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The Libertines Building Studio Complex In Margate

The Libertines are reportedly converting an old house into a studio complex in Margate, Kent. The 'Can't Stand Me Now' group's frontman Pete Doherty and bassist Carl Barat had been waiting to obtain planning permission...

By The Sea 2017 - Preview

By The Sea festival returns to Margate at the end of September for its third year. Over the course of three days alongside the heritage rides, candy floss stalls, 2p slots and just a stones...

Liam Gallagher Praises 'Talented' Bassist Drew Mcconnell

Liam Gallagher says he recruited Pete Doherty's bassist Drew McConnell because he's ''f***ing talented''. The former Oasis frontman knew the 38-year-old musician would be a perfect fit for his band because he has to have...

Carl Barat Is Engaged To Partner Edie Langley

Carl Barat has confirmed he got engaged secretly.The Libertines musician has revealed he got down on one knee and proposed to the mother of his two children, Edie Langley - with whom he sons Eli,...

Pete Doherty Performs At Anti-le Pen Rally In Paris

Pete Doherty has performed at a protest rally in Paris this week, staged to warn about the “threat” posed by far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, ahead of the crucial elections this weekend.The Libertines and...

The Rolling Stones Dumped Drug-ravaged Pete Doherty In A Bin

The Libertines rocker has had a long history of drug problems including heroin addiction, and took things too far in the band's dressing room at the Isle of Wight festival in 2007....

Pete Doherty Pulls Out Of London Show

The singer/songwriter was booked to perform at the Rough Trade East store, but couldn't get there on time. A statement released on Twitter by venue bosses reads: ''Due to delays en route,...

Pete Doherty's Solo Show Cancelled

Pete Doherty's solo show at Rough Trade has been cancelled.The 'Last of the English Roses' hitmaker was due to perform at Rough Trade East store in London on Monday (05.12.16) but was forced to cancel...

The Libertines Feel Under 'Pressure' Making Albums

Carl Barat admits there is ''always pressure'' on The Libertines when making an album.The 'Can't Stand Me Now' rock group - also comprised of Pete Doherty, John Hassall and Gary Powell - feel they...

The Libertines Have 'Special Plan' For Next Record

The Libertines have a ''special plan'' for their next album.Carl Barat, singer and bassist, says the 'Can't Stand Me Now' rockers - also comprised of Pete Doherty, John Hassall and drummer Gary Powell - will...

Pete Doherty Announces Two December UK Shows

Pete Doherty has announced two UK shows for December.The 37-year-old singer is to perform at London's O2 Forum on December 6 and Manchester's Albert Hall on December 7, in support of his first solo album...

The Libertines Documentary In The Works

The band, fronted by Pete Doherty and Carl Barat, announced on Twitter that executives at British channel BBC Four were producing a documentary about them and they asked fans for their participation....

The Libertines Set To Headline Charity Gig

The band, which includes Pete Doherty and Carl Barat, are scheduled to play the Unity Rocks concert at the 02 Academy in Brixton, London on 7 September (16) to promote the idea of...

The Libertines Drummer Joins The Specials For Tour

The British ska-veterans announced last month (Feb16) that they would be embarking on a tour of the U.K. On Wednesday (02Mar16), Libertines percussionist Gary confirmed he had accepted an offer...

Carl Barat Can't Watch Amy Winehouse Documentary

The Can't Stand Me Now musician was a close pal of Amy when she was making her name in the London music scene, and thinks watching the intimate film would bring back too...

Pete Doherty Selling Lyric Sheets

The Libertines star set up a pop-up store in north London in 2013 to sell his personal items, keepsakes, and memorabilia, and now he is offering fans another chance to own a slice...

Carl Barat Avoids Internet Over Anxiety

The British musician has spent years battling anxiety, and he is convinced the condition can be worsened if he sees snarky comments online, so he cuts himself off from the web as a...

Chloe Dobinson's Top 10 Albums Of 2015

10. Drake - If You're Reading This Then You're Too Late Making an impromptu release of his 4th studio album Drake made a return proving why he is one of the most in demand rappers....

Pete Doherty Stars In London Art Exhibition

The Libertines star is displaying 23 pieces, many painted in blood, at the Gibson Showroom in Fitzrovia, central London. It means the singer/guitarist's works have now been exhibited in cities including Paris,...

Pete Doherty Brawls With Swervedriver Star - Report

The Libertines star was allegedly dragged screaming from the Swervedriver frontman's hotel room in Kowloon after Franklin "decked him" with a single punch. Franklin alleges Doherty took at swing at him for...

The Libertines And Wolf Alice Lead The Pack For 2016 Nme Awards Nominations

Pete Doherty's reunited band and the indie rockers will go head-to-head for some of the biggest prizes at the prizegiving, including Best British Band, Best Live Band, Best Track, Best Music Video and...

Fans' Fears For Pete Doherty Over New Video

In the clip, which was filmed over the weekend (28-29Nov15), The Libertines star is heard asking a pal for a "nose-up" before leaning his head towards a flat surface and apparently snorting....

Pete Doherty Selling Customised Journals

The Libertines star is releasing a limited edition run of his book From Albion to Shangri-La, a collection of his private thoughts and writings from 2008 to 2013. He has designed a...

Pete Doherty Urges Fans To Stay Away From His Home

The Libertines star is currently battling to stay clean after kicking his long-running addictions to heroin and crack cocaine following a stint at a rehab clinic in Thailand last year (14). He...

Pete Doherty Puffs On Crack Pipe In New Libertines Promo

The troubled star spent more than 10 years battling addictions to heroin and crack cocaine, and after a lengthy spell at a rehab clinic in Thailand, he declared earlier this year (15) that...

Pete Doherty Accused Of Urinating In Dressing Room

The Can't Stand Me Now hitmaker and his bandmate Carl Barat were chatting to reporter Emmanuel Marolle backstage at the Rock en Seine festival, where the group performed on 29 August (15),...

Justin Bieber Is Back On Top Of UK Singles Chart With 'What Do You Mean'

A fortnight ago Justin Bieber scored his first ever UK number one with ‘What Do You Mean’ and now he’s back in the top spot again this week. The single has risen one place to...

The Libertines Back Out Of Rebooking Axed Shows

The British band was due to play two intimate shows at small venues in London and Manchester, England last week (ends11Sep15) before heading out on an arena tour next year (16), but they...

The Libertines Blame Panic Attack For Pete Doherty No-show

Fans of the Can't Stand Me Now hitmakers were left worried after a no-show at a concert at London's Electric Ballroom and an axed date in Manchester, England led to speculation about recovering...

Pete Doherty's Hotel Break

Pete Doherty was seen eating chips when he should have been on stage.The Libertines cancelled two of their shows after the 36-year-old singer went AWOL before one of their concerts but a source has now...

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