Highway to hell
With Pete Doherty’s new album just out, what better time to consider his place among the musical pantheon of misconduct?
Thu, Mar 26, 2009 (midnight)
Donny Osmond: Appeared in a commercial for … a caffeinated soda!
Miley Cyrus: Posed for suggestive Vanity Fair photos.
Trey Anastasio: Multiple drug charges, avoided jail time; famous for 20-plus-minute jams.
Britney Spears: Shaved head; showed private parts in public; attacked paparazzi with umbrella.
Jim Morrison: Drug and alcohol abuse; public indecency; accused of starting a riot during a concert; died under mysterious circumstances in Paris.
Amy Winehouse: Drug and alcohol abuse; assault charges.
Bobby Brown: Alcohol abuse; spousal abuse; has served jail time.
Pete Doherty: Numerous drug-related arrests and stints in rehab; breaking and entering; robbery and blackmail; served prison time.
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Scott Weiland: Chronic drug and alcohol abuse; numerous DUI arrests; served jail time for probation violations stemming from drug arrests.
Ozzy Osbourne: Drug and alcohol abuse; spousal abuse; shot family pets; bit heads off dove, bat.
DMX: Animal cruelty; drug possession; identity falsification; weapons charges; currently serving a prison sentence.
Sid Vicious: Long pattern of drug abuse; attacked journalist with rusty bicycle chain; allegedly killed his wife; died of a drug overdose.
Ike Turner: Allegedly battered then-wife Tina Turner throughout much of their 16-year marriage; served time on drug charges; died of cocaine overdose at age 76.