Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Allman Brothers guitarist Dickey Betts dead at 80

Allman Brothers co-founder Dickey Betts has died. The guitarist died on Thursday (18.04.24) at the age of 80 after...

Latest Posts

Sampha and Yussef Dayes lead the way in this year’s Ivors nominations

Sampha and Yussef Dayes lead the way in this year’s Ivors nominations. The 35-year-old singer – full name Sampha...

Stevie Nicks confirms first support acts for BST Hyde Park show

Stevie Nicks has revealed the first wave of special guests for her upcoming show at American Express presents BST Hyde Park.

Childish Gambino previews new songs with Kanye West and Kid Cudi

Childish Gambino has previewed two new tracks featuring Kanye West and Kid Cudi. During his latest Instagram Live GILGA...

Basement Jaxx to make UK show return

Basement Jaxx are reportedly going to front a number of big shows in the UK this year. The electronic...

Pete Doherty listens to late friend Amy Winehouse’s music ‘most days’

Pete Doherty listens to his late friend Amy Winehouse’s music “most days”.

The Libertines singer – who has had his own well-documented struggle with drug addiction – finds it hard to talk about the untimely deaths of his pals, including the ‘Back to Black’ singer, who succumbed to alcohol poisoning in July 2011, aged 27, and Alan Wass, who passed away following an injection of heroin, but they are always in his thoughts.

He told Rolling Stone UK: “It’s quite difficult for me to talk about.

“Both Amy and Alan Wass, I listen to their music most days. So, I do think about it all, but I’d rather not just say offhand comments. My heart breaks when I think about some things and this is just one of them.”

Pete’s battle to overcome his addictions and get clean has been documented in new film ‘Stranger In My Own Skin’, which was made over several years by his wife Katia de Vidas.

The ‘Don’t Look Back Into the Sun’ singer feels lucky to still be alive himself.

He said: “It’s taken some absolutely unearthly skills for me to be standing here.

“Well, not standing, but slouching.

“I think I’ve been pretty on my toes, to be honest, dodging bullets. I’m full of holes but the bones are just about holding together. I’m battle-scarred and stumbling, but still here.”

Meanwhile, Pete’s bandmate, Carl Barat, admitted he has always done his best to be “supportive and understanding” towards his friend, but things were complicated by his own mental health struggles.

He said: “I’ve had a lifelong battle with depression of my own, to be honest with you.

“Pete’s problems didn’t help, but I always did my best to be supportive and understanding because we all have these problems and were never able to name them.

“Whether it’s depression or addiction, but I’ve had a lot of chaos and my own problems.”

Latest Posts

Sampha and Yussef Dayes lead the way in this year’s Ivors nominations

Sampha and Yussef Dayes lead the way in this year’s Ivors nominations. The 35-year-old singer – full name Sampha...

Stevie Nicks confirms first support acts for BST Hyde Park show

Stevie Nicks has revealed the first wave of special guests for her upcoming show at American Express presents BST Hyde Park.

Childish Gambino previews new songs with Kanye West and Kid Cudi

Childish Gambino has previewed two new tracks featuring Kanye West and Kid Cudi. During his latest Instagram Live GILGA...

Basement Jaxx to make UK show return

Basement Jaxx are reportedly going to front a number of big shows in the UK this year. The electronic...

Don't Miss

Shakira unveils tour dates

Shakira will kick off her 'Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran World Tour' in California in November. The pop star...

Idles’ Joe Talbot was ‘scared and lost’ making Ultra Mono

Idles frontman Joe Talbot felt "scared and lost" while making their album 'Ultra Mono'. The 39-year-old rocker spent years...

JoJo Siwa wants ‘gay pop’ to be an official music genre

JoJo Siwa wants "gay pop" to be an official music genre. The 20-year-old singer previously sparked confusion by declaring...

Katy Perry planning album of ‘pure joy and fun’

Katy Perry's next album will be filled with "pure joy and fun". The 'I Kissed a Girl' singer -...

Ariana Grande celebrates grandmother’s chart achievement

Ariana Grande has celebrated her grandmother's place in history after she became the oldest person ever to score a hit on the...

Stay in touch

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.