According to Rolling Stone magazine, Graham Nash is to write his memoir for a huge sum of money. He has struck a deal with the Random House/Crown publishing group.
“They were all more than kind to me,” Nash says. “But it was the people at Crown and Random House who gave me over seven figures.”
Nash plans to start his tale with his childhood in Salford, England, and will be totally open about his life and career. “I’ve been as honest as I can be. If they asked me a question about drugs, I answered them,” he says of his meetings with the publishers. “You ask me a question, you’re going to get an answer. Whether you like the answer or not is your problem, but you’ll get an answer.”
Nash’s untitled memoir is set for a winter 2013 release.
“I’ve had an incredible ringside seat to the last 50-odd years of rock & roll,” said Nash. “I think people will be very interested to know what the British Invasion was like, what Woodstock was like, what my friends are like, what trouble we got into, what heights we scaled. I think they’ll be interested in all of it.”
Even for old rockers, this could all be interesting. Neil Young – of Crosby Stills Nash & Young – with Nash, publishes his own autobiography in October 2012. Young’s book is called Waging Heavy Peace. Young says it is “not quite a memoir. It’s more like a diary and a projection.”