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Adele Ripped Off Thumbnail Before Grammys

2/10/2009 11:22pm EST
Singer Adele was in pain throughout the Grammys on Sunday after ripping off a thumbnail before Saturday night's MusiCares tribute to Neil Diamond.

The British singer, who was named a Grammy Best New Artist, was forced to wear a large white bandage on her thumb as she performed Diamond's "Cracklin' Rosie" on the night before the Grammys, and a Band Aid to the big show on Sunday.

She tells, "I ripped my nail off. I had fake nails on and I was having a tickling fight and it bent back and ripped my nail underneath off."

Chris Brown-Rihanna Drama, Kanye West Mullet, And Old People Rule This Year's Grammys

2/9/2009 10:51am EST
Neil Diamond
For the 2009 Grammy Awards, contributing writer Simbarashe keeps a blog as everything happens live! Time for this year's Grammys. Since I'm doing this live I'll have no choice but to post only my initial gut-reactions as things happen, so hopefully this will be to your reading benefit. If someone is hot, I'll let you know. If someone is not, I'll let you know that too. I'm just wondering if anything I blog can or would be used against me.

8:00pm - I'm excited! The Grammys have started!

8:00pm - U2 kick things off with their new single "Get On Your Boots". It's like ZooT...

'American Idol' Week 4

2/5/2009 5:02pm EST
American Idol
The traveling circus known as the first weeks of "American Idol" packed up its tents from eight audition sites and finally set up shop in Hollywood. The Kodak Theatre, home of the Academy Awards, played host to 147 hopefuls for another round of individual try-outs.

Once everyone was settled in, Simon Cowell gave a nice welcome speech that didn't help anyone's nerves: "All we're looking for is a star. Good luck."

The potential pop stars were then taken away to a conference room, where Barry Manilow - was Neil Diamond busy that day? - gave them an inspired pep talk that included thi...

Top 10 Artists Who An Aging Music Snob Can Start Admitting He/She Likes

1/27/2009 11:10am EST
Hall & Oates
When you're a music snob, you have a reputation to uphold. As such, you can't afford to be caught with God awful crappy discs in your collection, or can you? Suddenly, before you know it, you reach an age where you just don't care anymore - think one of your embarrassing aunts dancing to the YMCA at a wedding, looking like a fool, but having the time of her life. The following are some artists that even if you're an indie rocker with impeccable taste, there comes a time where you have to start admitting these guys are good.

Neil Diamond: The trick to this guy is hearing other people...

Revamped 'American Idol': Upgrade or Downgrade?

1/15/2009 12:26pm EST
American Idol
After the seemingly unstoppable juggernaut that is "American Idol" concluded its seventh season in May 2008 with 2.7 million fewer viewers than the previous season's finale, creative forces behind the show scrambled to regroup. This summer, Fox executives wasted no time in announcing big changes for the singing competition's upcoming 8th season.

On the minds of fans and critics alike: Would audiences accustomed to the 'AI' formula accept the alterations? Would the changes be enough to stymie the slow bleed of viewers? Who the heck is Kara DioGuardi?!?

Let's examine the much-hyped...

Sarah Brightman To Release First Ever Christmas CD, 'A Winter Symphony,' Nov. 4

10/18/2008 10:00am EDT
Sarah Brightman
It continues to be a stellar year for soprano Sarah Brightman, who recently captivated the world with her stunning performance at the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 World Olympics. Brightman was chosen as the sole international performer to perform at the Olympic opening ceremony and was given the honor of singing the Olympic theme song, "You and Me," with Chinese star Liu Huan. The song was a highlight of the spectacular opening ceremony, which was broadcast to over five billion viewers. In only 26 hours after the ceremony, "You and Me" was downloaded a staggering 5.7 million times. ...

'American Idol' Says Goodbye To Brooke White

5/1/2008 9:06am EDT
Brooke White
The final five contestants on "American Idol" gracefully welcomed the legendary Neil Diamond to the stage Tuesday night. One of the music industry's most enduring singer/songwriters of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, Neil Diamond is noted for popular singles such "Cherry, Cherry," "Red, Red Wine," "Sweet Caroline" and many others. The remaining handful of contestants stepped out of the mainstream contemporary bubble for a temporary flashback to the past. While some were able to transform two songs into their own, others fell victim to the songs' time period, bringing forth a wave of criticis...

Neil Diamond Joins 'American Idol' Tonight

4/29/2008 3:51pm EDT
Neil Diamond
Legendary recording artist and American icon Neil Diamond will be appearing on American Idol and Jimmy Kimmel Live this week in support of his new album, Home Before Dark. Home Before Dark, produced by Rick Rubin, will be released on Columbia Records on May 6.

