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Aimee Mann Shares Cover of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Avalanche’

Aimee Mann's captivating cover of Leonard Cohen’s "Avalanche," which serves as the theme song for HBO's true-crime docu-series I’ll Be Gone In The Dark, is now available for…
Katherine Turman / September 18, 2020

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Perfume Genius Shares Organ-Infused Cover of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Bird on the Wire’

On Tuesday (Sept. 9) indie pop star Mike Hadreas -- known by his stage name Perfume Genius -- hopped on Los Angeles radio station KCRW to perform…
Brenton Blanchet / September 9, 2020

Leonard Cohen Estate ‘Exploring Legal Action’ Over Unauthorized Use of ‘Hallelujah’

Add Leonard Cohen's estate to the growing number of musicians and musician estates to rebuke the Trump campaign for playing their music without authorization.
Daniel Kohn / August 28, 2020

The 25 Best Soundtrack Albums of the 1990s

In the 1980s, music and film collided for cross-promotional blockbusters both transcendent (Purple Rain) and transcendently cheesy (Footloose). In the ‘90s, soundtracks continued to sell…
Al Shipley / August 27, 2020

Montreal Residents Sing Leonard Cohen’s ‘So Long, Marianne’ From Their Balconies

As almost everyone in the world is practicing social distancing, a Montreal block paid tribute to local son Leonard Cohen. Captured in a…
SPIN Staff / March 23, 2020

Watch Courtney Barnett’s Lovely Cover of Leonard Cohen’s “So Long, Marianne”

One chill way to start your weekend is by sinking into Courtney Barnett's new MTV Unplugged set. The Aussie singer-songwriter performed selections from throughout her…
Tosten Burks / December 6, 2019

Leonard Cohen’s ‘Thanks for the Dance’ Finds New Life After Death

You Want It Darker, Leonard Cohen’s final album, released in 2016, was a kind of preemptive memorial service. Like Bowie’s nearly contemporaneous Blackstar,…
Will Gottsegen / November 25, 2019

Brother of Mercy: Our 2002 Leonard Cohen Profile

This story originally appeared in SPIN's March 2002 issue. In honor of Cohen's posthumous album Thanks for the Dance, we've republished it below.
Mikal Gilmore / November 22, 2019

New Leonard Cohen Album Featuring Beck, Feist, More Announced: Hear the First Single

A new posthumous Leonard Cohen album is arriving later this year. Thanks for the Dance is Cohen's first full-length release since his death in 2016, and…
Will Gottsegen / September 20, 2019

Watch a Trailer for a New Documentary About Leonard Cohen and His Muse Marianna Ihlen

A new documentary about the relationship between Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen, his longtime lover and "muse" (famously, the inspiration for his beloved Songs of Leonard…
Winston Cook-Wilson / May 22, 2019

Prince Charles Likes Leonard Cohen

In case you're tired of year-end music recommendations from lowly commoners, Charles, Prince of Wales, recently sat down with composer Michael Berkeley for a BBC Radio 3 conversation about…
Tosten Burks / December 28, 2018

David Crosby, Leonard Cohen, Miles Davis Documentaries to Premiere at 2019 Sundance

Sundance Film Festival has unveiled its feature film lineup for the upcoming year's installment running in Park City, Utah from January 23 to February 2. Those in…
Tosten Burks / November 28, 2018

Leonard Cohen Art Exhibit Coming to New York and San Francisco

An art exhibition devoted to Leonard Cohen will stop at the Jewish Museum in New York next April, The New York Times reports. Originally organized for…
Tosten Burks / November 13, 2018

Leonard Cohen Wrote a Poem Called “Kanye West Is Not Picasso”

The Flame---a posthumous book of Leonard Cohen poems, lyrics, and other scribblings---was published on October 2. As Pitchfork points out (via singer-songwriter Amanda Shires' Twitter)…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 11, 2018

A New Posthumous Leonard Cohen Album Is in the Works

A new posthumous Leonard Cohen album is set to arrive next year. The songwriter's son Adam Cohen recently sat down with CBC Radio, where discussed…
Rob Arcand / September 27, 2018
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