the late Leonard Cohen with a solo acoustic cover of his…
Anna Gaca / November 12, 2016

Remembering Leonard Cohen, A Singular Musician and Poet

Leonard Cohen died Monday, but it was not announced until yesterday, on the day that he was buried in his Montreal hometown. His passing, sadly, was…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 11, 2016

Video: John Cale – “Hallelujah” (Leonard Cohen Cover)

John Cale is prepping an expanded reissue of his 1992 live album, Fragments of a Rainy Season. To promote it, he created a new music video for…
Anna Gaca / November 11, 2016

Leonard Cohen Has Died

Update: A Sony Music spokesperson confirmed to Billboard that Cohen passed away on Monday. The New York Times obtained a statement from Montreal’s Congregation Shaar Hashomayim that confirmed Cohen was buried yesterday in…
Taylor Berman / November 10, 2016

Leonard Cohen Got High on Medical Weed and Danced Around While Making His New Album

On You Want It Darker, Leonard Cohen's excellent new album, the 82-year-old songwriting god looks death straight in the eye without flinching. It's an intense listen,…
Andy Cush / October 25, 2016

New Music: Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker

Following the release of the exquisitely austere title track last month, Leonard Cohen's 14th studio album You Want It Darker is now available for streaming at NPR.
Andy Cush / October 14, 2016

Leonard Cohen Debuts “You Want It Darker,” With New Album Coming Next Month

After five decades of plumbing the depths of the human soul in his music, Leonard Cohen's newest album title—You Want It Darker—feels almost like a…
Andy Cush / September 21, 2016
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