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Babyshambles (formed 2003)
Babyshambles is an English rock band formed in London, best known for their three albums, Down in Albion (2005), Shotter's Nation (2007) and Sequel to the Prequel (2013).
Formation: The band was formed by Pete Doherty - former member of The Libertines - after he was expelled from his previous band due to drug addictions. Doherty recruited another former Libertine, Steve Bedlow, and, with the band being made-up entirely of Yorkshiremen, intended to name them T'Libertines. On the night of their first gig, Doherty was arrested for breaking into the flat of the Libertines frontman, Carl Barât. Doherty served two months in prison, before being released and re-joining The Libertines. B
Career: In April, 2004, Doherty and his potential new band released their first single 'Babyshambles' as a side project from The Libertines. A few months later, Doherty was kicked out of The Libertines for his drug use again. This time, Doherty hit back by reorganising his new band and arranging a selection of gigs for them to play. The band organised a tour through September and October of 2004, which sold out and received critical acclaim. The band released their second single, 'Killamangiro', in late November of that year. Due to a steadily increasing dependency on drugs, Doherty began to become a hindrance for the band. They had to finish a concert in Blackpool early as he was too intoxicated to perform, and one performance lead to a riot and stage invasion when he failed to appear at all. This led to the band's drummer, Gemma Clarke, quitting and being replaced by Adam Ficek of The White Sport. In 2005, the band began working on their debut studio album. Entitled 'Down in Albion', the album was released in November of that year, where it peaked at number 10 in the British album charts. The band had booked Oasis to support them on their 2005 UK tour, although Doherty missed the first performance due to attending a birthday party in another country. Oasis subsequently pulled their support for the rest of the tour. 'The Blinding EP' was released in December, 2006, to critical acclaim. In October, 2007, Babyshambles released their second album, entitled 'Shotter's Nation'. In 2010, Adam Ficek left the band to work on his own projects. He was replaced with Stereophonics drummer, Jamie Morrison, while the band worked on the recording of their third album. Entitled 'Sequel to the Prequel', the album was released in September, 2013.
The Only Ones Frontman Peter Perrett Has Silenced Years Of Speculation By Declaring The Band's Biggest Hit, Another Girl, Another Planet, Was Written About Sex Addiction, Not Drugs.
Many fans assumed the track was written about Perrett's well-known battle with heroin addiction, but the singer is adamant the song is not about drugs.
He tells Uncut magazine, "It's not about heroin. I'd started experimenting with heroin at the time... but I didn't think of myself as a junkie until 1980 or '81, after the band broke up... I always enjoyed writing ambiguous lyrics... I put in drug-related imagery, but it wasn't about drugs. At that time I was more addicted to sex and infatuation than I was to drugs."
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Babyshambles musician Pete Doherty only ever started a band in order to ''pull birds'' but isn't sure about whether there is a point now he has a long term girlfriend Katya.
Pete Doherty only ever started a band to ''pull birds''.
The Babyshambles musician is now in a committed relationship with a girl called Katya, which led him to almost pull out of the band's current tour of the UK, as the only reason he writes songs is so he can impress members of the opposite sex.
Speaking ahead of the first date of the tour in London - which the band played - he told NME magazine: ''Up until about three hours ago I was going to pull the whole tour to be honest. I mean, why do we do it? Why do we start bands and sing songs? It's for one thing - to pull birds. And if you're finally in love with someone then you don't have to get onstage and make an arse of yourself.''
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Group supporting their forthcoming third album
It’s been six years since a Babyshambles album and a good couple since they headed around the UK on tour. Have we missed them? No, not really, even despite Pete Doherty’s middling solo efforts. In fact, since the always troubled Doherty has been in France trying to kick the smack habit it’s been quite refreshing not looking into his gaunt features at every turn, his eyes like black raisins staring out of every entertainment publication possessed with the passion of nothing at all.
Well, forget about those golden days, because Pete’s back and he’s bringing the rest of the Babyshambles crew with him. That’s right, with a third album in the works, the motley lot have thrown caution to the wind and announced a full UK tour, which will kick off in Glasgow on September 4th and finish up at Bournemouth on October 21st.
