Fact: Rockers The Libertines thrilled fans by unveiling a new song during their performance at Scotland's T In The Park festival on Saturday night (11Jul15). The band has not played the event since 2004, and they marked their return to the stage by debuting new song Fame and Fortune, from their upcoming album Anthems For Doomed Youth. The set also featured a bizarre incident when co-frontman Pete Doherty took the band offstage for several minutes for a "pep talk" before returning to complete their performance.
Quote: "He's got this Breaking Bad-style Rv (recreational vehicle), which he's just driving around Europe. I don't get involved with what his intake may or may not be. What I know is he's happy, and he wants to do things together." Rocker Carl Barat on his The Libertines bandmate Pete Doherty, whose drug issues previously led to a split between the two frontmen which broke up the band.
Quote: "Keep the 5th July free." Rocker Carl Barat fuels rumours The Libertines will reunite for a special gig in London's Hyde Park this summer (14). The profile picture on the group's Facebook.com page has also been changed to a map of the London park. The group split in 2004.
Fact: Former The Libertines and Dirty Pretty Things rocker Carl Barat has received more than 1,000 applications from hopeful musicians eager to join his new band. The guitarist posted an advert for a drummer, bassist and guitarist on his website earlier this year (14) and he has been inundated with requests.
Fact: British rocker Carl Barat is to play a low-key gig in a tiny London pub for 50 competition winners. The Libertines star is giving away 25 pairs of tickets to winners of an email raffle. The show will take place at an undisclosed bar on Monday (21Mar11).
Fact: British rocker Carl Barat performed a special duet with French pop band BB Brunes on Monday (14Feb11) - the two acts teamed up to sing a cover version of The Ronettes' Be My Baby for European TV show TaRaTaTa.
Quote: "I collect items from the Spanish Civil War - flags and patches and so on... I get them out when I'm drunk and show people. I've also got a big mug collection." The Libertines star Carl Barat on what he hoards.
Quote: "How will I spend Christmas? Well, I'm having a baby so I don't know. Maybe we'll end up spending it in a manger. Or a maternity ward. She's due around Christmas Day. I'll probably be in a maternity ward..." The Libertines rocker Carl Barat is set for a very special Christmas - his girlfriend's about to give birth to their first baby.
Quote: "I was outside a venue in L.A. and three girls said, 'Can you write Libertine on our arms, so we can get them tattooed?' After the gig, they were outside with their dad - who was really angry." The Libertines rocker Carl Barat is always happy to please his fans.
Fact: Rapper Tinie Tempah is following in the footsteps of singer Will Young and Libertines rocker Carl Barat by making a speech at England's prestigious Oxford University. The star will talk to students on Sunday (31Oct10) about his rise to fame.
Quote: "It's fine! I mean, Jesus, did The Libertines ever rehearse? Honestly, it'll be fine and dandy." THE LIBERTINES rocker Carl Barat is confident the reformed band's lack of rehearsal time will not affect their comeback shows later this month (Aug10).
Fact: Libertines rocker Carl Barat is heading to England's prestigious Oxford University to take part in a panel discussion on 27 April (10). The guitarist will be joined by Reverend And The Makers' Jon MCClure and Babyshambles' Drew MCConnell for a debate in the Oxford Union.
Quote: "My heart caved in. I was destroyed. Not by the fall-out, but by seeing him (on TV performing) without me. Whatever happened, I would never, ever do a gig without him and call myself The Libertines." British rocker Pete Doherty is still angry with his former bandmate Carl Barat for his decision to continue their band without him after he was kicked out for drug abuse.
Quote: "I'd love to do it. We haven't got a date yet but it will happen if Pete stays on his current trajectory. He's very keen." Rocker Carl Barat is hoping Pete Doherty can wean himself off drugs so they can stage a Libertines reunion.
Quote: "My mum has turned up so I'm going back to her house. It's dead un-rock 'n' roll but I don't care. It's really nice to see her." Dirty Pretty Things frontman Carl Barat gives up an Isle of Wight (England) festival after-show party for home comforts.
Quote: <p>"I understand CARL, that's probably the best thing that I should say." Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme hints at his feelings over the feud between Libertines rockers Pete Doherty and Carl Barat. </p>