Charlatans UK Frontman Tim Burgess Announces Memoir ‘Telling Stories’
Tim Burgess, frontman of the Charlatans UK, has announced the forthcoming release of his memoir 'Telling Stories,' named after the band's 1997 album 'Tellin' Stories.' The book was penned entirely by Burgess himself and will hit shelves on April 26 of this year.
According to Penguin, the "incredibly frank and vivid" autobiography "describes the mad life of a rock star: the dynamics of the band, the creativity and the self-destruction, the sex and the drugs but also the rock 'n roll." In addition to chronicling his earlier years with the Charlatans, Burgess talks about his personal life, including his musical influences (from "Dylan to New Order") and his "encounters" with fellow Brit bands like Oasis and the Rolling Stones.
The release of 'Tellin' Stories' corresponds with the Charlatans' upcoming U.K. tour, in which the band will perform their 'Tellin' Stories' LP in full. 'Tellin' Stories' produced some of the Charlatans' greatest hits, including 'One to Another,' 'North Country Boy' and 'How High,' all of which charted in the top 10 in the U.K. To check out a full list of tour dates, click here.
Burgess has been a busy man as of late. In addition to writing his own memoir, promoting it on a book tour, and prepping for his Charlatans gigs, Burgess also announced the release of his own cereal brand in conjunction with Kellogg, called 'Totes Amazeballs.' The vocalist described the cereal to NME as having a "Rocky Road" flavor, and that it's something that you'll want to munch on "when you wake up a bit hungover."