Another day, another rock & roll memoir. Add Rod Stewart to the list of musicians taking a break from writing songs to pen their autobiographies. The singer agreed to a deal with publishing company Random House to release his life story in October 2012, Reuters reports. Considering Stewart is serenading millions of moms these days with his Great American Songbooks, on the surface it may seem like his story would be a PG-rated version of Keith Richards' Life. However, Stewart is a notorious Lothario, and his tales will no doubt emphasize on the first part of "sex, drugs, and rock & roll."
"It is a funny old thing telling my life story but I truly intend to hold nothing back. Forget skeletons in the closet; this one's going to be socks and knickers under the bed," Stewart said in a statement. Wikipedia lists a small fraction of Stewart's noteworthy relationships, and it reads like a Murderers' Row of bombshells, actresses, and models. Stewart's still-untitled book is going to be like groupie Bebe Buell's Rebel Heart: An American Rock and Roll Journey, but from the perspective of the singer. Rod of course was also the lead singer of the Faces, sold over 100 million records, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and recorded four Hot 100-topping songs, but all that's just filler by comparison.
Stewart joins Neil Young, Gregg Allman, T.I., Kiss, Bob Dylan, Morrissey, Nas, Carole King, and Billy Joel (sort of) as artists who are working on books following the success of Richards' Life and Patti Smith's Just Kids.