Men have problems talking', says label boss:

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In a memoir, the founder of a legendary independent record company that was

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instrumental in the rise to fame of bands such as Coldplay and Keane

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It reveals the emotional challenges he faced throughout his life.

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Simon Williams started Fierce Panda in 1994. He used to be a reporter.

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for the NME and now lives in Suffolk, close to Stowmarket.

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He has now mapped out his life, from the euphoric thrill of spotting bands through

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The moment when he kissed his family farewell before attempting suicide and his subsequent recovery.

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He made the following statement: "In the past two years, I've had more fun than in the prior ten."

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Williams, who initially established the label in London with two other

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coworkers, rose to prominence as a renowned figure in the independent

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due to his ability to zero in on performers who were attempting something innovative and intriguing.

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