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Legendary singer and songwriter Leonard Cohen has passed away at the age of 82.
The influential artist has had a career that spanned over five decades, with fifteen albums under his belt. His dark style led to a brand new uprising of similar artists in the sixties and seventies, only being surpassed by Bob Dylan in influence.
Cohen was born in September 1934 in Westmount, Quebec. He learned guitar in his teens and found his first ventures in poetry. After difficulty with selling books of his work, he went to New York to discovery to folk-rock scene, which he made his own. His career from then on is history. He released his latest album You Want It Darker last month. Cohen was best known for his songs such as 'Hallelujah'.
His death was announced on his Facebook page, with the following message:
Rest in peace, Leonard Cohen. Thank you for sharing your art with the world..
English post-hardcore outfit Architects has lost on of it's founding members. Guitarist Tom Searle has passed away after a three-year battle with cancer. He was 28.
The band was amidst their tour for their new record All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us, released earlier this year. The album has been critically acclaimed and is revered as the band's best record so far. Several tour dates have were cancelled earlier on the cycle, including European and U.S. Headlining appearances, as a result of Searle's illness.
A statement posted on Facebook by twin brother and bandmate Dan Searle reads:
The band has started a donation page for the hospice that cared for Tom through his illness, the Marlets Hospice. You can donate here.
Architects will continue the tour without Tom in September when they head to Australia; see all of their tour dates here. A fill-in guitarist has not yet been announced. Read our review for All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us, too - it's one of our favorite records of the year.