Neil Diamond cheating on the Red Sox

Neil Diamond, whose cloying “Sweet Caroline” is joyfully sung at each Red Sox game at Fenway Park, is performing his newest single “Freedom Song (They’ll Never Take Us Down)” during the Nationals-Brewers game on Thursday, July 4 at Nationals Park. This is the first time Diamond performs this song live, which he was inspired to write in the wake of this past April’s Boston Marathon bombings and a visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

“Freedom Song (They’ll Never Take Us Down)” will be released on July 2, with 100% of the purchase price equally benefiting One Fund Boston and the Wounded Warrior Project. The song will be released on Columbia Records and available on iTunes ( and Amazon MP3.