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Adele Nursed Thumb Injury At Grammys

10th February 2009

Singer ADELE was in pain throughout the Grammys on Sunday (08Feb09) after ripping off a thumbnail before Saturday night's (07Feb09) MusiCares tribute to NEIL DIAMOND.The British singer, who was named a Grammy Best New Artist,...

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Stars Pay Tribute To Person Of The Year Diamond

8th February 2009

COLDPLAY, the JONAS BROTHERS, ADELE and JENNIFER HUDSON were among the stars paying tribute to NEIL DIAMOND at the MusiCares Person of The Year gala on Saturday night (07Feb09).The stars braved the stormy conditions in...

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Diamond Donates T-shirt Cash To Hurricane Victims

30th January 2009

NEIL DIAMOND has handed over the profits from merchandising sales on his recent tour to the victims of Hurricane Ike. The Sweet Caroline singer admits his heart went out to Texans hit by the 2008 storm...

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Concertgoers Have Sweet Tooth For Madonna's 2008 Tour

2nd January 2009

Madonna's Sticky and Sweet tour was the highest-grossing series of concerts in 2008, with a massive worldwide haul of $281.6 million (193 million).The Material Girl's global jaunt, which featured a virtual duet with Justin Timberlake...

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Foo Fighters And Coldplay To Perform At Neil Diamond Charity Show

31st December 2008

A number of artists are set to appear at a forthcoming charity concert organised by Neil Diamond.Performers including Foo Fighters, Coldplay and Jennifer Hudson are set to join Diamond onstage at the extravaganza scheduled for...

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Coldplay And Adele Confirmed For Neil Diamond Tribute

24th December 2008

Grammy nominees Coldplay and Adele are among the artists set to honour Neil Diamond at a gala concert next year.The British acts will take to the stage at the MusiCares person of the year show...

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Diamond To Be Honoured By Musicares

22nd October 2008

Veteran crooner NEIL DIAMOND will be named MusiCares Person of the Year at the organisation's 2009 ceremony. The Sweet Caroline singer is to be lauded for his industry achievements and philanthropy work at a gala...

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The Things They Say 9838

10th October 2008

"We have the longest ongoing poker game in rock + roll. It's been going since 1977." NEIL DIAMOND on how he and his band pass the time between concerts....

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Diamond Promises Refund To Fans After Bad Show

28th August 2008

LATEST: Crooner NEIL DIAMOND has offered to refund fans who attended a concert he performed with a bad voice. The Sweet Caroline star has had to postpone two shows after catching laryngitis - but offered...

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Diamond Scraps Shows Due To Throat Infection

27th August 2008

Crooner NEIL DIAMOND has been forced to cancel a string of shows after coming down with a severe throat infection. The singer is currently touring the U.S. promoting his latest hit LP Home Before Dark,...

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Diamond Fans Demand Refunds After Bad Gig

27th August 2008

NEIL DIAMOND is in trouble with his fans after delivering a below-par performance in Columbus, Ohio on Monday night (25Aug08). Devotees, who paid up to $120 (GBP66) to see the Sweet Caroline singer live at...

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Diamond Auditioned For Lenny

19th August 2008

Rocker NEIL DIAMOND was so desperate to ditch his squeaky-clean image, he once auditioned to play troubled comedian LENNY BRUCE. Diamond was desperate to land the lead role in the 1974 drama Lenny and reportedly...

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Diamond Credits Tone-deaf Girlfriend For Maines Duet

10th August 2008

Crooner NEIL DIAMOND has his girlfriend to thank for his hit duet with NATALIE MAINES - because her inadvertently taped background singing inspired the hitmaker to call on the DIXIE CHICK. Diamond insists he never...

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Diamond Credits Sick Girlfriend For Album Success

6th August 2008

NEIL DIAMOND's sick Australian girlfriend inspired much of the singer's hit new album HOME BEFORE DARK - because she was undergoing agonising back surgery as he was writing tunes. The singer/songwriter reveals partner Rae Farley...

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Diamond Amazed And 'Crestfallen' About First U.s. Number One

6th August 2008

NEIL DIAMOND was devastated to learn his new album, HOME BEFORE DARK, was his first U.S. number one - because he was convinced he had hit the top spot before. The crooner's new release spent...

