Leonard Cohen

  1. Leonard Cohen Changes U.K. Concert Date for Religious Reasons

    July 03, 2013 5:40 AM EDT Legendary singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen has rescheduled one of his British tour dates at the U.K.'s 02 venue for religious reasons. The 78-year-old performer's request to reschedule meant O2 owners AEG had to issue an apology to fans ...

  2. Leonard Cohen's Former Business Manager Convicted of Harassment

    April 13, 2012 7:11 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A jury convicted Leonard Cohen's former business manager Thursday of harassing the singer-songwriter and repeatedly violating a court order to stop contacting him. The panel reached its verdict within hours of receiving th ...

  3. Taylor Swift Among Diverse Honorees At Songwriters Hall

    June 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The iconic ballad "Bridge Over Troubled Water" was so stirring that even a young Paul Simon knew he was onto something special when he composed it 40 years ago. "I thought, 'Hmm. That's better than I usually write,'&q ...

  4. Publishing Round-up: Songwriters Hall of Fame, Billy Joel, Diana Krall, ASCAP and More

    June 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The Songwriters Hall of Fame has added music publishing executive Keith Mardak to those who will be honored at its induction ceremony on June 17 at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel. Mardak, who is chairman/CEO for the Hal Leonard Corp., will ...

  5. Leonard Cohen To Enter Hall of Fame

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Among those up for enshrinement in the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year are Leonard Cohen, key members of Earth, Wind & Fire, and producer-composer David Foster. The hall made the announcement of its inductees on Tuesday. Earth, Wind & F ...

  6. Games Ceremony Is Most Watched TV Event In Canada

    February 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Vancouver Olympics opening ceremony was the most-watched television event ever in Canada, Games organizers said. Vancouver staged the first indoor opening ceremony and tapped Canada's reserves of world-famous talent, like film actor Donal ...

  7. Leonard Cohen Delays Europe Tour After Back Injury

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Leonard Cohen has postponed an upcoming European tour by six months after hurting his lower back while exercising. A statement said his doctors advised the 75-year-old to follow the same four- to six-month regimen of physical therapy as athletes d ...

  8. Sony To Issue Vintage Leonard Cohen Performance

    September 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Following the success of his "Live In London" (Columbia) recorded at the O2 Arena, Sony Music Entertainment is issuing a second Leonard Cohen live album in 2009. "Leonard Cohen Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970" (Sony Music Entert ...

  9. Leonard Cohen Returns To Stage After Collapse

    September 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Leonard Cohen celebrated his 75th birthday in Barcelona at the last concert of his 10-date Spanish tour, just three days after collapsing on stage before 6,000 fans at a sell-out in Valencia. Some 14,000 fans at the Palau Sant Jordi stadium stood ...

  10. Leonard Cohen Due To Return To Stage

    September 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Singer Leonard Cohen is expected to return to the stage on Monday after he collapsed during a concert in Spain on Friday and was rushed to hospital. The Canadian, who turns 75 on Monday, was halfway through a performance of his hit song "Bird ...

  11. Leonard Cohen Announces Second U.S. Leg Of World Tour

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Leonard Cohen will return to the United States this fall to perform in theaters and arenas, beginning Oct. 17 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla., and wrapping Nov. 13 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. Select tickets for the 15-date U ...

  12. Polaris Long List Revealed

    June 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The $20,000 Polaris Music Prize has announced its so-called "long list," with a diverse set of acts including Joel Plaskett, Leonard Cohen and rapper k-os making the cut. The prize, which is awarded to a specific album based on artistic ...

  13. Leonard Cohen Confirms U.K. Open-Air Show

    April 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Following his successful return to the live circuit in 2008, Leonard Cohen has confirmed a U.K. outdoor show at Mercedes-Benz World in Surrey on July 11. The Marshall Arts-promoted show in Weybridge, outside London, has a 15,000-capacity. Seated t ...

  14. Leonard Cohen Dazzles At New York Tour Warm-Up

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Tuning up for a spring North American tour, Leonard Cohen played his first show on American soil in 15 years last night (Feb. 19) at New York's Beacon Theatre. The three-hour performance featured all of Cohen's classics, including " ...

