Anthrax star Scott Ian is to lift the lid on his rock 'n' roll life in a new autobiography.

The heavy metal guitarist is to recount his rise to fame and time in the spotlight in his memoirs, which are due for release next year (14).

He says in a statement, "Why a book? Because I think my story can connect with anyone and, if I was able to make the life I wanted for myself happen, then anyone can. I'm really excited to be writing a book because the idea of getting forty-something years of stuff out of my brain and onto the page seems very therapeutic. Plus if I didn't do it now, I'd start forgetting and wouldn't be able to share all these killer stories with you, my friends!"

The book will be titled I'm The Man.