Published May 18, 2012Neil Young never seems to slow down. The Canadian music legend has continued to give his fans a steady stream of music and hotly anticipated new projects, and 2012 looks to be no different. As TwentyFourBit points out, Shakey's got several new releases in the works, including a memoir and film.
Let's start with the memoir: the previously promised book Waging Heavy Peace has now been confirmed. According to an Amazon listing, it will arrive on October 2 through Blue Rider Press.
The book synopsis is as follows: "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 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. Candid, witty and revealing, this book takes its place beside the classic memoirs of Bob Dylan and Keith Richards."
As for the film, it's called Neil Young Journeys, the Jonathan Demme flick that originally premiered at last year's Toronto International Film Festival. Now it will receive a proper theatrical release on June 29 through Sony Pictures Classics.
This the Demme's third film about Young, following 2006's Heart of Gold and 2009's Neil Young Trunk Show. It combines memories from Young's childhood with performance footage from 2011, and you can watch a trailer below.
In some other Young news, we've got another preview from his upcoming album with Crazy Horse, Americana, in the form of a video for the folk standard "Clementine" (which doesn't sound much like the version you're probably familiar with). Scroll past the film trailer to watch. The album is out June 5 via Reprise Records.