Neil Diamond will appear as a mentor to the remaining five contestants on American Idol on Tuesday April 29 and Wednesday, April 30. The idols will be singing Neil Diamond’s songs on April 29, where Diamond will also appear in pre-recorded segments giving the contestants guidance and advice on their song choices and interpretati...

Neil Diamond To Launch 37-City North American Tour Beginning July 19; New CD Out May 6

4/18/2008 5:30pm EDT
Neil Diamond
To the delight of his millions of fans, legendary singer, songwriter and performer Neil Diamond will return to concert stages this summer for a 37-city North American tour, it was announced by AEG Live.

Tickets for the North American tour, scheduled to kick off July 19th in St. Paul, Minnesota, will go on sale in select markets beginning Monday, April 28th. The North American leg follows a series of European dates starting May 24th in Rotterdam, with new dates recently added to accommodate an overwhelming demand for tickets. More information on the U.S. tour is available on www.nei...

Amanda Overmyer Is Eliminated From The 'American Idol' Competition

3/20/2008 10:41am EDT
American Idol
Finalist Amanda Overmyer was eliminated last night from the American Idol competition after she received the fewest votes. On Tuesday's performance show, Overmyer, 23, from Mulberry, IN, sang "Back in the U.S.S.R."

Ryan Seacrest also announced that music superstars Mariah Carey, Dolly Parton, Neil Diamond and Andrew Lloyd Webber will be mentors this season.

On Tuesday, March 25 (8:00-9:30 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the Top 10 finalists (Brooke White, Carly Smithson, Chikezie, David Archuleta, David Cook, Jason Castro, Kristy Lee Cook, Michael Johns, Ramiele Malubay and Syesha M...

Grammy Award Winners To Host 'My Night At The Grammys'

11/29/2007 11:07am EST
Faith Hill
Two-time Grammy Award winner Melissa Etheridge, five-time Grammy Award winner Faith Hill and nine-time Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys will host "My Night At The Grammys," a new entertainment special celebrating the upcoming Grammy Awards 50th Anniversary with the Top 25 Grammy moments, as voted on by viewers, as well as the stories behind them as told by the artists themselves, to be broadcast Friday, Nov. 30 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS.

Christina Aguilera, Billie Joe Armstrong, Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, Bono, Elvis Costello, Celine Dion, Alan Jackson, Elton John, Ricky Martin and Us...

More Monkees Deluxe: 2nd Set Of Limited-Edition Reissues Out July 10

7/4/2007 6:00pm EDT
The Monkees' tale is legendary. Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Mike Nesmith and Peter Tork were plucked by fate from a mass casting call in 1966. Asked to portray a zany rock band in the spirit of the Beatles' A Hard Day's Night, the quartet went on to out-sell the Beatles and The Rolling Stones combined; more than 16 million albums between 1966 and 1968. After Peter Tork's recent outcry against the Monkees' exclusion from the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame despite their importance as a pop culture phenomenon, Los Angeles' KRTH-FM started a grass roots campaign to get the group inducted. Brian Wilso...

Comprehensive Three CD Box Set Spotlights The 4 Seasons' Influential Legacy

6/20/2007 8:00pm EDT
Frankie Valli
LOS ANGELES - Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons have sold more than 100 million records worldwide. More than 40 years after lead singer Frankie Valli, guitarist Tommy DeVito, bassist Nick Massi and keyboardist Bob Gaudio first topped the charts with "Sherry"-the first of three consecutive #1 hits-the group is back in the spotlight.

Thanks to Jersey Boys, a Tony® award-winning musical based on the band's story, the music and legend of Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons are both finally getting their due. The musical is currently playing to sold-out crowds regularly at the August Wilson Theater ...

Celebrity Birthdays, January 24

1/24/2007 3:00am EST
Mischa Barton
Happy Birthday to "That's So Raven" actor Ricky Ullman (1986), star of "The O.C." Mischa Barton (1986), American actress/singer Tatyana Ali (1979), "Scooby Doo" actor Matthew Lillard (1970), American gymnast Mary Lou Retton (1968), Dream Theater bassist John Myung (1963), German actress Nastassja Kinski (1959), British musician Jools Holland (1958), "Animal House" actor/comedian John Belushi (1949; d. 1982), singer/songwriter Warren Zevon (1947; d. 2003), American actress Sharon Tate (1943; d. 1969), American singers Aaron Neville and Neil Diamond (1941), parody singer Ray Stevens (1939), "...