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Duffy Leads The Way In 2008 Music Sales Charts

7th July 2008

Duffy has both the bestselling single and album of 2008 so far, according to new figures released today.Statistics published by the Official UK Charts Company show that the Welsh singer's number one hit Mercy has...

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Dizzee Rascal Scores Number One

6th July 2008

Dizzee Rascal has gone to the top of the UK singles chart with his first number one.The rapper's song Dance Wiv Me beat Basshunters's single All I Ever Wanted into the number three spot, with...

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Five-fold Sales Increase For Jay-z After Glasto Success

4th July 2008

Jay-Z's album sales have experienced a near five-fold boost after his triumphant Glastonbury performance, it has been confirmed.The rapper's appearance on the Pyramid Stage at the legendary Somerset festival had provoked much controversy, with many...

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Zz Top Sign To Rubin's Record Label

3rd July 2008

Rockers ZZ TOP are to follow JOHNNY CASH and NEIL DIAMOND as they hope for a career revival at the hands of super-producer RICK RUBIN. The Smart Dressed Man trio has signed a new deal...

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Verve Close Glastonbury With Attack On Eavis

30th June 2008

The Verve closed this year's Glastonbury festival by criticising organiser Michael Eavis, who they suggested opposed their booking.Lead singer Richard Ashcroft thanked Mr Eavis' daughter Emily for selecting them to headline the final day of...

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Diamond Overcomes Technical Difficulties To Wow Glastonbury

30th June 2008

Veteran rocker NEIL DIAMOND overcame an array of technical difficulties to wow the crowds at legendary music festival Glastonbury on Sunday (29Jun08). The America hitmaker was forced to stop halfway through his rendition of Done...

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Ne-yo Overtakes Coldplay To Number One

29th June 2008

Ne-Yo's Closer has climbed one place to knock Coldplay off the top spot in the singles chart, but Vida La Vida remains Britain's number one album.The title track stormed to number one last week from...

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Festivals May See More Silver Crowd Surfers

27th June 2008

Research from Alliance & Leicester has revealed the over 50s will not only be performing at festivals this summer, four million may also be going.The bank has found a fifth (21 per cent) of those...

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Diamond Swapped Fencing For Fame

23rd June 2008

Singer NEIL DIAMOND ditched the chance to pursue a career as a professional fencer to take up music. The star was so successful at the sport he won a full college scholarship granting him a...

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Diamond: 'My First Wife Made Me A Star'

23rd June 2008

Legendary crooner NEIL DIAMOND credits his first wife with his successful music career, because she inspired him to begin writing songs. The Sweet Caroline hitmaker realised he had a talent after he successfully seduced Jayne...

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Duffy Claims Song Of The Year Prize At Mojo Awards

17th June 2008

Duffy's smash hit Mercy has been named song of the year in the Mojo Honours List 2008.The Welsh singer's number one single was called a "timeless song" by the magazine's editor-in-chief Phil Alexander at last...

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Diamond/streisand Have Clever Djs To Thank For Flowers Hit

16th June 2008

NEIL DIAMOND's duet with BARBRA STREISAND on YOU DON'T BRING ME FLOWERS only became a hit when radio DJs started merging the two superstars' renditions of the same song. Diamond wrote the beloved ballad for...

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The Things They Say 8591

15th June 2008

"(I) don't like it. It's not my kind of thing... I swore I would never do it again, and pretty much I haven't... I don't have any talent for acting, and I don't care." NEIL...

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Diamond Was A Teen Victim Of Gang Shooting

12th June 2008

Cleancut rocker NEIL DIAMOND was once shot during his wild youth as a street fighting New York City gang member. The Sweet Caroline hitmaker reveals he ran with a bad crowd growing up in the...

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Singin' In The Rain Remix Claims Number One Spot

9th June 2008

A three-year-old song has topped the UK singles charts after being used by Britain's Got Talent winner George Sampson.Mint Royale's remix of Singin' in the Rain has climbed 27 places to knock Rihanna's Take A...

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