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Carl Barat's Ghost Musician

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...

Car Barat: I Want A Career Like Damon Albarn

Carl Barat wants a career like Damon Albarn.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...

Dirty Pretty Things Reunite Onstage

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...

Pete Doherty Says Carl Doesn't Trust Him

Pete Doherty claims his Libertines bandmate Carl Barat doesn't trust him anymore. The future of the 'Time for Heroes' band - who came together for a handful of reunion shows last year - looks bleak...

The Libertines Have 'No Future'

Carl Barat says there is "no future" for The Libertines. 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...

Carl Barat's Break-up Songs

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...

Pete Doherty To Sing For Carl

Pete Doherty is set to sing on Carl Barat's 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...

Carl Barat Announces Solo Album

Carl Barat has announced the details of his debut solo album. The Libertines co-frontman - who is to play the band's first full gig in six years later in the month - will release both...

Klaxons Recruit Dirty Pretty Things Guitarist

British dance punk act KLAXONS have recruited former DIRTY PRETTY THINGS guitarist ANTHONY ROSSOMANDO following the break-up of CARL BARAT's rock band.Rossomando previously stood in for troubled rocker Pete Doherty in The Libertines, and after...

The Libertines Reform For Reading

The Libertines are reforming to headline the Reading and Leeds Festivals.The cult British indie group - fronted by Carl Barat and Pete Doherty - have signed up to headline the festivals in August this summer,...

Carl Barat's Artistic Freedom

Carl Barat's record label doesn't care if his new album sells well.The former Libertines and Dirty Pretty Things rocker is recording his debut solo LP and has been advised not to worry about making the...

Carl Barat's 'Naked' Album

Carl Barat's solo album has a "naked" sound. The former Libertines frontman wants the collection of songs to be a departure from what people know him for. He said: "It will sound very different because...

Carl Barat Happy To Go It Alone

Carl Barat prefers being a solo artist.The former Libertines and Dirty Pretty Things frontman is currently working on his debut solo LP and is finding the experience "liberating".He said: "Life really is easier not being...

Smooth Jon Mcclure

Jon McClure wants to be called "Photobooth Man."The Reverend and the Makers frontman was amazed at the ease in which he fitted in during rehearsals with veteran musicians The Silver Cornet Band for his performance...

The Libertines 2010 Return

The Libertines will perform at festivals next year.Former co-frontman Pete Doherty says he has convinced ex-bandmates John Hassall, who played bass for the group, and drummer Gary Powell to take part in a series of...

Babyshambles' Slow Progress

Babyshambles are slowly working on a new album.The rockers' attempts to return to the studio to record a third LP have been hampered by frontman Pete Doherty's solo commitments but drummer Adam Ficek is confident...

First Instigate Debate Event Attracts Musicians And Politicians

A London pub was recently the venue for a discussion between former London mayor Ken Livingstone and a host of musicians. FIND THE TIME singer SAM DUCKWORTH of GET CAPE. WEAR CAPE. FLY and songstress...

By on 27 March 2009

Pirates Director To Take Online Role-playing To Movies

Director Gore Verbinski is to turn a news article about online role-playing into a film, reports claim.According to Variety, the Pirates of the Caribbean helmer and Universal Pictures have acquired the rights to a 2007...

By on 17 December 2008

Barat Recovering From Pneumonia

Former DIRTY PRETTY THINGS star CARL BARAT is recovering from a bout of pneumonia. The singer, previously of The Libertines, was hospitalised earlier this month (Oct08) and diagnosed with the deadly lung disease. He is...

Glasvegas Rocker Blames Barat For Missed Show

LATEST: GLASVEGAS frontman JAMES ALLAN has blamed former DIRTY PRETTY THINGS star CARL BARAT for the visa problems which forced the band to scrap a show in Boston, Massachusetts. The Scottish rockers were forced to...

Dirty Pretty Things Split

British rockers DIRTY PRETTY THINGS have split up after three years together. The band, formed in 2005 following the break-up of frontman Carl Barat's previous group The Libertines, has announced its decision to part ways...

Dirty Pretty Things Announce Surprise Split

Dirty Pretty Things have confirmed they are to split after three years together.The indie band, fronted by Carl Barat, formed after the dissolution of Barat's former group the Libertines.The four-piece - featuring another ex-Libertine in...

By on 01 October 2008

New Movie Role For Barat

DIRTY PRETTY THINGS frontman CARL BARAT enjoyed his recent stint as an actor so much, he's plotting a return to the big screen - and has already landed a role as a scientist in a...

Barat's Illness 'Good For Band'

DIRTY PRETTY THINGS bassist Didz Hammond has said that frontman Carl Bart's recent illness was beneficial to the band.Barat was rushed to hospital earlier this summer with acute pancreatitis and given strict instructions to stay...

By on 11 August 2008

Carl Barat Talks New Album

Carl Barat has been talking about the forthcoming DIRTY PRETTY THINGS album and his planned collaboration with MARK RONSON.The former LIBERTINES guitarist said his band will be playing several dates in August and October in...

By on 18 July 2008

Barat: 'Libertines Won't Reunite'

DIRTY PRETTY THINGS frontman CARL BARAT has ruled out a LIBERTINES reunion, because he is too busy. The British rocker is adamantly denying that the cult band will reform, after rumours circulated that he and...

Mark Ronson To Auction Nme Award

MARK RONSON has pledged to auction his NME award after the magazine gave him a bad review for his Glastonbury performance.The musician and DJ said he was made aware of the review when a journalist...

By on 09 July 2008

Barat Vows To Beat Alcohol Addiction After Hospital Stay

DIRTY PRETTY THINGS frontman CARL BARAT has vowed to battle his alcohol demons after he was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis. The British rocker was admitted to a clinic last month (17Jun08) suffering from severe stomach...

Ronson Set For Barat Collaboration

Superproducer MARK RONSON has unveiled his latest collaboration - he is teaming up with DIRTY PRETTY THINGS frontman CARL BARAT. Ronson, who recently joined Duran Duran for a one-off gig in Paris, France is now...

Barat 'Petrified' About Solo Glastonbury Gig

DIRTY PRETTY THINGS frontman CARL BARAT is terrified about his forthcoming appearance at legendary English music festival Glastonbury - because it is the first time he has ever played a solo set. The British singer...

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