neil young to write autobiography

Neil Young is to write his memoir, Waging Heavy Peace

Rock icon Neil Young is to tell all in an autobiography due for publication in autumn next year.

Waging Heavy Peace will be “a revealing, intimate book that will provide the window into Neil's life and career that fans and admirers have always wanted" says his publisher, Tony Lacey at Viking.

"I felt like writing books fit me like a glove,” Young has explained. “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’.”

Young is also to star in a documentary about his travels around North America in a 1959 Lincoln Continental convertible, powered by his low-emission fuel project LincVolt.

The 66-year-old is known for the bands Buffalo Springfield and for joining Crosby, Stills & Nash, but has also had a stellar solo rock n' roll career, collaborating with artists from Pearl Jam and Nick Cave to Sonic Youth and Emmylou Harris.

Other classic rockers to recently release memoirs include the Rolling Stones' Keith Richards, Aerosmith's Steve Tyler and Patti Smith, with David Bowie's still long-rumoured but yet to be seen.



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