oh man. I'll never feel the same about Neil Diamond. What an ass, as is anyone associated with the rats.
All that talent, what a waste.
I'd recommend buying (as I did 10 years ago) the Velvet Gloves and Spit album with underrated Diamond gems like "Twobit Manchild" and "Practically Newborn" (ignore "The Potsmoker's Song" if you want), but not now.
Actually this isn't the first time I've seen Neil branded as a lib by a FReeper. Now I know why.