Band talk ahead of V Festival…
Jason Gregory

12:29 17th August 2007

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Babyshambles drummer Adam Ficek has said that “rock and roll doesn’t exist,” adding that it’s just a media term.

The drummer was speaking ahead of the band’s appearance at this weekends V Festival (August 18th-19th).

“I think rock and roll doesn’t exist, it’s just a media thing,” Ficek told NME. “There’s a rock and roll spirit, I suppose, in as much that there’s people up there playing emotionally raw music. The whole connotations with drugs and stuff is a bit of a cliché though.

“I think we’re much less a pre-conceived band on stage, we’re gonna be up there and it’s going to be very pure and very raw music. It’s a much more emotional, raw, heartfelt performance you’re gonna get with Babyshambles, as always.”

Ficek also said that the band’s frontman Pete Doherty had a new implant fitted last week and that the band are trying to keep a close eye on him.

“He’s clean, he got an implant last week, so he’s convalescing at the moment. All the band are running around him and keeping him in a good place emotionally and physically. He’s making great progress. So he’ll be on the fruit juice and yoghurt.”


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