Last Lap: Wednesday’s Odds And Ends In Music News


Happy Birthday, Leonard Cohen!
Leonard Cohen turns 77 today. To celebrate, read Mike Barthel‘s chronicle of Cohen’s song “Hallelujah” and how it became a television-montage staple, or listen to “Suzanne” or “Everybody Knows,” or pre-order the Complete Leonard Cohen box set that’s on the way. [Pitchfork]

Wilco, Coldplay Live on Letterman
This morning we mentioned that Coldplay had appeared on The Late Show to perform “Paradise.” They also recorded a full concert for Live on Letterman that streamed last night and is now available on demand. Tonight at 8PM ET, Wilco (featuring a newly jolly Jeff Tweedy) will do the same. [Live on Letterman]

Jessie J Is Not Coming Back To America Anytime Soon, But Cher Lloyd Might Be
Popdust has the latest in UK pop news: Cher Lloyd (who impressed on the UK version of The X-Factor) has a new single (that we’re kind of into) and Ellie Goulding has replaced Jessie J on Katy Perry‘s continuing U.S. tour. [Popdust]

Daryl Hall’s Web Show “Live From Daryl’s House” Coming To Broadcast
The premise: bands come to Daryl Hall‘s house and jam (a mix of the band’s and Hall and Oates‘s songs) and then they all sit down and eat dinner. The first two episodes to hit syndication will feature, respectively, Train and Fitz and the Tantrums. [Billboard]

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