Neil Leslie Diamond (born January 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter with a career that began in the 1960s. Diamond has sold over 125 million records worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. He is the third most successful adult...Wikipedia
Born: 24th January, 1941, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Height: 6' 0" (183 cm)
Claim to Fame: Songs: "America", "Sweet Caroline"
12 Songs is the twenty-sixth studio album by Neil Diamond, released in 2005. It was his first album of all-original, all-new material since 2001's Three Chord Opera. It was produced by Rick Rubin and is often erroneously cited as the first Diamond album since the Bang Records era to feature the artist playing acoustic guitar; in truth he played guitar on his Uni/MCA output and his Columbia output, possibly uncredited on most, if not all, albums.
In 1981, his screen "acting" debut in The Jazz Singer (1980) beat out Kirk Douglas (Saturn 3 (1980)), Anthony Hopkins (_Change Of Seasons, A (1980)_), Richard Dreyfuss (The Competition (1980)), Michael Caine (The Island (1980)), Robert Blake (Coast to Coast (1980)) and four others to "win" the first-ever Worst Actor Razzie Award for 1980.
Was a top fencer during his time at New York University.
METALLICA, AEROSMITH, AC/DC Make BILLBOARD's List Of Top 25 Live Artists Since 1990
May 28, 2014
METALLICA, AEROSMITH and AC/DC have made Billboard magazine's list of the 25 highest-grossing touring artists from 1990 through 2014.
The music industry publication ranks THE ROLLING STONES, U2, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, MADONNA and BON JOVI as the five acts to have earned over a billion.
Billboard's 25 highest-grossing touring artists from 1990 through 2014:
01. THE ROLLING STONES
03. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
05. BON JOVI
06. ELTON... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 9 months ago
By Tom MurphyFri., Dec. 9 2011 at 12:30 PM
Guns N' Roses (due Sunday, December 11 at 1STBANK Center) is a household name at this point and hardly needs an introduction. During the late 1980s, Guns proved that you could come out of L.A. and not have songs that were just thinly disguised paeans to sexual conquest.
Guns didn't go for the glam look of the era, either, and the band's gritty music was more in line with the kind of rock and roll made by Aerosmith and Hanoi Rocks. But with the stories that came out of singer Axl Rose's experiences... Read More
Posted by kitty1119 3 years ago
Columbia Records announces the release of "A Cherry Cherry Christmas", the new Neil Diamond holiday collection, available in stores and online Tuesday, October 13. The title song, "Cherry Cherry Christmas," is filled with references to many of Diamond`s greatest hits. Newly written and recorded by Neil Diamond for Christmas 2009, it is destined to become a new Christmas standard.
Newly included with the re-mastered classics are a transcendent "Amazing Grace"; another new Neil Diamond original, "Christmas Dream"; and a party-time version... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 5 years ago
Jennifer Hudson has been announced to be among the Grammy nominees who`ll sing the songs of Neil Diamond at February`s MusiCares Person of the Year gala. The Grammy week event could mark the first public appearance of the Dreamgirls Oscar winner since the tragic events in late October, when her mother, brother and nephew were killed in Chicago. Besides Hudson, those announced to perform Feb. 6 at the Los Angeles Convention Center also include Tim McGraw, Coldplay, Josh Groban and Foo Fighters, reports Variety. The 51st annual Grammy Awards will be held Feb. 8... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 6 years ago
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Neil Diamond will be the honoree at the music industry`s annual MusiCares fundraiser, which will take place in Los Angeles on February 6, two days before the Grammy Awards, organizers said.
The 67-year-old singer has been designated as the charity`s person of the year in honor of his philanthropic work. MusiCares, the charitable arm of the group that organizes the Grammys, helps musicians with health and financial problems.
Previous honorees have included Billy Joel, Bonnie Raitt, Elton John and Brian Wilson.
Diamond is currently on... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 6 years ago
After Johnny Carson's retirement from the show, Jay Leno stepped in as his permanent replacement. The...
This is my job. Someone much greater than me gave me that job. He said, `You, you with that stupid look on your face - go out and sing until I tell you to stop.` I haven`t heard the word yet so I`m just going to keep doing it.
I already have `Sweet Caroline.` Most of these people haven`t heard `Hell Yeah` or `Man of God,` but I see them and they`re listening, and that`s really all I want.