International Superstar Andrea Bocelli Announces Fall Tour Dates For November And December

11/8/2006 10:33am EST
Andrea Bocelli
International superstar Andrea Bocelli returns to the U.S. for select concert dates beginning November 30 at the famed Madison Square Garden in New York City. This not-to-be-missed show will feature the tenor performing some of the world's most famous opera arias as well as love songs from his platinum-selling smash Amore. The CD marked Bocelli's highest debut ever and has remained on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and the top of the Classical Crossover chart since its release in January. On November 7, the highly anticipated follow-up to Amore, Andrea Bocelli: Under The Desert Sky, wi...

The Monkees Celebrate 40 Years With Reissues Of First Two Albums As Limited, Double-Disc Editions

8/24/2006 3:35pm EDT
Hey! Hey! It's The Monkees' 40th anniversary. The '60s hitmakers revisit their '66 debut and '67 follow-up with limited-edition reissues of the group's first two #1 albums. Rhino remasters and expands both albums for deluxe, double-disc sets that feature stereo and mono mixes of the original releases, rare alternate versions of album tracks, as well as previously unreleased tracks. "The Monkees" and "More Of The Monkees" are now available.

The Monkees formed in 1966 when Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Mike Nesmith and Peter Tork were picked out of a mass casting call to portray a band on a ...

Various Artists Featured On Neil Diamond Compilation "Forever Neil Diamond;" Out May 23

5/9/2006 4:07pm EDT
Neil Diamond
On May 23rd celebrate the songwriting talents of superstar musician and performer Neil Diamond with a brand new collection of songs on CD. Recorded by a tremendously varied group of artists over an equally expansive period of time, Forever Neil Diamond showcases the wide appeal of these 14 Diamond-penned classics. Beginning with pop band The Monkees' 1967 #2 Billboard pop chart hit "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You" to the legendary Elvis Presley's 1970 recording of "And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind" to alternative rockers Urge Overkill's cover of "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon," Diamond's...

Barbra Streisand Will do Another Farewell Tour

3/22/2006 10:29am EST
Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand is to do another farewell tour. The singer-turned-actress - who last said 'goodbye' to fans in 2000 - will kick the 20 date run off in the autumn. An insider told New York Post newspaper "Barbra will perform 'in the round' from the middle of arenas. She'll be paid $2 million per show, with the best tickets retailing for $1,500 a pop."

They added: "Organizers are trying to find a suitable opening act. "They've tried unsuccessfully for Rod Stewart, Neil Diamond and Andrea Bocelli as opening acts. Now they're trying to get Il Divo."

Although this latest tour has yet ...

U2, The Rolling Stones, Kenny Chesney Raked in the Dough in 2005

1/24/2006 10:34am EST
Irish rockers U2 made more money than any other act in 2005, according to Billboard's Money Makers chart. The band made over $255 million from current and back catalogue album and digital sales and box office receipts between January 10 and December 4, 2005.

The Rolling Stones came in at number two with over $152 million, followed by country singer Kenny Chesney, who made almost $88 million. Paul McCartney was close behind at number four with $84 million, but would have only made it to number seven if not for The Beatles' 1.3 million album sales in the same time period.

In fifth ...

Today's Celebrity Birthdays, Jan. 24

1/24/2006 3:00am EST
Mischa Barton
Happy Birthday to "That's So Raven" actor Ricky Ullman (1986), star of "The O.C." Mischa Barton (1986), American actress/singer Tatyana Ali (1979), "Scooby Doo" actor Matthew Lillard (1970), American gymnast Mary Lou Retton (1968), Dream Theater bassist John Myung (1963), German actress Nastassja Kinski (1959), British musician Jools Holland (1958), "Animal House" actor/comedian John Belushi (1949; d. 1982), singer/songwriter Warren Zevon (1947; d. 2003), American actress Sharon Tate (1943; d. 1969), American singers Aaron Neville and Neil Diamond (1941), parody singer Ray Stevens (1939), "...

New CDs This Week (Nov. 8)

11/8/2005 4:42pm EST
Beastie Boys
A number of notable new releases this week including new albums from Kenny Chesney, Neil Diamond, Cyndi Lauper, Floetry, Kate Bush and Young Buck; greatest hits collections from the Beastie Boys, Lenny Kravitz, Eurythmics and Limp Bizkit; live albums from Jeremy Camp, The Mars Volta, Tanya Tucker and Sepultura; and a whole bunch of other stuff. There's lots out this week, so check out this list of noteworthy releases for Tuesday, November 8th (many with reviews)...

AZ - A.W.O.L.

Beastie Boys - Solid Gold Hits

Bob Marley and the Wailers - Africa Unite: The Singles Collection