Ringo Starr is writing a semi-autobiographical record.

The former Beatles drummer – who now performs with collaborative group Ringo Starr And His All Star Band – enjoys penning songs about his hometown of Liverpool, North West England, as he would rather document his life in music than words.

He said: “I am actually making a record about Liverpool. It’s about me and Liverpool. It’s like I’ve decided to do mini-autobiographies, instead of writing a book, I’m doing it on record.”

Ringo admitted the reason he would rather tell the story of his life “quickly in a song” because all anyone ever wants to hear about is his time with The Beatles and legendary Liverpool hang-out The Cavern Club.

Speaking to Uncut magazine, he added: “I have been offered autobiographies but they only really wanna know about is those eight years in The Beatles and there would be three volumes before I even got to that.

“Right now, I’d rather put it quickly in a song, snippets of part of my life. Everybody talks about The Cavern Club, but in this new track, I actually mention the Iron Door, which was a much better club, it was more of a real rock club.”

Ringo is currently preparing to embark on a 27-date tour with his All Starr Band.

The first show takes place in Kiev, Ukraine on June 4, stopping in Russia, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Latvia, Poland, Britain, France, Czech Republic, Italy, Holland and Germany before concluding in Vienna, Austria on July 17.