Punk legend Mick Jones has defended rock badboy Pete Doherty, insisting his former The Clash bandmate Joe Strummer loved the troubled rocker's music.
Doherty is criticised for making more headlines for his drug addictions and relationship with supermodel Kate Moss than his music.
But Jones, who produced The Libertines 2002 debut album Up the Bracket, sent his former bandmate a copy of the album just before he died - and he loved it.
He says, "I think Joe would have liked the current music scene - it's really healthy at the moment. He would have liked Peter (Doherty), I'm sure.
"I'd done the first Libertines album before Joe died - I sent him a copy and I think he was pretty into it."
Strummer died of a congenital heart defect in December 2002 at the age of 50.