Neil Diamond: Not Just a Man, But an Entire Genre

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As if Neil Diamond's unbelievable support of the Seattle-area Tejano scene and Hurricane Ike victims weren't enough to cement his awesomeness, then get a load of this quote, which was included in a press release announcing that Diamond will be honored as the MusiCares 2009 Person of the Year at a pre-Grammy benefit concert next Friday in L.A., which will include performances by Coldplay, the Jonas Brothers, Faith Hill, Kid Rock, and Seattle's own Los Volcanes.

Quoth Diamond: "There's probably a little category called 'Neil Diamond' which is a broad spectrum of rock and roll, mixed in with theatrical music, mixed in with country music, mixed in with Latin music, mixed in with Jewish melodies, throw a little dash of Afro-Cuban music in with some ballroom dancing too."

Afro-Cuban? Who knew?! Anyhoo, enjoy Will Ferrell's sterling impersonation of the studded one after the jump.

 
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