Music
LEONARD COHEN OFFERS RARE PEEK INTO HIS PROCESS AT 'POPULAR PROBLEMS' PREVIEW (09/11/2014)  Leonard Cohen has yet to conquer the struggle of songwriting, and he doesn't expect to anytime soon. "If I knew where the good songs came from, I'd go there more often," he said last night, receiving laughs at a private preview of...  

THURSTON MOORE'S NEW DAY: INSIDE HIS UPBEAT ROCK & ROLL SOLO ALBUM (09/11/2014)  "Playing with this group made me want to create something really positive, because the music was really positive," Thurston Moore says. "Originally, the working title was Detonation, which has a different vibe to it." He...  

BONO REVEALS SECRETS OF U2'S SURPRISE ALBUM 'SONGS OF INNOCENCE' (09/09/2014)  U2 surprised the world today by releasing Songs of Innocence, their first album in five years, as a gift from Apple, available for free immediately to anyone with iTunes. The band made the announcement with Apple CEO Tim Cook at a Cupertino press...  

OG FEMINIST ROCKERS FRIGHTWIG STILL BLAZING A TRAIL (09/08/2014)  Unless you were into very underground punk in the early '80s, you probably don't know Frightwig--but you should. They were perhaps the first all-female DIY punk band, and they blazed a trail from San Francisco across the U.S. in the name of...  

ENDURINGLY DRAMATIC ITALIAN SOPRANO MAGDA OLIVERO DIES AT 104 (09/08/2014)  One of the last great Italian divas, and one of opera's most thrilling voices, has finally gone silent. Soprano Magda Olivero died in Milan, Italy today, according to multiple media organizations including the newspaper La Repubblica. She was...  

MARTHA WALSH: THE MOST FAMOUS UNKNOWN SINGER OF THE '90S SPEAKS OUT (09/02/2014)  Martha Wash was sitting in a Los Angeles hotel room, furious and confused. It was late 1990 and the singer, relaxing before a show that night, had decided to unwind with some channel surfing. She stumbled upon a new music video by Italian house...