Former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor plans to write a book about his time with the band that is "truthful".

The 62-year-old musician - who was a member of the legendary rock act from 1969 to 1974 - plans to reveal the "personal" reasons why he left the group in the tome, after admitting he had mixed feelings about his time with the band.

He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I want to write a book that is honest and truthful, especially about my self."

Speaking of his time in the band he said: "I kind of loved it. I loved it and I hated it. The more successful the Stones became the more seriously they took themselves."

"[Why I left will] be in my book. It certainly wasn't because I didn't like the rest of the band, or had a huge falling out, or anything like that. It's much more personal than that."

While he is planning a personal memoir, Mick - who was joined in the group by Sir Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards and the late Ian Stewart - insists he will avoid the kind of salacious anecdotes featured in Keith's recent autobiography, 'Life'.

Speaking at the 'Boogie for Stu' concert held in memory of Ian at the Ambassador's theatre in London last night (09.03.11), Mick said: "I jot down my memories all the time and have done for years in case I ever lose my mind.

"I don't want to write the kind of book that will shock people, about the scandals, sex, drugs and rock and roll because Keith's done that with his book.

"It's a hard book to write. My time will come but it's not yet."