STEVIE ZeSuicide, York's big-in-Japan punk star, has been assigned to write his memoirs in a book to be completed by next March.

Now taking shape in hand-written draft form, with scrapbook pictures, inside a lurid yellow sleeve, The Stevie Ze Diaries will contain stories of Stevie's rock'n'roll excesses and transformation from wild drummer to glam-punk frontman as the "king of noize".

Returned from his second promotional trip to Japan this year, Stevie is striding ahead with his diaries. "After being a member of U.K. Subs with four Top 20 albums under my belt, I also played live with The Damned and on The Exploited's album, Troops Of Tomorrow, and they're now officially all in the Top Ten-selling punk bands of all time," he says, opening his trusty old briefcase at the Fossgate Social to bring out the diaries-in-progress.

Somewhat surprisingly, he went on to play on Sinitta's video for I Don't Believe In Miracles, at the invitation of Simon Cowell "after he saw me playing drums on a Sony Mini Hi-Fi advert", and he wrote a diary column for Classic Rock magazine three years ago. "But I stopped when I realised I was holding memoirs that could become a book," says Stevie, who was born Stephen George Roberts on May 18 1954 in Bury, Lancashire, but switched to the other side of the Pennines to live in York.

"The book will be part autobiography and part rock'n'roll stories, and will feature stories from my time at MGMM Productions, making videos, where I worked with Tina Turner, Elton John, Diana Ross, Phil Collins, Freddie Mercury, Queen, AC/DC, Kiss, Culture Club, Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet and the mighty Rolling Stones.

"To stand within feet of people like Mick Jagger and Tina Turner for days at a time and study how they perform to the camera was priceless. It was wonderful fun, and what an adventure."

The book is to be published with the backing of Little London Records in association withTaM Management and is accompanied by a DVD, Video Vault, which assembles 18 videos directed by Stevie. "It includes a documentary called In The Studio with Stevie ZeSuicide, a film made by director Ollie Bostock, plus a film I made where I interview my favourite band, Slade," he says.

Both can be viewed on YouTube and everything is being packaged and marketed by Little London Records, whose company spokesman, Mike Harris, says: "It's so exciting; the New Year is looking so bright for Stevie, and he's worked extremely hard."

Spend time with Stevie and the stories keep coming. "I send sausages to Jimmy Pursey, from Sham 69, you know. He now lives in a caravan, just outside Hastings," he says, before reading a passage from his yellow notebook that should appear in the book.

"But hell, it's a good time to observe the behaviour of the human race, of mankind or man-unkind, in a class popularity struggle of a one-upmanship nightmare."

Looking ahead, Stevie ZeSuicide's albums, Dancing With Spiders and Auto Destruction, will be available on iTunes as the New Year beckons. "Glam rock's going to be back next year," he predicts.