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Neil Young On His New Book


Alongside his PonoMusic service and a new album this year, Neil Young is planning to publish his second book.

Unlike the 2012 memoir "Waging Heavy Peace," however, Young tells us "Special Deluxe" -- which should be out in the fall -- has a more specific focus:

Neil Young on his new book by GMI Rock News

"The second book focuses on my life as regards to my transportation. As regards to my love for cars. So it's a history through automobiles. And it's a history of automobiles. And it's a history of the impact, the environmental impact of automobiles...and it's a projection into the future of automobiles. And it has its own agenda that develops over the book."

Young, you'll recall, pioneered the LincVolt automobile several years ago, a 1959 Lincoln Continental with a hybrid plug-in engine designed to show that big cars could be fuel efficient as well; the project is currently on hiatus after the car was damaged in a November 2009 warehouse fire.

Young will be releasing his next album, "A Letter Home" -- a solo acoustic collection of covers songs -- in the very near future and has both solo shows and concerts with Crazy Horse scheduled this year. He`s also in the midst of writing a third book, which he says is a science fiction novel.