Neil Young’s upcoming autobiography, ‘Waging Heavy Peace,’ will be in stores on October 2. The 416-page memoir, which can be pre-ordered now: www.amazon.com will be available in hard cover and as a nine-CD audio book.
The book offers a kaleidoscopic view of his personal life and musical career, spanning his time in bands Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills & Nash, and his role as the patron saint of the grunge scene; and moving from the snows of Ontario through the LSD-laden boulevards of 1966 Los Angeles to the contemplative paradise of Hawaii today. The cover of the autobiography features a black-and-white photo of Young looking down while wearing his father’s old fedora.
A new trailer for the 2011 Young concert documentary, ‘Neil Young Journeys,’ has been released. Jonathan Demme directed the film, which centers on a pair of shows Young played in Toronto in May 2011, and shows him visiting his old hometown of Omemee, Canada, all while driving around in a vintage car. The movie has played at a few film festivals, but on the movie’s official website all it says is that the movie will be “Coming soon to a theater near you.”