The Darkness slam Pete Doherty

They think he’s a ‘talentless waste of skin’

The Darkness have slammed Pete Doherty, branding the Babyshambles singer a “talentless waste of fucking skin”.

The tirade comes just days after Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins hit out at Coldplay’s Chris Martin for his involvement with the Make Trade Fair campaign as well as former bassist Frankie Poullain for being “vain and paranoid”.

“I’d say firstly (Pete) doesn’t do rock music, and secondly, he only sells records because people are curious as to what a junkie sounds like,” Hawkins told Orange World. “I think that’s really wrong and really irresponsible…I think he’s a talentless waste of fucking skin!”

Drummer Ed Graham added: “You wouldn’t mind so much if the bloke had written a song that was good enough to justify all his publicity, but he’s not got a good song in his body. I would like to smash him in the face really hard. I hate everything about him.”

Continuing his barrage of insults, Graham said: “He should be on the plate. Served up on Sunday, with a selection of veg,” to which Hawkins replied “You wouldn’t eat that. You wouldn’t put that fucking poison in your mouth would you?”