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Ronnie Wood, Elvis Costello and Johnny Marr announce books

By | Published on Tuesday 24 March 2015

Johnny Marr

Guitarists Ronnie Wood, Elvis Costello and Johnny Marr have all announced new books. Wood will publish his teenage diaries, while Costello and Marr will publish autobiographies.

“I suppose my own private world is in the diary”, says Wood of ‘How Can It Be? A Rock & Roll Diary’, which focuses on 1965, when he was seventeen and his music career was first getting underway (pre-Faces and pre-Stones). It will be published in May.

“This diary shows what an amazing schedule I had. We’d be travelling the length and breadth of the country every day. With youth on our side, it was a continuing adventure. Our overspilling energy was enough to take care of work every night of the week. It was enough to chase the girls, enough to write songs, enough to rehearse and enough to travel. It was all go, all the time”.

Next, Costello will publish his memoir, ‘Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink’, on 13 Oct this year. “This is his story, written himself, rich with anecdotes about family and fellow musicians, introspective about the creation of his famous songs”, says the Penguin website.

Marr’s previously reported autobiography, meanwhile, is set for publication in autumn 2016.

“For the past few years, as I’ve been out on tour promoting my solo work, fans and journalists have been asking me when I’ll write my book”, says Marr. “I’m very happy to say that the time has come to tell my story”.

The book, of course, follows ex-Smiths frontman Morrissey’s autobiography, ‘Autobiography’, which came out in 2013.