September 20, 2012
Neil Young Kicks the Habit
Rocker Neil Young says he's given up drugs and alcohol for good after decades of use.
The Harvest Moon hitmaker retired both his bad habits last year and is now celebrating his sobriety.
He tells the New York Times, "I did it for 40 years. Now I want to see what it's like to not do it. It's just a different perspective."
But the 66-year-old insists it has been no easy feat - in his upcoming memoir, Waging Heavy Peace, he writes, "The straighter I am, the more alert I am, the less I know myself and the harder it is to recognize myself.
"I need a little grounding in something and I am looking for it everywhere."