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World Class Rock Week-In-Review: 11/16/16

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Left: Leonard Cohen / Route66 / Shutterstock.com Right: Leon Russell / Randy Miramontez / Shutterstock.com

  • R.I.P. Leonard Cohen, legendary songwriter and poet has died at 82 (CoS)
  • Leon Russell, renowned songwriter and musician, dead at 74 (Rolling Stone)
  • Rockers react to Leon Russell death (UCR)
  • Read the moving eulogy letter Leonard Cohen’s son wrote about his father (Paste)
  • Beck, Win Butler, Nick Cave, Ezra Koenig, Justin Trudeau, more remember Leonard Cohen (Pitchfork)
  • Coldplay honor Leonard Cohen, cover “Suzanne” in London (Spin)
  • The Bataclan reopens on the anniversary of the Paris attacks, claims to have banned Jesse Hughes (AV Club)
  • Bruce Springsteen rescued by New Jersey bikers after motorcycle breaks down (NME)
  • Foo Fighters’ Chris Shiflett sent a fan a new guitar after his was stolen (CoS)
  • Hear Coldplay’s tender, stripped-back version of “Everglow” (Rolling Stone)
  • Hostile Note From Lennon to McCartney headed to auction block (UCR)
  • R. E.M.’s Michael Stipe begins working in music again (Paste)
  • Death Cab for Cutie statement: “Our shows will always be a safe place” (Pitchfork)
  • Bono during his Woman of the Year acceptance speech: “It’s ridiculous for me to be here” (Spin)
  • Father John Misty not stoked about The Voice contestant covering his song (Stereogum)
  • Dawes announce massive North American tour, perform on Kimmel Live (CoS)
  • Hear R.E.M.’s unearthed “Shiny Happy People” Demo Recording (Rolling Stone)
  • Fleet Foxes announce first show in 5 years (Pitchfork)
  • Queen are considering recording new music with Adam Lambert (UCR)
  • The Flaming Lips share new song “How??” (Spin)
  • Gregg Allman’s vocal injury forces him to cancel all remaining shows for 2016, early 2017 (Paste)
  • The xx announce new album, I See You share “On Hold” (Stereogum)
  • Career-spanning Elvis Presley documentary heading to HBO (Rolling Stone)
  • MGMT want to release new music ASAP (NME)
  • Mick Jagger says the Rolling Stones have half an album of new material (UCR)
  • LIV (Lykke Li, Miike Snow, Peter Bjorn & John) share new song “Dream Awake” (Pitchfork)
  • Graphic designer of David Bowie’s Blackstar says there’s an undiscovered secret about the album (Paste)
  • These are all of the secrets David Bowie fans have found in the Blackstar artwork (Spin)
  • David Bowie art auction has already brought in $30 million (AV Club)
  • Lorde teases new album again (NME)
  • King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard announce new album, share “Rattlesnake” (Pitchfork)
  • Neil Young celebrated his 71st Birthday by playing among Dakota pipeline protesters (Spin)

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Dawes – “When the Tequila Runs Out” (Kimmel)

The Flaming Lips – “How??” (Official Video)

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