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Pete Doherty Given Six Month Driving Ban

Pete Doherty has been handed a six-month driving ban after being caught speeding.The Libertines rocker was given the punishment and a £9,200 fine at Folkestone Magistrates Court after being caught on the same camera speeding...

Blackwaters Starstruck When They First Met Libertines Legend

BlackWaters ''couldn't stop singing'' The Libertines songs when they first met Carl Barat.The 'Long Way To The Sun' rockers have worked in the studio with the indie rock legend - who will be taking them...

Album Of The Week: The 15th Anniversary Of The Libertines' Greatest Work

It's been 15 years since the release of one of the most iconic albums of the 2000s: The Libertines' self-titled second album and the record that landed them the number one spot in the UK...

The Libertines Flex Rap Skills In The Studio

The Libertines have been flexing their rap skills for their new album.The 'Can't Stand Me Now' rockers have been busy working on their long-awaited follow-up to 2015 album 'Anthems for Doomed Youth', and co-frontman Pete...

Carl Barat: Libertines 4th Album Writing Has Started

Carl Barat says The Libertines have started working on their fourth studio album. The band's guitarist has revealed the group have put ''dates in [their] studio diary'' for their next record - a follow-up to...

Carl Barat 'Desperately Seeking' Musicians For New Project

Carl Barat is ''desperately seeking'' musicians for a mystery project. The Libertines guitarist has taken to Instagram in his search for a ''male bassist, male guitarist, male drummer and a frontman'' for a new project...

Pete Doherty Challenges Liam Gallagher To A Boxing Match

Pete Doherty has challenged Liam Gallagher to a boxing match - because he is annoyed that the former Oasis frontman stole his bass player.The 40-year-old rocker is unhappy that Drew McConnell quit his band Babyshambles...

Pete Doherty Opens Up On Possible Babyshambles Reunion

Pete Doherty thinks a Babyshambles reunion would be too complicated to pull off.The band hasn't been active in five years after some festival shows supporting their third album 'Sequel To The Prequel' and while there...

Pete Doherty Hospitalised After Getting Spiked By A Hedgehog

Pete Doherty was hospitalised after getting spiked by a hedgehog.The Libertines rocker had been out walking his two Siberian huskies when one of the dog picked up the spiny mammal, and his attempts to...

Pete Doherty Forced To Finish Breakfast Challenge As He Was 'Skint'

Pete Doherty has admitted he had no choice but to complete the 'megga breakfast' challenge at an English cafe because he was ''starving and skint''. The Libertines star impressed fans last year after taking on...

Pete Doherty Gets Candid On Drug Addiction

Pete Doherty believes his drug addiction is a ''mental deficiency''.The Libertines rocker wishes he was clean so he could ''feel things'' but he admitted that after entering rehab in Thailand, he managed to stay sober...

Pete Doherty And The Puta Madres Announce Debut Album

Pete Doherty's band The Puta Madres have announced their first album and a UK tour.The Libertines and Babyshambles star is set to release a self-titled debut record under Pete Doherty & The Puta Madres after...

Carl Barat: I Can't Work Under Pressure Of Writing A Hit

Carl Barat can't ''work under the pressure'' of writing a hit.The Libertines songwriter has admitted he can be a bit ''lazy'' when it comes to making new music and likes to be by himself with...

Pete Doherty Completes 'Megga Breakfast' Challenge

Pete Doherty has completed an enormous eating challenge by scoffing a huge traditional English breakfast.The Libertines star took on the 'megga breakfast' at The Dalby Cafe in Margate in Kent, Southern England, on Tuesday morning...

The Libertines Announce Break From Performing

The Libertines have announced they are taking a break from touring for the ''foreseeable future''. The indie rockers - who hit the music scene in 1997 - will play their final show at the Wheels...

Libertines Release Details Of Their Curated Stage At Wheels & Fins Festival

The Wheels And Fins Festival, taking place between the 7th-9th September at Joss Bay Beach near Broadstairs in Kent, have just announced a rather special set of additions to their already impressive line-up. The Libertines,...

The Libertines Update Fans On Fourth Album

They seem to have been in the headlines more frequently for festivals and curious business adventures like opening hotels these days, but The Libertines’ drummer Gary Powell has offered fans a little update on the...

Noel Gallagher Unimpressed With Arctic Monkeys Album

Noel Gallagher was expecting a ''few choruses'' on the new Arctic Monkeys album 'Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino'.The 'Holy Mountain' hitmaker has had a chance to check out the Sheffield band's sixth studio album which...

The Libertines To Headline And Curate Wheels & Fins Festival

The Libertines will be making another festival appearance this summer, headlining the Wheels & Fins festival in Kent in September, with the group being invited to curate the entire day’s line-up.Wheels & Fins will run...

The Libertines To Curate Kent Festival

The Libertines are curating a festival in Kent this year.The 'Can't Stand Me Now' hitmakers will headline Sunday night (09.09.19) of Wheels and Fins Festival on the South East coast of England at Joss Bay...

Chas Hodges Working With Buddy Holly Drummer On New Lp

Chas Hodges is making an album with Buddy Holly's drummer Jerry Allison.The 74-year-old piano player - famous for being one half of British cockney rock duo Chas and Dave - is teaming up with The...

Chas And Dave Heading Into Studio With The Libertines

Chas and Dave are set to head into the studio with The Libertines.The 'Rabbit' rock 'n' roll legends have been invited by Pete Doherty to work together on the 'Can't Stand Me Now' rockers' long-awaited...

Trampolene Didn't Tell Pete Doherty About Liam Gallagher Gigs

Trampolene didn't tell Liam Gallagher's sworn enemy Pete Doherty they were supporting the Oasis star.The Welsh group's frontman Jack Jones, who is also Libertines rocker Pete's guitarist in his band Puta Madres, decided to keep...

Libertines Set For Meltdown Festival's 25th Anniversary

Meltdown Festival have announced the likes of Nine Inch Nails, The Libertines and Placebo as part of their huge 25th anniversary event.For the milestone year, the line-up - which has been curated by a different...

The Libertines To Headline Kendal Calling

The Libertines, Catfish and the Bottlemen, and Run DMC will headline Kendal Calling. The 'Can't Stand Me Now' hitmakers will bring the music festival to a close on Sunday July 29 at Lowther Deer Park...

The Libertines Launch The Albion Rooms Hotel

The Libertines have named their hotel/recording space in Margate, The Albion Rooms.The 'Can't Stand Me Now' group's frontman Pete Doherty and bassist Carl Barat had been waiting to obtain planning permission for their venture, which...

The Libertines Reveal Plans For Their Own Hotel

The Libertines have revealed that their plans for a hotel and studio complex in the English seaside town of Margate are well under way, and that they hope to open it to the public later...

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...

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