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Leonard Cohen, legendary singer-songwriter, dies aged 82

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Leonard Cohen, the legendary singer-songwriter whose work inspired generations, has died at the age of 82.

A post to his official Facebook page on Thursday 10 November announced the musician’s passing in Los Angeles.

“It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away. We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries,” the post said.

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Billboard: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness Premieres ‘Fire Escape’ Video, Promises ‘Experimentation’ on Sophomore Album

Andrew McMahon wants you to expect the unexpected on his sophomore album as Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness.

The California-based musician has changed course throughout his career with Something Corporate, Jack’s Mannequin, and now Wilderness, and the upcoming album will continue that trend with a “dynamic” new sound filled with “experimentation.”

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Source: Billboard.com

SPIN: Red Hot Chili Peppers Reveal 2017 U.S. Tour Dates

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Earlier this year, the Red Hot Chili Peppers finally returned with their 11th studio album, this summer’s (so-so) The Getaway. And with new music comes a new tour—as such, the often-shirtless funk-rock pros have announced a slew of North American concerts for 2017.

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WXRT: Top 15 Fall Album Releases

As summer winds down, fans of alternative music have several major album releases to look for this fall.

BYRON BAY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 27: Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter of Phantogram perform on stage at Splendour In the Grass 2014 on July 27, 2014 in Byron Bay, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
BYRON BAY, AUSTRALIA – JULY 27: Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter of Phantogram perform on stage at Splendour In the Grass 2014 on July 27, 2014 in Byron Bay, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

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Forbes: Why SoundCloud’s Demise Would Hurt Indie Artists

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SoundCloud is seeking a buyer, and that could make it much more difficult for indie music artists across all genres to have their music heard. The streaming music service is reportedly seeking a sale in the $1 billion range in a deal that could alter that part of the music landscape for a long time.

Courtney Barnett Rocks SNL Season Finale

Courtney Barnett’s debut performance on the season finale of Saturday Night Live is winning her fans among the general population and media observers as well. Check out her video of Barnett and her band performing “Pedistrian At Best” (above) and “Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go to the Party”(below) on the show.