As the NME reports, the sessions that had been begun by the band were initially set to result in Doherty’s second album, but have ended up becoming this new third album – the first since 2007’s Shotter’s Nation. Expect: pork pie hats, Doherty coming on stage two hours late and Libertines covers that are superior to any of the group’s original material. Or maybe they’ll surprise us…
Continue reading: Yep, You Heard Us Right: Babyshambles Announce New UK Tour
Pete Doherty - the former frontman of The Libertines and Babyshambles - has been chucked out of rehab. A report from the Daily Mail reveals that the notoriously troublesome rocker has been asked to leave the 7k per month Thai institute, because he was being a "disruptive influence" on other patients. Doherty had been at The Cabin in Chiang Mai for less than three weeks before his early departure was announced.
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Kate Moss set Pete Doherty's beloved teddy bear on fire when they split up and once hit him on the head with a guitar while he was sleeping.
The British supermodel - who dated the rocker on-and-off between 2005 and 2007 - left the Babyshambles singer devastated when she destroyed his favourite childhood toy, Pandy, when they separated for good.
He said: ''I had Pandy with me always, everywhere I went. And when we split up, Kate burnt it.
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Pete Doherty claims his ex-girlfriend, Kate Moss, calls him on occasions when she is drunk - five years after they spilt.
The Libertines frontman says the ''happily married'' supermodel sometimes leaves him voicemail messages when she is intoxicated even though she supposedly ''hates'' his guts.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper at the Cannes Film Festival, Pete said: ''She wants to get drunk and call me to talk s**t. That's fine but I wouldn't be able to do that to her. Anyway, she's married.
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Bassist Drew MCConnell and guitarist Mik Whitnall have announced two concerts in the U.K. with another eight or nine in the pipeline, but they won't be joined by founder member Doherty.
The singer/songwriter is currently living in Paris, France and pursuing an acting career - and news the band is hitting the road without Doherty has sparked speculation he has left the line-up.
MCConnell tells NME, "If he's in town, I'm sure he'd love to come out (and watch), but he's in Paris at the moment nurturing his burgeoning career as an actor and, as far as I'm concerned, hopefully writing some new songs."
Continue reading: Babyshambles To Tour Without Doherty
The ghost of Amy Winehouse is haunting the London home of rocker Pete Doherty, leading the former Libertines man to flee to Paris. The 32-year-old has told friends he can no longer live in the pad after seeing the late star three of four times since her death in July, reports The Sun newspaper.
Doherty claims to have seen ghostly images of Amy in his bedroom and her reflections in the windows late at night. The troubled rocker, who was a friend of the Back to Black singer, claims he was too frightened to return to the house and is now living in France. A pal said, "He is utterly convinced that he has seen her ghost.A lot of people will think his visions are probably drug-induced but he claims he is clean". The Babyshambles man was said to be so distressed by the death, he was unable to pay his last respects at the funeral in July. Although Winehouse had battled substance abuse and drug addiction, her death shocked the music industry, with a coroner ruling that alcohol poisoning was the reason for her passing.
Doherty, who has battled his own drug addiction, was often photographed with Winehouse around the Camden area. The duo appeared on-stage together numerous times, most notably during Babyshambles' set at the 2009 V Festival.
Troubled rocker Pete Doherty has been released from prison after serving just over a month of a six-month charge for cocaine possession.
Pete Doherty has been released from prison.
The troubled Babyshambles rocker was sentenced to six months jail on May 20 for possession of cocaine, and though he was not expected to serve his full sentence, his release still comes a month earlier than had been predicted.
A statement posted on his Albion Rooms website yesterday (05.07.11) read: "On this bright sunny morning Peter was released from prison and thanks everyone for their valued support whilst inside."
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Pete Doherty, Babyshambles and Roger Daltrey Monday 12th January 2009 Pete Doherty of Babyshambles and Roger Daltrey performed a for a one off gig at at Bristol's O2 Academy. The gig, performed to raise awareness of Teenage Cancer Trust and raise money for Moonfest. Pete ended up having to walk to his car and it created such hysteria, he was well and truly mobbed. It appears Pete isn't shy about revealing his torso to the cameras. Bristol, England
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