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Neil Diamond Sings ‘Freedom Song’ For Boston

(Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

(Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Neil Diamond is continuing to show his support for Boston Marathon bombing victims, this time with a new song benefiting charities One Fund Boston and the Wounded Warrior Project.

“Freedom Song (They’ll Never Take Us Down),” due out July 2, comes after the singer surprised Bostonians with a performance at a Red Sox game in the week following the bombings. He performed Fenway favorite “Sweet Caroline” for fans and subsequently donated all royalties from its surge in sales to the One Find Boston.

“I was moved by the unity and the attitude of the people in Boston,” Diamond told Billboard. “And that’s really all a songwriter needs, is to be inspired. It doesn’t happen very often but when it does you have to follow that muse and I did.


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