6.8.05

Your Belated Pete Doherty Fix

The many faces of the great Pete Doherty...

1) Pete the Musician

Following the cancellation of the Babyshambles tour, a no-show for its opening slot on the Oasis tour, and reports that Pete had fired both his manager and the other three members of Babyshambles, there had been considerable speculation that Babyshambles was going the way of the Libertines. The rumoured split centered on "concerns" about Pete's relationship with Kate Moss, and arguments about the record company remixing the band's new single F**k Forever. These rumours have been temporarily put to rest, however, with the band's surprise reformation at the Underground Club in Stoke last week. A fan present at the gig was quoted by the NME as saying, "It was pretty f**king awesome. It was only two quid to get in, they came on three times, I got covered in beer, Pete didn't seem too wrecked and there was a guy dressed up as Max Carlish standing right behind me." Still no news about whether the band's tour will be rescheduled any time soon. In the meantime, F**k Forever (the remixed version) is set for release in the UK on August 15, followed by second single Albion on September 26, and the band's debut album on October 10. Full story here and here.

Meanwhile, Liam Gallagher swears Pete and Babyshambles will never support Oasis again after pulling a no-show on tour. Full story here.

2) Pete the Junkie Lover

Pete was allegedly dumped by girlfriend Kate Moss a few weeks ago after he fell into another drug-fueled frenzy. As a parting gift, Kate has reportedly offered to buy Pete a £15,000 anti-heroin implant. Full story here.

Even former Moss flame Johnny Depp has stepped into the fracas and said that Pete needs to get his act together. Full story here.

3) Pete the Shambolic Live 8 Performer

Meanwhile, the fallout from Pete's less than stellar performance at Live 8 continues. The latest salvo was cast by Damon Albarn, who told the Sun: "The concert was all about raising awareness, but Peter looked like he was having trouble raising his own awareness. He's a mess. I'm starting a campaign to Make Doherty History." Damon has since denied slagging Pete, claiming it must have been some other Gorillaz member. Full story here.

Pete also has unsuccessfully attempted to apologise to Bob Geldof for saying that unwanted advances by Geldof's daughter Peaches were the cause of his Live 8 incapacity. Full story here.

Elton John, meanwhile, has put Pete's Live 8 performance problems down to nerves, saying "I think Pete's immensely talented. He came to Watford and we rehearsed it and it was absolutely tip-top, perfect. I have to be very discreet about what I say, but I just think he was really nervous on the day."

4) Pete the Film Star

Pete is set to star in a documentary for BBC Three entitled So Who The F*** Is Pete Doherty? According to the film's executive producer: "The film covers everything from Pete's arrest to drugs and his romance with Kate. It's sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. There are scenes where it is quite apparent that he is taking drugs and is high." Speaking about Pete's relationship with Kate, the executive producer says: "We witnessed massive confrontations. But we do have loads of scenes of them loved up together at gigs. It's clear that a day in Pete Doherty's life is a long time." The one-hour special will air on August 28 at 10pm.

5) Pete the Writer

Pete is also expected to add the title of "author" to his CV. According to publishing industry press reports, an unnamed "serious literary publisher" is in the process of engaging Pete to write two books for them: a collection of poetry and a diary. No publications dates have been announced.

6) Pete the Pugilist

Pete has been released on bail following another alleged attack on a reporter. Apparently, trainee Daily Mirror reporter Laurie Hanna was sent to the Boogaloo pub in Archway, North London to get an interview with Pete. Hanna claims he approached Pete and said: "Nice to meet you. I don't want to waste anyone's time but my name's Laurie Hanna, I'm from the Daily Mirror, have you got time for a quick 10-minute chat?" What followed, according to the reporter, was an unsolicited punch in the face. Following police enquires, Pete arrived by appointment at a police station in Tottenham, North London with his lawyer last week, where he was questioned and released on bail until next month. According to an eye witnesses, he was wearing a blazer with no shirt and was seen flicking the V-sign at the waiting photographers. Viva la Pete! Full story here and here.

7) Pete the Born-Again Christian

And finally, in what I rate as possibly the lowest moment yet for Pete, the poor lad has allegedly become a born-again christian upon advice from his old British football hero Dennis Bailey. Full story here.

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