Doherty's Shop Gig
BABYSHAMBLES frontman PETE DOHERTY treated shoppers in Reading, England, to an impromptu performance in a music store - but the gig was cut short when the rocker snapped a string on the shop's guitar. The 29-year-old picked up one of the instruments in the Music Man shop and launched into a rendition of his hits, but Doherty's energetic show was halted when he got carried away and accidentally broke the G string. But despite the breakage, store owner Peter Sirrell was delighted with the star's surprise appearance. He tells British newspaper the Daily Mirror, "He had a whale of a time. he even asked me to put by a GBP150 ($300) guitar for him and he said he would be back in later to pay for it."