Doherty Voted No.2 Rock Hero
But NME blasts readers for choosing a worn out drug addict
Pete Doherty has been voted the second favourite rock hero of all time by readers of NME, with Kurt Cobain taking top spot.
But the magazine has hit back at fans in the latest issue, questioning their choice. An editorial asks: "But is he really still your hero? Now that his second home seems to be the courtroom? Now that he misses more gigs than he plays? Now that the performances in flats are cynical ploys to make crack money? Now that hes spotted in the tabloids every other day looking no different to the junkies passed out on Kentish Town High Street?"
And the rant doesnt end there. "Surely he's no longer anti-establishment, the mag rages, surely hes just a worn-out drug addict who needs help if hes ever going to make decent music again? Dont you deserve better?"
Someone get NMEs pipe and slippers
You can Watch the full countdown of the NME Heroes Top 50 on MTV2 on Sunday May 21 from 10am to 2am.