'Born To Run' will be out this year.

By Jessica Goodman
Updated February 11, 2016 at 01:43 PM EST
Credit: Paul Zimmerman/WireImage

Bruce Springsteen will release his autobiography on Sept. 27 via Simon & Schuster, his website announced Thursday.

“Springsteen has been privately writing the autobiography over the past seven years,” the note read. “He began work in 2009, after performing with the E Street Band at the Super Bowl’s halftime show.”

Called Born To Run after his famed 1975 album, the autobiography will describe his life growing up in Freehold, New Jersey, and his storied career later in life. “He vividly recounts his relentless drive to become a musician, his early days as a bar band king in Asbury Park, and the rise of the E Street Band,” the statement says. “With disarming candor, he also tells for the first time the story of the personal struggles that inspired his best work, and shows us why the song ‘Born to Run’ reveals more than we previously realized.”

“Writing about yourself is a funny business,” Springsteen says in his book, according to the release. “But in a project like this, the writer has made one promise, to show the reader his mind. In these pages, I’ve tried to do this.”

Springsteen is currently on The River tour, where he’s playing the 1980 album from top to bottom every night.

See the Born to Run cover.