Ian McCulloch's book is out next year

Echo And The Bunnymen frontman Ian McCulloch is set to publish his memoirs next year.

Book publisher Transworld recently bought the rights to the singer’s memoirs from Mayer Benham, and plans to publish them in summer 2009.

Simon Taylor, editorial director of Transworld, said in a statement: “The man is a one-off, an iconic figure whose passion for words, music and for his city is utterly infectious.”

A title for the singer’s memoirs is yet to be decided.