Neil Diamond Inspired By BostonTo Write New Song [VIDEO]
My wife and I were at Fenway Park this past Saturday for that historic tribute to Boston after the Boston Marathon bombings last week. One highlight of the day was Neil Diamond performing the Boston Red Sox rally song, “Sweet Caroline” live in the middle of the 8th inning. Diamond was so moved by events, he’s writing a new song.
Here are the details, from entertainment.nbcnews.com.
According to Steve Baltin, Rolling Stone:
“Though a native New Yorker, Neil Diamond has become an inspirational figure in the city of Boston’s recovery from the bombings at the Boston Marathon last week. Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” is a staple at the Red Sox’ Fenway Park, and Saturday he made national news by being a surprise guest there to lead the crowd in a rousing rendition of the singalong at the team’s first home game since the bombings.
With the singer already in the midst of penning new material, he tells Rolling Stone he’s been moved to write about the tragedy. “I’m writing now and obviously affected by this situation in Boston, so I’m writing about it just to express myself,” he says. The unnamed song from the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will cover more than just the events in Boston. “It’s like an infestation, and I’m writing about the general situation, not just about this bombing in Boston, but what we’re going through with all of these tragedies – shootings and so on and so forth. With a little bit of help from the man upstairs, I’ll have it finished by the weekend, said Diamond.”