Peter Doherty has revealed that he is planning to sell rock’n’roll memorabilia from a stall in Camden, including cigarette butts smoked by Amy Winehouse and Kate Moss.
The Babyshambles frontman revealed the plan to NME as part of an interview you can read in full in the new issue of the magazine, on newsstands now. Discussing his money making scheme, Doherty says: “I’ve got fag butts that belong to Bobby Gillespie, Kate Moss and Amy Winehouse, and I’ve got Christmas paper that [former Coventry City goalkeeper] Steve Ogrizovic sent to the guy from Black Sabbath. All kinds of shit, basically.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Doherty opens up about the next Babyshambles album, pencilled in for release this September. Chatting about the Stephen Street-produced album, he says: “It’s a strong record. Stephen Street has pulled it out of the bag, I think. And there’s a special guest on one of the songs. We’re not saying who it is yet, but you’ll like it.”
Earlier this month, Babyshambles announced details of a headline UK tour. Pete Doherty will hit the road with his bandmates in September for an extensive run which will involve gigs all the way into October. Starting in Glasgow on September 4, the tour will visit Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Lincoln, Bristol, Oxford, Cardiff and Norwich throughout September as well as a date at London’s Brixton Academy. Further shows in October will take place in Sheffield, Hatfield, Leamington Spa, Birmingham, Leicester and Cambridge.