Keystone Hulton Archive The death today of former British Prime Minister…
- Posted on May 17th 2011 5:00PM by Ciaran Thompson
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"I just did my 1,000th show this year, and I've picked 100 shows from the 1,000 and am writing them up as diary entries," Turner tells Spinner. "Just talking about what happened that day and the show, within that it kind of expands to talk about other facets of my career history to explain the context of it."
"I'm a big Henry Rollins fan and that was kind of a big way of thinking about it that made sense that was cool," he continues. "You know you get those professional footballers who write an autobiography when they're like 25 and it's like, 'Really? F--- you, pal.' I don't want it to be anything like that -- and hopefully it isn't."
Although he's now accustomed to the act of posting weekly (and sometimes even daily) updates about where and what he's up to via his official website, Turner reveals the idea of writing full-out tour diaries is something he wasn't keen on at the start.
"I think the main thing I was worried about was I didn't want to write something people didn't want to read," he says. "It took some persuading to convince me that I had things to say in print. I've sent the first 20 entries off to a friend and he came back and was like, 'Dude, this is amazing!' So that gave me a confidence boost."
Turner has never published anything himself to this extent, however the often politically outspoken Englishman has been somewhat diligent in keeping up with this book project and is hoping to finish it soon.
"It's taken forever," he admits. "I've done a lot more work on it recently than I did originally, but it's been on my to-do list for a year and I'm about halfway through. It's kind of turned into a more career narrative. Hopefully, I'll get it done by the end of this year."
Frank Turner's upcoming fourth studio album, 'England Keep My Bones,' will come out June 6 in the UK and June 7 worldwide.