Another Book by Neil Young Coming: Cars, The Environment, & Music Stories
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That Neil. Such a slacker.
Neil Young has announced plans for a second book, following the release of his memoir Waging Heavy Peace in 2012.
Subjects include cars, energy and the environmental, and music stories. At one point, the books working title was "Cars & Dogs I've Known".
Blue Rider Press said in a statement:
"Young returns with more unforgettable stories about his six decades in the music business as told through the prism of one of his life’s passions: cars. An avid car enthusiast, Young will showcase the cars he’s owned throughout his life and the stories associated with them. He will also discuss his dedication to clean energy and his recent awareness of the environmental impact the emissions of his past cars had on the environment.The book will also contain Young's own sketches and tracings.
This work is an eclectic amalgam of memories, artwork, and political pondering from one of the most genuine and enigmatic artists of our time."
Also, see Heavy Review of "Waging Heavy Peace" Book by Neil Young.
Just a reminder, Uncut.co.uk's John Mulvey writes:
At 68, Young remains more restless, unpredictable and hyper-productive than any other artist of a comparable age and reputation.So, we sometimes joke, "That Neil -- such a slacker." If only we could all be so slack. ;)
Since 2000, The Rolling Stones have released one new album, while Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney have managed five each. Bruce Springsteen has produced six; Tom Waits, four; Leonard Cohen and David Bowie three apiece. In that time, Young has come up with an autobiography, seven personally-curated archive releases, five films, an environmentally-friendly car and a new audio format, plus the small matter of ten new albums.
It is an eccentric, if not always magnanimously received, body of work that tells the tale of an artist driven to spontaneous creation, whim, rough-hewn experiments and rapid emotional responses that pay little heed to the expectations of his paymasters and, sometimes, his fans.
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