Foo Fighters and Coldplay to honour Neil Diamond

Bands team up for special gala gig

Foo Fighters and Coldplay have been announced to appear at Neil Diamond‘s forthcoming charity concert.

They will join the likes of Adele, John Mayer, Tim McGraw and actress Jennifer Hudson at the charity gala gig at Los Angeles Convention Centre on February 6, 2009.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the MusiCares program, which aids musicians in times of financial, medical and personal crisis, reports Rolling Stone.

Diamond, who will also perform, was named MusiCares 2008 Person Of The Year for his charitable work.

The veteran singer’s most recent album ‘Home Before Dark’ hit Number One in the US chart in May. As previously reported on NME.COM, Diamond is being recognised for his exceptional artistic achievements as well as his philanthropic work.

The singer, who recently donated aid to the relief fund established in the wake of Hurricane Ike, joins past honorees Bono, Aretha Franklin and Brian Wilson.

The gala ceremony will take place two days before the Grammy Awards.