Pete Doherty has announced that he will publish his memoir, entitled A Likely Lad, this summer.
Libertines frontman worked with Simon Spence on the book, which is due on June 16 through Little Brown.
A summary of the book promises “Doherty’s version of the story: the faithful man behind the bias and bias. This is a rock memoir like any other.”
He also says: “In A Likely Lad, Doherty explores his darkest moments. With frightening honesty, and trademark wit and humor, he takes us inside devastating parties, nights under drugs, prison and self – destruction. Doherty ponders also a troubled relationship with some important people in his life over the years.
“It’s about poetry, Paris, philosophy, politics, the music business and its major influences (from Hancock to Baudelaire). Humor, warmth, insight, gloomy reflection and a sense of triumph are challenging.”
Check out the cover of A Likely Lad below, and order a copy here.
Last month, Doherty revealed in an interview that she had “almost lost my legs” while fighting drug addiction.
The musician has been clean for over two years now, and discussed that period, as well as his years of fighting addiction, in an interview with The Mirror.
After moving to France with his new wife, Katia de Vidas, in early 2020, Doherty took extra credit for meeting his latest collaborator, Frédéric Lo – who published ‘The Fantasy Life of Poetry & Crime’ with Doherty in early 2020. this month – to help kick off your addiction.
Speaking to NME in January, Doherty explained more about how he managed to “stay upright and subtle”, saying that his experience of locking in Normandy was “completely out of England and addictive”.
“I was detoxifying. I think there was so much recklessness over such a long period of time and not paying attention to what other people thought was gone, and suddenly you get out of any pressure. to be hypersensitively aware of this new prospect, “he said.
“I think the creative process is like an addiction in itself. I have to write songs and I have never been able to undermine it.”
In the same interview, Doherty told NME that The Libertines’ next album was influenced by ‘Sandinista!’ from TheClash.
“At the end of the trip we did that ended last month, everyone was so pumped that we were all still alive after the various quarantines with John going and going,” he said, “we were on so crowded for the future, so I do not know how or when it will happen, but I think that it will happen. “
“‘Sandinista!’ it still sums it up because there are still so many ideas. It’s about putting everyone in a room and moving on. “
Doherty ‘s latest release was the acclaimed collaboration album by French producer / composer Frédéric Lo,’ The Fantasy Life of Poetry & Crime ‘.
As well as a series of huge UK outdoor shows and european datesThe Libertines will also be celebrating their brilliant debut album “Up The Bracket” with a special concert at London’s Wembley Arena this summer. Visit here for tickets and more information.