Ronnie Wood to publish diaries from when he was 17

'How Can It Be? A Rock & Roll Diary' will feature entries penned by the Rolling Stones guitarist in 1965

The Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood is set to publish his old diaries dating back to 1965.

Titled ‘How Can It Be? A Rock & Roll Diary’, the book will be released in May via Genesis Publications. The diary entries were written during Wood’s early years as a member of The Birds.

“I suppose my own private world is in the diary,” Wood says. “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.”

”How Can It Be? A Rock & Roll Diary’ will be limited to 1,965 copies. It follows on from Wood’s autobiography ‘Ronnie’, published in 2007.

The Rolling Stones will return to playing live with live dates in America set to take place this summer. Wood let the information slip while speaking to Billboard recently.

The band have yet to complete their 50 & Counting world tour and were forced to postpone some dates towards the end of last year when Mick Jagger’s partner L’Wren Scott committed suicide in March 2014.

Quizzed on the possibility of seeing the band live again, Wood is quoted as saying: “Yeah, we had a meeting in New York with the boys and we’re gonna come [to] North America again in the summer.”

No dates or cities have yet been confirmed for the gigs, which will be the band’s first since the death of saxophone player Bobby Keys in 2014. Keys died in December aged 70 following an ongoing battle with cirrhosis of the liver.