Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen

Massey Hall
June 15, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Massey Hall Day is celebrated with a star-studded gala concert, the National Arts Centre names a new head, and SOCAN's AGM is approaching. Also in the news are Polaris Cover Sessions, Banksy, the Up and Downtown fest, Carol Welsman, Don Francks, Fortunate Ones, NXNE's Rooftop Riot, Friday Fan Festivals, Songpull, and a farewell to DJ Fontana. Videos added for your enjoyment.

April 13, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Toronto hip-hop group The Sorority is ready to bust out, a debate over posthumous albums, and a new project for R.E.M.'s Peter Buck. Others in the headlines include Tommy Stinson, the Humboldt Broncos, Lukas Nelson, Nana Mouskouri, Cuban music, Benny Lackner, Elvis Presley, Cecil Taylor and the Rock Hall of Fame.

Photo: CTV News
March 7, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Montreal has a case of Cohen fever, and women jazz musicians make a mark in New York. Also in the headlines are the Music Modernization Act, Rich Aucoin, the VSO, Flight of the Conchords, Faith Healer, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Gwenno, Joni Mitchell, and David Byrne.

February 7, 2018
by Kerry Doole

A look back at a classic Leonard Cohen album, 30 years on, and rock'n roll's current drug problem. Also in the headlines today, Prince, Justin Timberlake, independent radio, Yacht, Juno nominees, J-Lo, Hookworms, Tafelmusik, and David Virelles

Alessia Cara with her Best New Artist Grammy  Photo: popcrush.com
January 29, 2018
by FYI Staff

Alessia Cara became the first Canadian to win the coveted Best New Artist Grammy Award and her performance dazzled. Also winning were Leonard Cohen, Abel Tesfaye, Nova Scotian opera star Barbara Hannigan, and engineer Charles Moniz.

January 3, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Bono incites feminist ire with his comments and a Leonard Cohen collection at the U of T offers gems. Those also featured in today's headlines include Lady Gaga, Major Love, Cheapies, Doug Paisley, Lorde, Rihanna, The Killers, and more Best of 2017 albums lists.

December 11, 2017
by Kerry Doole

In today's roundup, a pioneering digital currency scheme allows fans to purchase a piece of a song. Other topics include a rating of singing drummers, a chorister's Leonard Cohen adventure, Johnny Hallyday's mass funeral, and Neil Young's massive archives.

December 6, 2017
by Kerry Doole

In advance of a new album due next month, the acclaimed folk quartet releases a video for one of its focus tracks. It pays eloquent homage to its subject, Leonard Cohen, building from a quiet beginning to full-blooded neo-gospel fervour.

Alessia earlier this year holding her MTV Moonman Video award
November 28, 2017
by FYI Staff

Justin Bieber, Alessia Cara, Leonard Cohen, Michael Buble and Sarah McLachlan are among the Canadian nominees for this year’s Grammy Awards.

November 15, 2017
by External Source

The release of Sharon Jones’s final album, recorded while she had terminal cancer, is the latest example of an artist saying goodbye through music.

November 10, 2017
by FYI Staff

Those grabbing headlines today include Taylor Swift, Leonard Cohen, deathbed music, Sturgill Simpson, Remembrance Day, young divas, Choir! Choir!Choir!, Pussy Riot, Coco Love Alcorn, Bully, Drive By Truckers, 93-5 The Move, and Simon and Garfunkel.

Sting performing at the Cohen tribute concert at the Bell Centre on Monday night. Photo: Claude Dufresne/Evenko
November 7, 2017
by External Source

Monday night in Montreal, on the eve of the first anniversary of his death, his presence was keenly felt by the 17,000 people who attended a sold out, three-hour, star-studded concert in his memory.