PETE Doherty sure knows how to get an interview off the ground. When Rolling Stone’s Mark Binelli tracked down the junkie ex-boyfriend of Kate Moss in a ramshackle drug den in Hackney, England, Doherty kicked off the Q&A by snorting some heroin.

"Over the next three hours, Doherty will also smoke crack, shoot heroin and take an ‘ecstasy’ pill," Binelli relates. "He does all of this casually, and openly, except for the shooting up, which he performs near the kitchenette, with his back to us. He offers me heroin and ecstasy but not crack. I decline. The more drugs Doherty does, the more he seems to relax. He never becomes incoherent, though occasionally he seems confused."

Pete Doherty