Neil Diamond

The Glorious Corner: PBS Grammy Performances, Neil Diamond, Micky Dolenz, Van Morrison, Cousin Brucie and More

    G.H. Harding  PBS GRAMMY PEFORMANCES — Friday night was the PBS presentation of Great Performances which showcased the Grammy Salute To Music Legends – on February’s Grammy night, 7 artists were chosen for the Lifetime Achievement Awards. Leading off was the induction of Neil Diamond, that had Monkee-Micky Dolenz performing “I’m A Believer,” […]

Grammy Salute to Music Legends: Neil Diamond Honored

  Follow The Mac Wire on Twitter and  M.A. Cassata on Instagram and  Facebook   TV News Desk   The Recording Academy™ will honor its 2018 Special Merit Awards recipients with “GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends®,” an awards ceremony and live tribute concert on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. This year’s Lifetime Achievement […]

Neil Diamond Announces Retirement From Touring Following Parkinson’s Diagnosis

      Follow The Mac Wire on Twitter and  M.A. Cassata on Instagram and  Facebook Neil Diamond, one of the best-selling singers of all time, announced Monday he was immediately retiring from touring after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Following his doctor’s advice, the Brooklyn native who turns 77 on Wednesday scrapped Australia and New Zealand stops […]

The Glorious Corner: Neil Diamond, Micky Dolenz, Three Dog Night, The Post and More!

  G.H. Harding  DOLENZ ON DIAMOND — This Sunday are The Grammy’s in NYC – at  the Garden. Singer/songwriter Neil Diamond is being awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award. Micky Dolenz has written a tribute to him which appears in the program for the night. Here it is: “I first heard Neil Diamond’s ‘I’m A Believer’ […]

50 Years Later, Neil Diamond is Still the Ultimate Entertainer

Displayed with permission from Neil Diamond performs at his 50th anniversary tour at Madison Square Garden in New York City June 15, 2017. (Matt Smith | For NJ Advance Media) NEW YORK — There was a knock at Neil Diamond’s door. It was Richard Bennett, his faithful guitarist — on this night 40 years ago, […]

Celine Dion To Receive 2016 Billboard Icon Award

  Celine Dion will receive the Icon Award and perform Queen’s ‘The Show Must Go On’ at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards (BMAs). The 48-year-old singer will be recognised for her 36-year career at the upcoming ceremony by becoming just the fifth person to receive the prestigious accolade, following in the footsteps of Neil Diamond, […]

For Director, Landing Pacino Was Something to Sing About

Join The Fun! Please follow The Mac Wire  on Twitter  and M.A. Cassata  on Facebook. BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — “Danny Collins” casts Al Pacino as a veteran pop star who still fills arenas, has a gaggle of granny-aged groupies and a signature song with a call-and-response element that smacks of “Sweet Caroline.” But Danny Collins is not Neil Diamond. […]

Coming To Terms With Neil Diamond, King of ’70s Adult-Oriented Radio

The voice still triggers nausea, evoking car rides with my parents to carpet stores and furniture depots with the radio tuned to “easy listening” stations, which were anything but. Amid roaring hormones and grinding angst and wild energies pressing against the windows of our great blue Buick was music that possessed all the intensity of […]

Micky Dolenz, Lead Singer and Drummer of The Monkees Announces Upcoming Solo Album, ‘Remember’, Poised for Worldwide Release on September 25, 2012

Micky Dolenz, lead singer and drummer of The Monkees is gearing up to release his new album, Remember, which features many songs that mark great milestones in his life, as well as some new songs. This album is scheduled to release worldwide on September 25, 2012 (Waterfront Ent. Group/RoboRecords and Universal Music Distribution). Produced and […]

Neil Diamond Set For Walk of Fame

Neil Diamond will celebrate the 40th anniversary of his Hot August Nights album by unveiling a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next month. The singer will be honored with the 2,475th star on August 10 – in front of the Capitol Records Building. Hollywood Chamber of Commerce officials have been trying to nail […]

The Monkees Pay Tribute To Davy Jones

The Monkees drummer Micky Dolenz says he had a premonition that Wednesday would be a terrible day after suffering bad dreams “all night long.” The group’s British-born frontman Davy Jones died early on Wednesday after suffering a massive heart attack at the age of 66, and a heartbroken Dolenz reveals he had a feeling something […]

Hey Hey They’re Monkees! Two New Complete Season DVDs To Be Released on September 27

On September 27, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release both television seasons of The Monkees in two separate boxed sets. This is the first time in over 10 years that both seasons have become available on DVD, since their original Rhino Records release. [MSRP $39.98 per set] The 32 half-hour episodes of Season #1, contained on […]

Monkee Micky Dolenz Comes To Copiague’s Tanner Park Friday (July 22)

MICKY DOLENZ, the lead-singer of the legendary group The Monkees (who are just wrapping up the first-leg of their summer, 45th Anniversary tour) comes to Long Island, this Friday, at Copiague’s Tanner Park. Tanner will be Dolenz’s first date on his own summer-tour, which includes a series of dates around the country. Says Dolenz, “It’s […]

The Mac Wire Goes To The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Induction For 2011

By Anne M. Raso  (Photos: Anne Raso and Splash)    (March 15)—Last night’s Rock And Roll Hall of Fame induction was special simply because for so many years, Alice Cooper fans have been circulating petitions to get the original shock rock group into the Hall–and it was about time. Backstage, it was great to see […]