Thursday, 6 September 2012

Neil Diamond Anthem Axed At Penn State

Neil Diamond Sweet Caroline anthem has not been supported by Penn State football programme's game day festivities because they have some concern that lyrics are inappropriate following the U.S. school's recent sex scandal.

The tone had adopted during matches in Beaver Stadium but officials fear lyrics like "Touching me/Touching you" are not suitable in the wake of the scandal which resulted in former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky's recent conviction on 45 counts of child sex abuse. 

Greg Myford athletic director of Penn State's said that the song lyrics has not been appreciated due to his no links with university.He says, "It has no real origin at Penn State."  

Monday, 13 August 2012

Neil Diamond received Walk of Fame star!!

Neil Diamond who is popularly Known for his hits like "Sweet Caroline" and "Red Red Wine" -- receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on the accomplishment of nearly five-decade career in music industry this Friday.

"This is probably the most fun," the 71-year-old singer told reporters after the ceremony.

"I didn't have to campaign for it. They wanted me. They opened their arms and took me in, and that makes it all the better."

Diamond born in New York 1941 and has sold over 125 million albums worldwide.

Fifty-six of his songs have made Billboard Magazine's Hot 100 list of the most heard songs, and he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011.

"He is one of those people, rare in entertainment, who America loves," said renowned composer Randy Newman at the ceremony, comparing him to Bing Crosby and Judy Garland.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Neil Diamond Ready For Walk Of Fame Honour

Neil Diamond will enjoy his 40th anniversary of his groundbreaking Hot August Night live album by unleashing a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next month (Aug12).

The singer will be honoured with the 2,475th star on 10 August (12) - in front of the Capitol Records Building.

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce officials have been trying to nail Diamond down to a date for years.

Spokeswoman Ana Martinez tells WENN, "We finally were able to pin him down for a date to dedicate his star. This is one busy man and we are thrilled to honour this legendary performer."

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Neil Diamond Donates To Shooting Victims!!!

Neil Diamond has donates all his proceedings which he earns at his Denver, Colorado show and decided to relief fund for victims of last Friday's (20Jul12) cinema massacre.

In the incident 58 got injured and around 12 fans were killed when suspected gunman James Holmes entered a packed Aurora theatre and allegedly opened fire, just after the midnight start of new Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises.

Diamond who performed show on at Denver's 1stBank Center on Thursday (26Jul12) and confirmed all the profits from the show to be utilize to help those affected by the shooting.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Music Legend Neil Diamond In Saskatoon

Few eminent things to noticed about Neil Diamond plays at Credit Union Centre before we proceed further.

The crowd expected there was more huge in number than the people of Saskatchewan's eighth largest city of Estevan, there was more than 12,000 presents.

And they'll all be singing Sweet Caroline no less.

Scott Ford with CUC highly recommends concert goers arrive early. Buses will also be shuttling concert goers from some of the major malls. It's $5 for a round trip.

"Tonight's concert is an Evening with Neil Diamond, so there is no opening act. The show will start at 8:00. So for this event we're opening doors at 6:30 pm," Ford said. And the show will be a historic one. This is Neil Diamond's first time preforming in Saskatchewan.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Neil Diamond at Wells Fargo

Despite having an age of 71 year old, he is an heart breaking performer, with a lot of sweat, lot of people and lot of noise the performance of Neil Diamond at Wells Fargo was fabulous and deserve appreciation.

"I bet they told you these were front-row seats," he said, turning his back on the arena to face the people seated on the extreme right, almost behind the stage. But then, he allowed, it wouldn't take much for him to come back front and center, or indeed, to turn his attentions anywhere. "Basically," he said, "I go where there is noise."

The arrangements of Diamond's songs have expanded over the years, often becoming sprawling and unwieldy; the trouble with touring in front of a 14-piece band is that he evidently feels the compunction to use it on every song. The impassioned "Shiloh" benefited from the quasi-orchestral swell, but "I Am … I Said" was buried in bombast. Diamond's voice has hardened with age, and he often gave in to the temptation to over-sing, as if trying to reach the top tier without the aid of a microphone. No wonder he was sweating.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Neil Diamond engaged with his manager Katie McNeil

Neil Diamond is engaged with his manager Katie McNeil.

On Wednesday "Sweet Caroline" singer shared the news via Twitter .

He wrote on Twitter, "Good news coming from sunny LA/ and you're the first I want to tell/ Katie & I just got engaged/ and I hope you wish us well".

He writing, "I'd like you to meet Katie. I'm lovestruck. I took this photo in London last month."

McNeil produced Diamond's 2009 documentary, "Neil Diamond: Hot August Night/NYC."