  15. Cohen Supports Australian Bushfire Relief

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Veteran Canadian songsmith Leonard Cohen and his Australian touring party have thrown their support behind victims of the deadly bushfires currently raging through the Victorian state of Australia. Cohen and his touring support act Paul Kelly, tog ...

  16. Leonard Cohen Sets NYC Show, Tour To Follow?

    January 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Leonard Cohen will play his first U.S. concert in 15 years at the Beacon Theatre in New York on Feb. 19, and speculation is that it will serve as the anchor for a North American tour. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday (Jan. 16) via Ticketmast ...

  17. Bandier Hails Million-Selling 'Hallelujah'

    January 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sony/ATV Music Publishing chairman and CEO Martin Bandier has spoken of the longevity and current success of "Hallelujah," which is currently No. 1 in the U.K. singles chart. The cover of Leonard Cohen's 1984 song by Alexandra Burke ...

  18. The Year In Music & Touring: Jersey Bands Lead The Year's Top 25 Tours

    December 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Where else but in the world of touring would Miley Cyrus and Leonard Cohen be on the same short list? This year's tally of Top 25 Tours comprises many artists long familiar to concertgoers, but the list is not completely dominated by veterans ...

  19. Cohen Sings With Promoter At London Finale

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Leonard Cohen wrapped up four major dates in London with a three-hour set at the Royal Albert Hall. The veteran Canadian singer songwriter has played two 18,000-capacity dates at the O2 arena (Nov 13 and 14) and two more at the 5,200-capacity Roya ...

  20. Cohen Adds O2 Date

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Leonard Cohen is extending his U.K. tour in November by adding a second night at at the O2 Arena. The veteran Canadian singer songwriter will now play an 18,000-capacity show on Nov. 14 in addition to the Nov. 13 performance, which the promoter sa ...

  21. Leonard Cohen Set For First Tour In 15 Years

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Leonard Cohen is embarking on his first tour in 15 years this summer, beginning with a June 6-7 stand in Toronto. The 73-year-old artist, who was inducted last night (March 10) into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will be backed on th ...

  22. French songwriter Marly Dies At 88

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Wrote resistance anthem 'Chant des Partisans.' French songwriter Anna Marly died yesterday (Feb. 15) in her house in Alaska at the age of 88. During her career Marly wrote more than 300 songs, but she is best known for having penned the ...

  23. Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame To Honor Cohen

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Gala to be held February 2006. Leonard Cohen is among the Canadian songwriters to be honored at the Third Annual Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame gala on Feb. 5, 2006 in Toronto. Other songwriters being honored include classical composer Lionel D ...

  24. Canadian Music Scene To Be Featured On BBC Radio

    October 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two-part series to be broadcast Oct. 29, Nov. 5. DJ/historian Bob Harris will spotlight Canada's music scene in a major two-part series for BBC Radio 2 in the United Kingdom. "The Maple Music Revolution" will be broadcast Oct. 29 an ...

  25. Leonard Cohen Sues Former Manager

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Leonard Cohen sued his longtime manager Aug. 15 for allegedly defrauding the legendary composer of at least $5 million. LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Leonard Cohen sued his longtime manager Aug. 15 for allegedly defrauding the legendary ...

  26. Leonard Cohen Sues Business Manager

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Complaint states Lynch 'stole' over $5M. Leonard Cohen sued his longtime business manager Monday (Aug. 15) for allegedly defrauding the legendary composer of at least $5 million. The complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court seeks da ...

  27. Macklam/Feldman To Manage Leonard Cohen

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Singer/poet has album and tour in the works. Vancouver-based Macklam/Feldman Management has signed singer/songwriter/ poet Leonard Cohen. The Canadian artist's upcoming projects include an album, international tour and book. Cohen recently wr ...

  28. Macklam/Feldman To Manage Leonard Cohen

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Singer/poet has album and tour in the works. Vancouver-based Macklam/Feldman Management has signed singer/songwriter/ poet Leonard Cohen. The Canadian artist's upcoming projects include an album, international tour and book. Cohen recently wr ...