Singer, songwriter and guitarist Neil Young has a new memoir titled Waging Heavy Peace. It's about his music, raising two sons with special needs, and his own medical conditions, which have included polio, epilepsy and a brain aneurysm.
The song has been a hit for a string of American country stars, but it was written by an Australian. Inspired by road maps and towns that rhymed, Geoff Mack set to work on song that became a classic four times over.
After surprise fame and ensuing disillusionment — and the nearly decade-long hiatus that followed — the trio has reunited for a new album. Singer Folds and bassist Robert Sledge talk about The Sound of the Life of the Mind.
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