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The Libertines Perform Surprise Show

British band THE LIBERTINES reunited for a surprise gig in the early hours of Saturday (16May09), playing their first concert since they split five years ago. Pete Doherty and his current group Babyshambles played a late-night...

Doherty Bids To Reform Libertines

PETE DOHERTY is begging his former THE LIBERTINES bandmate CARL BARAT to reunite the British rock band. The Libertines split in 2004, after Doherty was booted from the band following a series of bust-ups with Barat...

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"Well, it's going to happen. It's unfinished business, isn't it?" British rocker PETE DOHERTY is determined THE LIBERTINES reunion will go ahead....

The Libertines To Reform

PETE DOHERTY has announced plans to reform THE LIBERTINES after patching up his differences with ex bandmate CARL BARAT. The band split acrimoniously in 2004 due to Doherty's drug addictions; he went on to form Babyshambles...

Doherty: I Can Convince Carl Barat To Reform Libertines

Pete Doherty has claimed he will be able to convince ex-bandmate Carl Barat to reform the Libertines eventually.The Can't Stand Me Now band split in 2004, six months after Doherty performed with the band for...

By on 26 February 2009

Pete Doherty Reveals Kebab Chase Anecdote

BABYSHAMBLES star PETE DOHERTY has revealed that he has been chased down a Liverpool street by a kebab shop owner brandishing a skewer.In a video released prior to his forthcoming solo album, the musician said...

By on 20 February 2009

Doherty Rejects Libertines Reunion Offer

PETE DOHERTY was forced to turn down offers of $2.96 million (£2 million) to reform THE LIBERTINES - because his bandmate CARL BARAT refused to participate in the reunion. The band split acrimoniously in 2004 due...

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"I've had enough of democracy and sharing - I want to be a selfish b**tard for a while!" Former THE LIBERTINES and DIRTY PRETTY THINGS rocker CARL BARAT on why he is launching a solo...

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Disbanding British rockers DIRTY PRETTY THINGS are making their final gig a charitable one - the band, fronted by former LIBERTINES star CARL BARAT, will headline the Jail Guitar Doors/Real Fits concert at the Hackney...

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

Doherty + Barat Thrill Fans With Reunion

Former LIBERTINES bandmates PETE DOHERTY and CARL BARAT thrilled fans as they took to the stage at a surprise reunion gig in London. Doherty was scheduled to perform at The Prince of Wales pub in...

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"I like the glamorous indie rock look, like THE LIBERTINES. But you know, without the heroin needle sticking out of my arm." GOSSIP GIRL star ED WESTWICK on his sense of style....

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...

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"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 Considers Libertines Reunion

British rocker CARL BARAT has sparked new hopes for a THE LIBERTINES reunion after insisting he and former pal PETE DOHERTY have "unfinished business" in a U.K. newspaper interview. The Dirty Pretty Things star and...

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

Doherty And Barat Reunite To Write Musical

Former LIBERTINES bandmates PETE DOHERTY and CARL BARAT are reuniting for the first time in five years to create a new musical. The former pals went their separate ways when Doherty was sacked from the...

Pete Doherty 'Moved To Safe Area' In Prison

Pete Doherty has been moved to a safe area of Wormwood Scrubs prison following an alleged plot to attack him, reports claim.The Babyshambles frontman was jailed earlier this month for 14 weeks after violating the...

By on 18 April 2008

Pete Doherty Jailed After Breaking Probation Order

Pete Doherty has been jailed for 14 weeks after violating the terms of his probation order.The Babyshambles frontman received the sentence after a hearing at West London magistrates' court this morning.Judge Davinder Lachar said the...

By on 08 April 2008

Scissor Sisters To Pen Tunes For Broadway Show

THE SCISSOR SISTERS are planning to pen the songs for a musical version of TALES OF THE CITY.Frontman JAKE SHEARS and touring band member JOHN GARDEN will write the tunes for the Broadway show, which...

By on 14 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

Libertines Reunite To Pen Musical

Former LIBERTINES bandmates PETE DOHERTY and CARL BARAT are reuniting to pen a musical. The British rockers split in 2004 after Doherty failed to kick his drug habit - with the singer going on to...

Libertines Could Reunite For Comedy

Former LIBERTINES bandmates PETE DOHERTY and CARL BARAT will reunite - to pen a comedy musical for the stage. Pretty Little Things frontman Barat and Doherty will work together on the musical, marking their first...

Doherty Eyes Barat Reunion

British rocker PETE DOHERTY is pleading with his former LIBERTINES bandmate CARL BARAT to join him on the upcoming BABYSHAMBLES tour. The band are hoping Barat will play the guitar when they perform a cover...

Suspended Sentence For Doherty

Singer Pete Doherty has been given a suspended sentence for a string of drug and motoring offences at a west London court today.The 28-year-old was sentenced to four months in jail - suspended for two...

By on 26 October 2007

Doherty Gets Suspended Sentence

Singer Pete Doherty has been given a suspended sentence for a string of drug and motoring offences at a west London court today.The 28-year-old was sentenced to four months in jail - suspended for two...

By on 26 October 2007

Pete And Courtney Spark Love Rumours

Rumours of an unlikely relationship between two of music's most troubled stars have gathered pace today after a meeting between Pete Doherty and Courtney Love was spotted by onlookers.The Babyshambles frontman took a trip from...

By on 19 September 2007

Doherty Sentencing Put Back

Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty's scheduled sentencing for drugs possession has been put back until next month.The musician was due to appear at West London magistrates court today for a hearing, but has apparently entered rehab...

By on 04 September 2007

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