Constable has signed an "explosive" autobiography from Status Quo frontman Francis Rossi.
Andreas Campomar, non-fiction publisher for the Little, Brown imprint, Constable, bought world rights to Rossi’s memoir from Phil Smith at First Artist to publish in March next year.
In I Talk Too Much, Rossi will be "painfully honest, riotously funny and frequently outrageous", according to his publisher. The book covers "the glory years, the dark days, the ups and downs of his relationship with the late Rick Parfitt, and the real stories behind the creation of some of the greatest rock music of all time". It has been co-written with music writer and broadcaster Mick Wall.
Rossi said: "They say being a rock star is all about sex and drugs and rock ’n’ roll . . . well, that’s true. But there are other important things involved too, like big money, flash cars, Catholic guilt, eight children by three different mothers, out-living your best friend in the band, and having the septum in your nose fall out in the shower."
Status Quo have sold over 100 million records worldwide, with hits including "Pictures Of Matchstick Men", "Down Down", "Rocking All Over The World" and "Whatever You Want".
Constable will publish on 14th March 2019, and on 20th March Rossi will appear live on stage to talk about his 50-plus years in rock ‘n’ roll on a tour of 31 theatres across the UK. During the tour, Rossi will be in conversation with his co-writer Wall. His new album, "We Talk Too Much", in collaboration with Hannah Rickard, will be released on 15th March.