That must have been Satan who did not like this, but he was not getting anything for Christmas anyway. :-)
Leonard Cohen liked Lincoln's version so much he gave Lincoln his permission to release it with the stipulation that Lincoln change the title to Another Hallelujah. Leonard has had electric guitarists in his band add a solo to the end of the song these days when Leonard plays it live. Lincoln was really into the Jeff Buckley version, but obviously realized that the original lyrics would not work well in a church setting. Lincoln revamped the lyrics to a song he loved and Leonard Cohen approved .
The bassist is Norm Stockton. Check out his CD Raw Like Sushi.
The JJ's sound the best.