Neil Diamond Releasing New Song Inspired By Marathon Bombings
June 26, 2013 at 2:40 PM (PT)
Pop legend NEIL DIAMOND plans to release a new song inspired by the recent BOSTON MARATHON bombings. "Freedom Song (They’ll Never Take Us Down)," will be released on JULY 2nd, with 100% of the purchase price equally benefiting ONE FUND BOSTON and the WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECt. The song -- written, recorded and produced by DIAMOND -- will be released on COLUMBIA RECORDS and available on iTUNES and AMAZON MP3.
"I, like so many other Americans, felt helpless during the recent attacks in BOSTON and wanted so much to reach out and not only help those people affected in a direct way but to lift their spirits as well and let them know they were not alone; that the entire American community felt a close kinship with them," DIAMOND said. "I was inspired enough to devote myself to the creation of a new song which expressed my love for this country and its two greatest assets: the spirit of its people and the freedoms it has afforded us all by law."
DIAMOND will perform the song as a special guest at the 33rd annual broadcast of A CAPITOL FOURTH, America’s National Independence Day celebration, which airs on PBS THURSDAY, JULY 4th from 8-9:30p ET. In addition, he will debut his live performance of the new song during the NATIONALS-BREWERS game on THURSDAY, JULY 4th at NATIONALS PARK in WASHINGTON, D.C.