Bloc Party: “Doherty is Just Rubbish!”
Kele says Petes not an artist; hes just a f*ck up
Bloc Partys Kele Okereke has slammed Pete Doherty, saying that its a common misconception that hes an artist; he's actually just a f*ck-up.
Speaking in an interview with The Guardian on the subject of whether an artist needs to suffer in order to create, the Bloc man hit out: "That is something that has been misunderstood in recent times, he said, and has led to really clichd behaviour.
Someone like Pete Doherty - his drug-taking and refusal to adhere to a traditional lifestyle - makes people think that his art is somehow more relevant because he's a f*ck-up.
He added: "It's easier to be a misfit or a dropout than it is to be a genius and actually create something."
Meanwhile, Doherty will attempt to dissapear up his own arse tonight as he takes to the stage at Londons Hackney Empire for the first of two shows entitled An Evening with Peter Doherty, in which he will read poetry, sing songs and bring out special guests.