Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen, Canadian Poet and Songwriter Dies

The Canadian poet and novelist turned epic songwriter has died. In a music career that spanned nearly five decades, Leonard Cohen wrote more than 20,000 recordings of his songs have been made by folk singers, like Judy Collins and Tim Hardin, and later by performers from across the pop music spectrum, among them U2, Aretha Franklin, R.E.M., Jeff Buckley, K.D. Lang, and Elton John.

NAMM Tec Awards Honor Joe Perry

The 2017 NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards will honor Aerosmith co-founder Joe Perry and his producer Jack Douglas. The NAMM Foundation announced October 27 that Perry will receive the Prestigious Les Paul Award given on behalf of the Les Paul Foundation to honor individuals who have set the highest standards of excellence in the creative application of recording technology in the spirit of audio pioneer and musician Les Paul.