Carl Barat claims there is a ghost playing piano on a track on his new album.
Carl Barat claims there is a ghost on his new album.
The 36-year-old rocker played piano on 'We Want More', a track from his record with The Jackals but was stunned when early versions of the track featured the instrument, even though they hadn't recorded with one.
Speaking in the latest issue of Loaded magazine - which is out now - he said: ''I eventually played piano on it. But before that was added, the engineer pointed out there was a piano playing on the song when there wasn't one in the room. I'm hoping the ghost of Liberace will turn up again when we play it live.''
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Carl Barat wants a career like Damon Albarn and claims he is still dedicated to his new band despite The Libertines playing reunion shows.
The former Dirty Pretty Things frontman has launched a new band, The Jackals, and is currently preparing for a Libertines reunion show in London's Hyde Park later this summer, but sees no reason why his various projects can't co-exist.
He told NME magazine: ''I'd rather take a leaf out of Damon's book. He's done a Blur reunion, he does Gorillaz, he does things that are genuine to him. If he bankrolls do that by doing the other thing, fine.
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British rockers Dirty Pretty Things have reunited onstage in London more than three years since splitting up.
The band was formed in 2005 by guitarist Carl Barat after his group The Libertines fell apart, but they announced their break-up three years later and played a farewell gig in December 2008.
Barat went on to pursue a solo career but at a gig in London on Friday (23Mar12) he put on an impromptu reunion by inviting his former Dirty Pretty Things bandmates Anthony Rossomando and Didz Hammond to join him onstage.
The trio performed several of the band's tracks to close the concert.
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Pete Doherty accuses Carl Barat of not trusting him in the new Libertines documentary film 'There are no Innocent Bystanders'.
The future of the 'Time for Heroes' band - who came together for a handful of reunion shows last year - looks bleak as the volatile relationship between the two frontmen is preventing them from having a full scale reunion.
In new documentary film 'There are no Innocent Bystanders', Pete says of his bandmate: "He doesn't trust me and hasn't trusted me for a long time, and as far as I can tell it's too late to do anything about it."
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Carl Barat says there is ''no future'' for The Libertines and doubts they will play together or record again.
The 'What a Waster' group ignited fans hopes of a full scale reunion after they played two festival shows at Reading and Leeds in the UK last year, but singer and guitarist Carl alleged his factitious relationship with co-frontman Pete Doherty has prevented this from happening.
He told NME magazine: "Right now there is no Libertines future. We are all in very different places. Right now is not the time for The Libertines. I thought the water Under The Bridge was under the bridge, but maybe it's not. It's a very f***ing hard thing. Every time we talk it just brings it back up."
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Carl Barat was inspired to write personal material for his self-titled solo album following the demise of his bands The Libertines and Dirty Pretty Things.
Carl Barat's solo album is a "break-up" record.
The 'Can't Stand Me Now' singer says his self-titled LP was written to address the aftermath of The Ending of his bands The Libertines - who briefly reunited earlier this year - and Dirty Pretty Things and contains his most personal lyrics.
He explained: "By that I mean the break-up of two bands. It's the first time I've written directly about things that have happened.
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Carl Barat is keen for Pete Doherty to provide the vocals for the track 'So Long, My Lover' on his debut solo album.
The pair recently reunited their band, The Libertines - putting their differences, which originally caused the group's end - behind them, and Carl is keen for Pete to provide vocals on the track 'So Long, My Lover' on his self-titled album, which will be released in October.
Carl said: "It's really brutally honest and a truthful telling of a time - I hope people can relate to it."
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The Libertines, Dirty Pretty Things and Libertines - Carl Barat (formerly of The Libertines and Dirty Pretty Things , Sunday 24th May 2009 'Soccer Six' annual charity football tournament at Stamford Bridge football stadium
British rocker CARL BARAT once shared an apartment with Pete Doherty that was so small, they could only enter through a broken window.
The Dirty Pretty Things frontman writes about the tiny north London apartment he shared with his ex-Libertines bandmate Doherty in the 2006 NME Student Guide.
He says, "I was sharing rooms in shared houses with my old best mate, but the first time I lived with Peter was in a place on Camden Road called Delaney Mansion. It was GBP60 a week for a sixties bedsit and the only access was through a back window - and it was broken.
"Me and Pete slept top-to-tail on a single mattress."
Dirty Pretty Things frontman CARL BARAT has been giving fellow Brit rockers Arctic Monkeys fashion tips.
The former LIBERTINE star's new band were recording in Glasgow, Scotland, when they met up with Monkeys frontman Alex Turner and his teen band.
Barat says, "We did give the Arctics some fashion advice. It was regarding a particular golf top that Alex was wearing.
"We do get on with Alex and the rest of the guys, but we do like to take the p**s out of them too."
The 19-year-old I BET YOU LOOK GOOD ON THE DANCEFLOOR star, who formed Arctic Monkeys with his schoolmate JAMIE COOK three years ago (02), topped the poll in UK magazine New Musical Express (NME).
Oasis frontman Gallagher and rapper West came second and third respectively.
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