I was glad to be a part of it. Unlike most of the performers at the Last Waltz, Diamond only performed a single song. Along the way he did so much cocaine there Neil Diamond Vs Gamblin Pete Breaks - Dj Ted Shred - Mix Tape Vol.
3 (CDr) a chunk in one of his nostrils that Scorsese and his team had to remove from the finished movie one frame at a time. Newswire Powered by. Close the menu. Rolling Stone. Log In. Luckily, the tumor was benign, and the surgery was successful, although it lasted a grueling nine hours.
After waking up, Diamond had to go through a heavy recovery process and use a cane as he relearned how to walk. ABC says that even today, he still experiences "severe and chronic" back pain as a side effect of the surgery. Despite the intensity of what he went through, the Neil Diamond of had no intention of letting this setback force him into retirement.
It wasn't long before he started targeting a major comeback the next year, by starring in a remake of the classic film The Jazz Singer. To be fair, it's hard for musicians to successfully make the jump into acting. It happens sometimes, but not often. Sure, that rapper Will Smith ended up becoming one of the biggest movie stars in the world, but on the other hand, nobody ever wants to remember From Justin to Kelly.
Though a lot of effort went into producing Neil Diamond's remake of The Jazz Singerthe movie itself didn't go over so well. These days, Rotten Tomatoes ranks it at about 15 percent, and beloved film critic Roger Ebert famously said upon The Jazz Singer 's release that the film "has so many things wrong with it that a review threatens to become a list. Even worse, as the AV Club points out, the film contains a horribly problematic and bizarre blackface sequence that never should've made it past the first draft.
Viewers weren't thrilled either, and one of the movie's investorsLew Grade, reportedly referred to the box office results as "disappointing. Neil Diamond definitely loves making musicbut he no longer needs to make music to support himself. Basically, he made so much money back in his earlier years that he could easily just sit back on an island and live on royalties if he wanted to.
And Diamond still makes crazy amounts of money today, earning royalties whenever people download "Sweet Caroline," for example.
Consider for a moment just how long Neil Diamond's music has been around, and it's hard not to notice how his songs have transformed from pop hits to part of the tapestry of American life. Now that the guy is almost 80 years old, he's done trying to redefine music. He's made his mark. His name is in the history books. So over the past decade, he's more or less been on a retirement tour, picking up lifetime achievement awards left and right.
Inhe got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Inhe put out a 50th anniversary collection. Inthe Recording Academy celebrated his legacy with a lifetime achievement award. You get the idea. None of this means he can't still put out new music whenever he feels like it, it just means he's taken a step back from the industry as a whole and now has the opportunity to bask in his achievements. It's like when Captain Kirk got promoted to Admiral Kirk, minus the fancy red sweater. When it comes down to it, Neil Diamond is a family man, and that role comes first in his life.
He takes care of the people close to him, in even conducting an interview with the Telegraph alongside his year-old mother, Neil Diamond Vs Gamblin Pete Breaks - Dj Ted Shred - Mix Tape Vol. 3 (CDr). She offered the journalist corn on the cob. Now, that doesn't mean everything has always been perfect in his family life. In the s, he and his wife of 30 years divorced.
But unlike the dramatic celebrity breakups you usually see on TV, this one seems to have gone pretty smoothly. Diamond elected to split his fortune evenly with his ex, explaining that, Neil Diamond Vs Gamblin Pete Breaks - Dj Ted Shred - Mix Tape Vol.
3 (CDr) earned every penny. None of my career would have been the same without her. Sincehe's been married to Katie McNeal, according to Paradewho is also his co-manager. He's had four grown children, who in turn have created seven grandchildren.
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