I think it would be safe to say that interest in mopey singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen may be at an all time high right now. Last week as the result of some dreadlocked clown on American Idol covering Jeff Buckley’s take on Hallelujah the song soared to number one iTunes.
Monday night Cohen was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame by Lou Reed, who gushed over his fellow tribesmen’s lyrics. Yesterday came news that Cohen, who will embark on his first world tour in over 15 years, revealed the European dates. Oh, and the 73 year-old will also put out a new studio album before the year is out too. Not too shabby of a week and a half?
If you didn’t catch the induction ceremonies the other night (which was probably for the best, except for Billy Joel’s hilarious induction of The Coug) Damien Rice did a beautiful rendition of Cohen’s best known song. Enjoy:
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