Neil Young: Waging Heavy Peace

An iconic figure in the history of rock and pop culture (inducted not once but twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), Neil Young has written his eagerly awaited memoir: 'I felt that writing books fit me like a glove; I just started and I just kept going'. Young offers a kaleidoscopic view of his personal life and musical career, spanning his time in bands like Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills & Nash and Crazy Horse; moving from the snows of Ontario through the LSD-laden boulevards of 1966 Los Angeles to the contemplative paradise of Hawaii today. Candid, witty and revealing, this book takes its place beside the classic memoirs of Bob Dylan and Keith Richards.

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Photo of Neil Young with Crazy Horse

With Crazy Horse—left to right, Ralph Molina, Billy Talbot, Frank "Poncho" Sampedro—on Malibu Beach, 1975. © Henry Diltz (Photo by Henry Diltz)

Photo of Neil Young with brother, Bob, and mom, Rassy Young

With my brother, Bob, and our mom, Rassy Young, at Summit Golf & Country Club, Richmond Hill, Ontario, circa 1958. Courtesy Neil and Pegi Young

Photo of Neil Young withElliot Roberts at the USA Film Festival

With Elliot Roberts at the USA Film Festival, Dallas, 1973. © 1973 Joel Bernstein

Photo of Neil Young with Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, and David Crosby with Elliot Roberts in the background

Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, David Crosby, and me, with Elliot Roberts in the background, backstage before a CSNY show in Denver, 1974. © 1974 Joel Bernstein

Photo of Neil Young with Pegi, Ben and Amber at Willie Nelson's Pedernales Ranch

Pegi and I with Ben and Amber at Willie Nelson's Pedernales Ranch, Spicewood, Texas, June 1984. © 1984 Joel Bernstein

Photo of Neil Young with Ben Keith

With Ben Keith at the Fox Theatre in Redwood City, California, October 2007. © Danny Clinch

An announcement in the Toronto Star of the added show at Massey Hall, 1971

An announcement in the Toronto Star of the added show at Massey Hall, 1971. Courtesy Neil and Pegi Young

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