Monday, January 24, 2011 9:14AM - By Jeffrey Hyatt
Wow. Neil Diamond is 70 today. The singer/songwriter has spent 50 of those 70 years in the entertainment business, cranking out a hefty collection of big hits and classic tunes. And then there’s the sequin-adorned shirts.
The man behind songs like “Sweet Caroline,” Solitary Man” and “Forever In Blue Jeans” will also – finally – be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March in New York City. He joins Tom Waits, Alice Cooper, Dr. John and Darlene Love in the 2011 class. So even more reason to celebrate this year.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 8:42AM - By Joseph Oliveto
The 2011 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were announced recently, People reports, with big names Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond and Tom Waits among those being honored, along with slightly lesser known acts Dr. John and Darlene Love. Sadly for New Jersey college girls, Bon Jovi was yet again passed over despite speculation that the patron saint of karaoke night would finally make it in this year. Maybe he can write a melodramatic yet inspiring song about it.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010 10:54AM - By Travis Woods
Last Sunday night’s match-up at Boston’s Fenway Park between hometown heroes the Red Sox and bitter rivals the New York Yankees featured a musical invasion of sorts, with appearances by Dr. Dre, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, and God… er, Neil Diamond (don’t even make a joke—I will gladly knife-fight anyone who makes fun of the Diamond), with both Tyler and Diamond turning in musical performances of, let’s say, ‘varying’ quality.
Live Daily reports that Dr. Dre appeared pre-show to hawk a new set of Red Sox-themed headphones, called “Beats By Dre,” while Interscope chairman Jimmy Iovine talked up Dre’s new single with Jay-Z, “Under Pressure.”
Monday, December 14, 2009 12:36PM - By Laura Aguirre
The Obamas were among a bevy of A-list performers on Sunday night at the National Building Museum, celebrating the annual Christmas in Washington benefit concert. Among the famous were singers Neil Diamond and Mary J. Blige, the band Sugarland, comedian George Lopez, and teen sensation Justin Bieber.
Friday, December 11, 2009 1:11PM - By Seraphina L.
One of the most successful pop singer-songwriters, Neil Diamond, has recreated a favorite pop song for those who celebrate Hanukkah. In this animated version, you’ll see Adam Sandler‘s “Hanukkah Song” literally animated for every lyric. Although it’s a bit weird to hear Diamond take on the comedy-filled song and add a couple of electric guitar solos, it’s still a pretty funny watch.
Get yourself in the mood for the holidays with Neil Diamond’s version of the song below!
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 7:53AM - By Matt Unangst
Pollstar, the leading authority on the subject of concert news, has released monetary figures on 2008′s concert tours. Leading the way is Madonna, who brought in an astounding $105.3 million with her Sticky & Sweet tour. It seems like the older the act, the better the revenue. The only groups/musicians who began their careers in the past 20 years are country acts Kenny Chesney and Rascal Flatts.
Here is the full top ten (numbers are in millions of dollars):