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Rock star Doherty set for awards
Pete Doherty
Pete Doherty is due to appear at his next court hearing on Monday
Rock singer Pete Doherty is hoping to make his first public appearance since his recent arrest at a music award ceremony in London on Thursday.

His new band Babyshambles are up for two NME Awards while former group The Libertines are nominated for four.

"Pete really wants to go to the awards and we're hoping that he will be attending," his spokesman said.

Mr Doherty is on 150,000 bail after being charged with robbery and blackmail earlier this month.

He is due back in court on Monday and, as part of his bail conditions, must be in his drug rehabilitation clinic by 2200 GMT every day. The NME Awards are due to end by 2100.

The Libertines' Carl Barat (left) and Pete Doherty at NME Awards
The Libertines have enjoyed past success at the NME Awards
He is also due to play two gigs with Babyshambles next week. They are at the Garage, in Highbury, north London on Monday and the Brixton Academy on Tuesday.

Babyshambles are up against The Libertines in one category at Thursday's awards - best live band.

His former Libertines bandmate Carl Barat may also be at the Hammersmith Palais ceremony - but must get permission from doctors after having surgery to remove a benign tumour from behind his ear.

As well as his bands' nominations, Mr Doherty is also up for hero of the year, villain of the year, sexiest man, best-dressed man and worst-dressed man.

The Libertines won best British band last year and best new band the year before.

Franz Ferdinand lead the nominations, up for five prizes. The NME show comes a week after they were named best British group and best British rock act at the Brits.

The Streets have four nominations while the Scissor Sisters and Razorlight have three each.



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