WAGING HEAVY PEACE
JUST exactly what makes Neil Young tick has been one of the great mysteries of popular music. Now, in simultaneously releasing an autobiography and a new album, the rock icon has gone from enigma to open book.
Waging Heavy Peace offers a world of insight into the artist’s restless creative spirit and his deep- seated insecurities. He also writes openly about his relationships with his parents, spouses, children, band mates, cars and guitars. One of the reasons Young got around to the book now, besides being sidelined by a broken toe, was that he took a piece of advice from his doctor: Quit smoking marijuana. That, along with tossing aside all alcohol, gave him the clarity to write.