Drummer speaks out over management...
Lowri Williams

14:24 29th January 2005
Babyshambles - 'Killamangiro'In a letter to Pete Doherty, Gemma Clarke has revealed why she left Babyshambles.

The drummer left the band earlier this week and was promptly replaced by ex-White Sport drummer, Adam Ficek.

According to XFM the letter read:

"Dear Peter,

"I would like to make it very clear about my reasons for making the stand that I have.

"I will not continue to work under the management that you have chosen for the band as I could no longer be part of a machine that I feel is destroying you. I love you, the music, Patrick, Dru and Babyshambles

"Please be safe and be careful. You are a great artist and have been a massive inspiration to me. Thanks for the experience and for a great time - keep safe and don’t forget to call me...good luck for the future.


Babyshambles are scheduled to play at a Tsunami Benefit gig on Monday night along with Ed Harcourt, The Rakes, Roots Manuva, Alison Goldfrapp and Andy Weatherall at the London Astoria.