The troubled star wants "people to get a real picture of who I am"...
WHO guitarist PETE TOWNSHEND says he now hopes to publish his autobiography earlier than planned.
The star says he feels wounded and resentful following an investigation by police after he admitted accessing illicit photos of child pornography.
The 58-year-old has decided to release his book next year, and says he intends to increase his contribution to his youth charity Double O.
Earlier this month police dropped the charges against Townshend, but the guitarist was cautioned and his name will be placed on the national Sex Offenders Register for five years.
He told Rolling Stone: “I intend to work my way back to normality. As a result of all this s*** I’ve decided to greatly formalise the structure of my charity and the way I work with survivors so that in future my work is more well-known to everyone.
“I’ve kept my profile low in this area out of modesty I suppose, and it has worked against me. I am going to complete my autobiography, Pete Townshend.
“I put it down and did not plan to finish it until much later. But now I am going to push ahead until it is done. People need to read about my entire life to get a real picture of who I am.
“I hope to finish it by the end of the year. So it may come out next year sometime. I am also going to get up and play just as soon as I can.
“Finally, I’m going out onto the street to meet people, to smile and shake hands with everyone who has been supportive of me in my hometown. But also to give those people who are undecided a chance to look me in the eye and make their own decision.
“Going on TV won’t help me. I’m too wounded, too crazy, too happy and grateful, too resentful and too busy.”