Leonard Cohen is planning to release a new album in 2012 titled Old Ideas. Speaking with Reuters while in Spain to collect his award for top authors who do not write in Spanish Cohen said:
The tantalising possibility of a new album from the great Leonard Cohen has arisen. The exciting news comes via Leonard Cohen’s own fan website (via The Quietus), the state of play being that a new release was touted by Cohen’s friend Alberto Manzan in an interview. He said a new LP from the grand lord
This year’s annual Helpmann Awards took place in Sydney this week, with Powderfinger and Leonard Cohen among the major winners.
Australian music promoters have fared very well in a poll charting the most successful live promoters across the globe. No less than seven homegrown organisations made it onto the list put together by Pollstar magazine, a publication that covers the fluctuating fortunes of the live music industry across the world. The list is based on
Still touring and still a mesmerising artistic presence (and in Australia as recently as late 2010), Leonard Cohen‘s achievements have been recognised by him winning Spain’s prestigious Prince of Asturias Award for Letters, beating off competition from literary heavyweights such as novelist Ian McEwan as well as Canadian author Alice Munro. The jury announced their
Still basking in the happy glow of his becoming a new dad, Rufus Wainwright has been kept extra busy lately with sorting out the make up of a new box set, set for release later this year. The news is up on the Canadian/American’s website, which reads, “There are plans afoot to release a beautiful
In something of a surprising, heartwarming announcement, modern doyen of songwriting Rufus Wainwright has revealed that he has become a father for the first time to a little girl, with the mother none other than Leonard Cohen‘s daughter, Lorca. The newborn’s name is (what else?) Viva Katherine Wainwright Cohen. A statement on Wainwright’s website reads,
Leonard Cohen has announced another live concert tour of Australia and New Zealand.