Hi all, Jamie here, the bloke who was in the car with Pete on Tuesday outside Wormwood Scrubs. Just wanted to give you the heads-up that Pete will be on the cover of the NME this week. Due to him being released earlier than expected on the day and the hounding he was receiving from the paps, myself and photographer James gave him a lift to somewhere quieter for his managers to pick him up from. We did an interview and some snaps, and these will appear in the new mag. Pete also gave me his prison diary and asked me to publish excerpts from it - again these will be in the new mag. Babybear kindly provided some excellent photos that he took of Peter later in the day. He donated his photographer's fee to The Cato Trust, which was ruddy nice of him I though. In the interview Pete is honest, insightful and hugely optimistic about his and Babyshambles' future. He was immensely proud of kicking drugs and was ecstatic to be out of jail and back on track with the 'Shambles. Anyway, cynical as I know a lot of you are of the NME, I'm pretty confident you'll love the issue. Pete was great company and on top form despite the early hour. What he was saying will be heartening for all Babyshambles fans. Check it out - it'll be in some shops Tuesday in London and here there and everywhere on Wednesday. JF.x
Plus, Peter's going to play Soccer Six also this year. From Uncut:
Pete Doherty has been confirmed to play this year's Celebrity Soccer Six, in aid of Samaritans, which takes place this Sunday (May 18). The Babyshambles front man will be defending his win with his bandmates against Razorlight at last year's charity event.Bandmembers from the likes of The Wombats, Faithless, Mcfly, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly and The Mighty Boosh's Noel Fielding will play alongside reality TV stars from The Apprentice, Big Brother and the X Factor. Ex-professionals Lee Sharpe, Neville Southall, Dean Saunders, Frank McAvennie, Terry Hurlock, Micky Thomas and Terry Gibson will also be taking part. The Celebrity Soccer Six tournament takes place at Millwall FC's ground, The New Den. Celebrity Soccer Six tickets are available from Ticketmaster on 0844 847 2449 and online at www.ticketmaster.co.uk Tickets are also available from Millwall FC. All prceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Samaritans(www.samaritans.org).