Babyshambles: ‘Mick Whitnall is not leaving us for Amy Winehouse’

Band respond to tabloid newspaper claims

Babyshambles have responded to claims in a tabloid newspaper today (June 9) that guitarist Mick Whitnall is set to depart the band.

The Sun claimed that Whitnall was planning to quit the band and join Amy Winehouse‘s touring group. Whitnall has been writing songs with the singer recently in his spare time.

Following the report Babyshambles drummer Adam Ficek said the claims were “a load of bollocks”.

He said the band were about to begin work on their third album, the follow-up to last year’s ‘Shotters Nation’.

“It made me laugh, though,” the drummer said of the newspaper report.