Leonard Cohen

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

Leonard Cohen Is 82 Years Old and Still Releasing Albums

Frank Ocean takes more than four years to release two albums. Meanwhile, Leonard Cohen is 82 and getting ready to drop his third album in the…
Brian Josephs / August 12, 2016

Bob Johnston, Producer of Classic Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash Albums, Has Died

Bob Johnston, producer of many classic albums from the 1960s and beyond, has died. The Austin Chronicle reports that Johnston had been in hospice care…
Andrew Unterberger / August 16, 2015

Watch Father John Misty Perform a Slinky Cover of Leonard Cohen’s ‘I’m Your Man’

Days after performing Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped Box," Father John Misty has added another classic cover to his on-tour set list. Currently on the road in support of his…
Rachel Brodsky / February 17, 2015

Magic! Lead Canada’s 2015 Juno Award Nominations

The nominees for this year's Juno Awards, Canada's equivalent of the Grammys, were announced today. It was magical. Seriously — white reggae aficionados Magic! led the…
James Grebey / January 27, 2015

7 Albums to Stream: Julian Casablancas and the Voidz, the Drums, Leonard Cohen, and More

Welcome the weekend by streaming new albums from Julian Casablancas + the Voidz, the Drums, King Tuff, Leonard Cohen, and many more. Find links and…
Kyle McGovern / September 19, 2014

Leonard Cohen Goes Dark on ‘Almost Like the Blues’

Leonard Cohen proved he still has some new music in him when he announced plans for the release of his thirteenth album Popular Problems earlier this…
Brennan Carley / August 19, 2014

Leonard Cohen Will Celebrate His 80th Birthday With a New Album

According to the webmaster of Leonard Cohen's website, the Canadian singer plans to release a new album next month in celebration of his 80th birthday.Titled…
Brennan Carley / August 11, 2014

See Leonard Cohen Croon Spooky, Unreleased ‘I’ve Got a Little Secret’ Live

Leonard Cohen is still wryly ruminating on mortality, aging, and withered love. The 78-year-old living legend debuted ghostly cabaret tune "I've Got a Little Secret"
Kyle McGovern / September 16, 2013

Local Natives’ Taylor Rice Rides for Sufjan, Attempts to End the NYC vs. LA Debate

Full of lush vocal harmonies and ringing guitars, Local Natives' 2010 debut album, Gorilla Manor, had an unmistakably Californian aura. For the follow-up, though, the…
Bryan Hood / January 24, 2013

Leonard Cohen’s ‘Book of Longing’ Prompts Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Leonard Cohen is a songwriting great. A true living legend. He also, like some of the Important Male Writers of his generation — Philip Roth,…
Marc Hogan / July 23, 2012

Feist, Drake, and Japandroids Make Polaris Prize Long List

What artist's album will join the ranks of Arcade Fire's The Suburbs and Fucked Up's The Chemistry of Common Life as a recipient of the…
Kory Grow / June 15, 2012

Leonard Cohen’s Ex-Manager Guilty of Making His Life ‘Utter Living Hell’

Leonard Cohen's return to the U.S. stage after a 15-year absence in 2009 wasn't purely a matter of artistic necessity, but a financial one —…
SPIN Staff / April 13, 2012
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