April 27, 2011 12:58

Ringo Starr writing autobiographical album about Liverpool

Former Beatle says he's not keen to write an actual autobiography

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Ringo Starr is in the process of writing a semi-autobiographical record, he has revealed.

The Beatles' drummer insisted that he'd rather write about his life through music than in a book, telling NME's sister title Uncut: "I am actually making a record about Liverpool. It's about me and Liverpool. It's like I've decided to do mini-autobiographies, instead of writing a book, I'm doing it on record."

He added: "I have been offered autobiographies but they only really wanna know about is those eight years in The Beatles and there would be three volumes before I even got to that.

"Right now, I'd rather put it quickly in a song, snippets of part of my life. Everybody talks about the Cavern Club, but in this new track, I actually mention the Iron Door, which was a much better club, it was more of a real rock club."

Starr didn't say when he was planning to release the new songs.

The sticksman will be embarking on a 27-date European tour with his All Star Band, which hits the UK in June.

To read the full interview with Starr get the new issue of Uncut, on UK newsstands now.

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