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WAGING HEAVY PEACE: A Hippie Dream, by Neil
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WAGING HEAVY PEACE: A Hippie Dream, by Neil Young (Blue Rider Press). Forced to slow down after breaking a toe, Neil Young traded his guitar for a computer and spun this charismatic autobiography that, like Young, has little use for conventional rules. The revered artist who did stints in Buffalo Springfield; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; and Crazy Horse uses the phrase “OMG” and devotes as many pages to new audio technology and his train sets as to rock-history lore. At 66, Young shows little signs of fading out or burning away.(Credit: Handout)

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15 must-read rock star biographies

Recently, there’s been a tsunami of notable music biographies and autobiographies on or by everyone from rock gods and goddesses to troubadour poets to the forever funky. Every star’s story is inevitably a roller coaster, so hunker down with one of these books and enjoy the ride. -- JEANNE FURY