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Inside Neil Young’s New Memoir ‘Waging Heavy Peace’

Photos from the book, which hits shelves this week

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Neil Young's new book, Waging Heavy Peace, isn't a traditional rock memoir. Written throughout 2011, it addresses everything from the recent Crazy Horse reunion back to the formation of Buffalo Springfield – but it's presented in a completely non-linear way. Young also stops the narrative from time to time to complain about the audio quality of MP3s and go into detail about his ongoing electric car project. The end result is a glimpse right into Young's brain. It also contains tons of unseen personal photographs. Here are some of the more interesting ones. 

By Andy Greene

Joel Bernstein

Broken Arrow Ranch

With the Stray Gators in the barn at Broken Arrow Ranch in 1971. (Left to right: Tim Drummond, Jack Nitzsche, Young, Kenny Buttrey and Ben Keith.)

Courtesy of The Dennis Hopper Trust

Cabin Down Below

Dennis Hopper took this photo of Buffalo Springfield near Young's Laurel Canyon cabin in 1967. (Left to right, Dewey Martin, Young, Richie Furay, Jim Fielder (replacing Bruce Palmer) and Stephen Stills.

Joel Bernstein

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, David Crosby and Young, backstage with Elliot Roberts before a 1974 show in Denver.

Courtesy Neil and Pegi Young

‘American Stars ‘n Bars’ Session

With Nicolette Larson, Linda Ronstadt and Crazy Horse during sessions for American Stars 'n Bars at the Broken Arrow Ranch studio, 1977.

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