‘Sweet Caroline’ royalties will go to Boston

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, Neil Diamond will donate royalties from his song "Sweet Caroline" to the One Fund Boston foundation.
April 24, 2013, 11:27 PM

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, Neil Diamond will donate royalties from his song “Sweet Caroline” to the One Fund Boston foundation.

Sweet Caroline has been played at every Boston Red Sox home game for more than a decade.

Diamond is planning to write a song about the bombings and other tragedies including the Aurora, Colorado and Newtown, Connecticut shootings.

“I’m writing now and obviously affected by this situation in Boston, so I’m writing about it just to express myself,” he told Rolling Stone on Monday.

“It’s like an infestation, and I’m writing about the general situation, not just about this bombing in Boston, but what we’re going through with all of these tragedies – shootings and so on and so forth.”

Two bombs exploded in the crowded streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon last week killing three people and injuring at 282, according to the Boston Public Health Commission.

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