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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...

The Things They Say 8823

"For me and PETE (DOHERTY) it was all or nothing. It was either the top of the world or the bottom of the canal. It wasn't too different from falling madly in love; when you...

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...

Barat Released From Hospital

LATEST: DIRTY PRETTY THINGS frontman CARL BARAT is resting at home after he was released from hospital over the weekend (21-22Jun08). The British singer was admitted to a clinic in the U.K. last Tuesday (17Jun08)...

Dirty Pretty Things Scrap Another Gig

LATEST: British rockers DIRTY PRETTY THINGS have been forced to scrap another gig - as frontman CARL BARAT recovers in hospital. The singer checked into a clinic in the U.K. on Tuesday morning (17Jun08) suffering...

The Libertines Would Only Reform For An Album, Says Barat

DIRTY PRTTY THINGS frontman Carl Barat has said that the only reason he would reunite with Pete Doherty to reform THE LIBERTINES would be to make a new studio album.Barat told the Independent he would...

By on 30 May 2008

Barat Slams Coldplay's Music Giveaway

DIRTY PRETTY THINGS star CARL BARAT has criticised British rockers COLDPLAY for giving away their latest single for free - insisting the move is bad for the music industry. The Yellow hitmakers gave fans the...

Reading And Leeds Festivals Sell Out In Record Time

Tickets for the Reading and Leeds Festivals have sold out in record time with 200,000 being sold within 24 hours of going on sale.The tickets went on sale at 19:00 BST on March 31st and...

By on 04 April 2008

Reading And Leeds Festivals Sells Out In Record Time

Tickets for the Reading and Leeds Festivals have sold out in record time with 200,000 being sold within 24 hours of going on sale.The tickets went on sale at 19:00 BST on March 31st and...

By on 03 April 2008

New Additions For Morrissey's O2 Wireless Gig

A host of top names have been added to the bill for Morrissey's O2 Wireless Festival gig in Hyde Park later this summer. Already confirmed for the former Smiths frontman's only UK festival appearance this...

By on 02 April 2008

Killers, Metallica And Rage To Headline Reading, Leeds

The Killers, Metallica and Rage Against the Machine have been announced as this year's headline acts for the Reading and Leeds festivals.The three groups will stagger performances across the main stages at each venue during...

By on 31 March 2008

Pete Doherty And Carl Barat To Write Stage Musical Together

Former Libertines Pete Doherty and Carl Barat are to reunite to write a stage musical together, it has been confirmed.The once-inseparable pair underwent a bitter split during the break-up of the Libertines in 2004, with...

By on 05 March 2008

Dirty Pretty Things Nervous About New Sound

British rockers DIRTY PRETTY THINGS are terrified about their musical comeback - after creating a "different sound" with dance outfit THE PRODIGY. The musicians - fronted by former Libertines singer Carl Barat - hired The...

Fascinating Fact 4737

PAUL WELLER, SUPERGRASS, DIRTY PRETTY THINGS and GRAHAM COXON will perform at an all-day concert in London to raise money for homeless charity Crisis in March (08).

London Film Festival Kicks Off

A two-week celebration of film began in London's Leicester Square last night, as the Times BFI 51st London Film Festival began with the gala premiere of Eastern Promises.Starring Viggo Mortensen and Naomi Watts, the crime...

By on 18 October 2007

Barat's Prison Gig Fears

THE DIRTY PRETTY THINGS frontman CARL BARAT is delighted his unique gig in a London prison was a success - because he was petrified he would insult the inmates. The U.K. rock band played a...

Dirty Pretty Things Play Zoo Concert

Rockers DIRTY PRETTY THINGS performed in a former seal enclosure at an Ibizan zoo on Tuesday (21Aug07). The British band played the unusual location as part of the ongoing Ibiza Rocks festival. Frontman Carl Barat...

Dirty Pretty Things To Do Prison Gig

Dirty Pretty Things are set to play a one-off gig in London's Pentonville prison on bank holiday Monday.The band, founded by former Libertines co-frontman Carl Barat, are playing the date to raise awareness of suicide...

By on 21 August 2007

Barat To Perform In Prison For Male Suicide Awareness

DIRTY PRETTY THINGS rocker CARL BARAT has been given the green light to perform a unique gig in a London prison in aid of a suicide-awareness charity. The concert, organised by Wasted Youth, will see...

Fflam Festival Cancelled

Swansea's Fflam music festival has been cancelled after scheduling problems prevented a rearranged date for the event being implemented.Fflam had previously been planned for July 13th to July 15th, but "consistently bad weather conditions" meant...

By on 03 August 2007

Fflam Festival Postponed

Wales' Fflam festival has been postponed due to "consistently bad weather conditions" threatening to turn the event into a mud bath.The Swansea event was due to take place over three days from July 13th to...

By on 05 July 2007

Fascinating Fact 3512

DIRTY PRETTY THINGS frontman CARL BARAT is set to perform at his mother CHRISSIE's wedding on Sunday (08Jul07) in Hampshire, England....

Rumoured Libertines Reunion At Glasto

Pete Doherty and Carl Barat will be stepping out on stage together once again at Glastonbury this weekend, according to reports.The pair played an intimate gig at the Hackney Empire earlier this year when Barat...

By on 18 June 2007

Libertines 'Reunite' For Glasto?

LIBERTINES rockers PETE DOHERTY and CARL BARAT are set to get together again in a rare performance at this year's Glastonbury festival.The huge open-air concert, famous for its hippies, mud and screaming girls, is likely...

By on 18 June 2007

The Mitchell Brothers To Play Beats Stage

The Mitchell Brothers will headline the Beats stage at Get Loaded in the Park on August 26th.As part of the the Streets' label showcase, the Mitchell Brothers will play ahead of Professor Green, Example, Man...

By on 11 June 2007

Fascinating Fact 3319

The SCISSOR SISTERS, KINGS OF LEON and DIRTY PRETTY THINGS are among the stars who have signed up to front a new British campaign to highlight the Everyman Male Cancer Awareness Month in June (07)....

Barat Overcomes Speech Disability To Play Festival

DIRTY PRETTY THINGS frontman CARL BARAT managed to perform at The Isle Of Skye Festival on Saturday (26May07) despite waking up that morning unable to speak. The singer/guitarist was suffering from throat problems as a...

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