The In The Air Tonight singer announced the new project with publishers at Penguin Random House on Monday (12Oct15), revealing he has been approached to write a book several times, but the timing never felt right - until now.

"Having found the right publisher in Penguin Random House I am ready to go on record about my life in music with all the highs and all the lows and to tell the story from my point of view - warts and all," the former Genesis star said in a statement.

The as-yet-untitled tome is slated for release in October, 2016.