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13th July 2015

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.


11th August 2014

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.


22nd April 2014

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.


11th February 2014

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.


1st August 2012

Fact: British rocker Carl Barat has joined new band Eyes On Film. The Libertines star will make his live debut with the group at a gig in London on 16 August (12).


14th March 2011

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).


15th February 2011

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.


4th January 2011

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.


23rd December 2010

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.


15th November 2010

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.


30th October 2010

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.


11th August 2010

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).


21st April 2010

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.


11th October 2009

Fact: Former Libertines star Carl Barat plans to shoot a movie with Reverend and The Makers singer JON MCCLURE. Barat will act in the film, while MCClure will direct.


31st July 2009

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.


10th July 2009

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.


12th June 2006

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.


4th October 2005

Fact: <p>Juliette Lewis and former LIBERTINES star Carl Barat have signed up as the new faces of designer J LINDEBERG's punky fashions. </p>


1st September 2005

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>


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