(CBS News) Creed's Scott Stapp will get personal when his memoir comes out on Oct. 2.
The rocker's book, "Sinner's Creed," chronicles Stapp's life, including intimate details about his suicide attempts, alcohol-induced rampages and abusive childhood.
It will also follow Stapp's religious upbringing and tell the story of the formation of Creed and its rise to music fame.Stapp teamed up with Rolling Stone writer David Ritz, who has worked on memoirs for Janet Jackson, B.B. King and Aretha Franklin.
Stapp, 38, told CBSNews.com the book is a "first-hand narrative of the journey from my roots -- from the day I was born to the present." He said he wanted to communicate to readers "from a perspective, 'Hey, I'm just one guy, who lived it. We can understand how we got here and I know you connect because we've all been through this.'"
"So it's definitely going to just further close the door without forgetting the lessons learned and great experiences," said Stapp, who's now clean and sober and readying a new album with Creed. The rock band is on tour through September.