Neil Young to Release Autobiography Next Year
Last year was big for rock biographies with Keith Richards’ Life becoming one of the most popular books to be written by a musician. Now Neil Young is going to take a stab at an autobiography with Waging Heavy Peace, as Rolling Stone reported. It will be published on the Penguin imprint Blue Rider Press in 2012.
“I felt like writing books fit me like a glove,” Young said about the book in a statement. “I started and I just kept going. That’s the way my Daddy used to do it on his old Underwood up in the attic. He said, ‘Just keep writing, you never know what will turn up.’”
There’s been attempts before to chronicle Young’s life. Young’s father, Scott Young, published Neil and Me in 1984, a book on the two’s rough relationship. In 2002, Jimmy McDonough released Shakey: Neil Young’s Biography. It was based around interviews that the writer did with Young and people that were close to him. Young sued McDonough to try to halt the book’s publication, but it was released three years later in 2002.
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