Published Sep 20, 2011Joining an ever-growing list of musicians, including Keith Richards, Jay-Z and, uh, Justin Bieber, beloved Canadian rock icon Neil Young is getting ready to release his memoirs. After several years of negotiations, Blue Rider Press, a division of Penguin Group USA, will deliver his memoirs sometime 2012.
Speaking with the New York Times, Blue Rider president and publisher David Rosenthal explained that despite Young's always busy schedule, he has already written "a good deal of material" for the tentatively titled Waging Heavy Piece.
"He's been very busy playing and touring and making records, and the guy has 100 things going on all the time," Rosenthal said. "He felt that this was a really propitious moment to try and put some stuff down on paper."
Unsurprisingly, the publisher added that the book will cover themes of "growing up, music, life," but Rosenthal has noted that Young's account will be rather thorough. "I am astounded at his memory for detail," he said.
This won't be the first detailed history on Young. A biography on the rocker called Shakey: Neil Young's Biography written by Jimmy McDonough came out in 2002.