Monday, June 29, 2009

Pete Doherty covers Talking Heads at Glastonbury

Pic: PA Photos


Pete Doherty covered legendary New York band Talking Heads during his Other Stage gig at Glastonbury this afternoon (June 27).

Coming onstage wearing a gold and black military jacket, Doherty headbutted his microphone and waved to the massive crowd, who cheered him back heartily.

Opening song 'The Last Of The English Roses' saw the singer/guitarist joined by two ballerinas, along with his band (featuring Babyshambles' Drew McConnell and Adam Ficek, producer Stephen Street and a three-piece string section).

Doherty got a huge reaction from the crowd when he launched into 2003 hit 'For Lovers' - it being the first time he has played the track live backed by a string section.

Breaking from Libertines track 'Music When The Lights Go Out', he played an impromptu cover of Talking Heads' 'Psycho Killer'.

However, the star was left red-faced when he forgot the words to the song, much to his and the audience's amusement.

"I'm fucked if I know the second verse," he said at one point.

John 'Bandit', formerly of The Bandits, came onstage to perform 'I Am The Rain', which the duo co-wrote for Doherty's solo album 'Grace/Wastelands'.

Singer Dot Alison joined the star for a version of 'Sheepskin Tearaway'.

Doherty ended his set by playing a double whammy of Babyshambles song 'Albion' and an electrified version of The Libertines' 2002 single 'Time For Heroes'.

Despite leaving the stage after the song, many fans began singing Babyshambles' 'I Wish' and chanting "We want more!".

However, the singer did not return.

Pete Doherty played:

'The Last Of The English Roses'
'A Little Death Around The Eyes'
'For Lovers'
'Palace Of Bone'
'Music When The Lights Go Out'
'Psycho Killer'
'I Am The Rain'
'Sheepskin Tearaway'
'Broken Love Song'
'Time For Heroes'

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Back to my bad old ways..

"Troubled British rocker Pete Doherty has been captured on video injecting himself with heroin - just hours after claiming he was drug-free. The shocking footage, shot using a mobile phone, shows the Babyshambles frontman crouched on the floor holding a needle in his mouth. After staring into the camera, he starts 'cooking up' what is thought to be heroin and fills the syringe. The video then shows him injecting into his right tattooed arm and he slumps forward as the drugs start to kick in. A source tells British newspaper The Sun, "It's not the first time he's injected since he was supposed to have gone clean. "He may have got clean through rehab, but as soon as the temptation is put in front of him, he cannot help himself. It's so sad to see. He's been given so many chances and so many fresh starts and he just throws them all away." The clip was allegedly filmed at Doherty's home in Wiltshire, England, on Friday (02Nov07) after he returned from the MTV Europe Music Awards in Germany. At the ceremony, less than 24 hours before (01Nov07), he joked to a TV reporter he was "missing" hard drugs and has since confessed he is "in mourning" for his heroin addiction. Last week (ends02Nov07), Doherty, 28, narrowly avoided prison for drug and driving offences but was handed a two-year suspended sentence, an 18-month supervision order and a 12-month drug rehabilitation order."

Saturday, October 27, 2007


Hey guys, I started a facebook group so if you'd all join it if possible it'd be great for the site.. Cheers

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Drug Treatment Order Revoked 6 months early!

British rocker PETE DOHERTY has vowed to stay clean after a judge released him from a drug treatment order six months early on Wednesday (24Oct07). The once drug-addled Babyshambles frontman is no longer under court supervision, for the first time in 18 months, after Judge Jane MCIvor ruled she is confident Doherty will continue to follow the treatment plan he has been undergoing. Judge MCIvor told London's Thames Magistrates Court, "There is no need for statutory supervision or state funding... I wish you well." As he emerged from the hearing, Doherty, who recently completed a six-week stint in rehab, said, "It's just the beginning... My life has changed." However, Doherty is back in court on Friday (26Oct07) to answer charges dating back to an arrest in May (07), when he was caught allegedly driving while in possession of illegal drugs.

Pete Splits with 'fiancee'

Troubled rocker PETE DOHERTY has split from his fiancee IRINA LAZAREANU, according to reports. The British singer is alleged to have felt 'smothered' by the model, who he proposed to earlier this month (Oct07). A source tells British newspaper The Sun, "He got engaged in a moment of madness when he was off his head before he checked into rehab. Pete's been questioning his sanity ever since. He liked Irina but admits the only reason he got together with her was on the rebound from Kate. "Irina turned up in Somerset at the weekend on the set of the video for Babyshambles' new single You Talk. She was always telling Pete what to do and where to go, and in the end he had to tell her it was over. Everyone's happy she's gone - it wasn't doing anything for band relations." Doherty split from supermodel Kate Moss in July (07).

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Parle vous francais???

According to one of our sources, Pete and the lads bypassed a French transport workers strike on Thursday to promote their new album "Shotter's Nation".

The 28-year-old frontman and his bandmates were greeted by about 100 Gallic fans, many sporting Doherty's trademark trilby, for a signing session at the FNAC record store in Les Halles shopping mall in the heart of Paris.

Apparently Pete looks healthy these days and appears to have gained weight.

Clearly, Babyshambles are doing as good as ever with Shotter's Nation high up in the charts.....Let's hope pete can keep up the pace.....

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Good news for Peters...both of them.

Troubled rocker PETE DOHERTY has reunited with his estranged father after kicking his addiction to drugs. The pair haven't spoken for three years because of the Babyshambles frontman's heroin and crack cocaine habits. But Doherty claims he has reconciled with his army major dad Peter after a successful stint at the Clouds rehab clinic in England. The singer, 28, claims he was spurred on by the desire to repair his relationship with Major Peter, 53, and to set an example to his son Astile, four. Doherty says, "I'm not craving drugs any more. I have passed through the barrier. I want to be a father to my son and a son to my father."

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Pete Doherty moves in with Shane McGowan.

Hey sorry for not posting in so long I was fixing everything at school and there was issues and stuff (You get the jist) But I'm back now and have a bit of news...

Rock Star Pete Doherty has said to be moving in with Irish rockstar Shane McGowan after his latest stunt in rehab.
Doherty is in rehab again to convince the court he his kicking his habit but when he gets out he will have no-where to live and so is said to be moving in to the North London rock 'n' roll haunt the Boogaloo Bar with friend and pogues singer Shane.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Pete the next Benitez?

Hey guys, sorry for the lack of updates, i've been away for a while, and then driving lessons taking over my life lol, still thats no excuse for the other contributers! lol nah Pete's been keeping quiet for the moment...

Troubled British rocker PETE DOHERTY is set to manage his own young soccer team for a new reality TV show. The Babyshambles frontman - who is currently undergoing drug treatment at a residential rehabilitation centre - is in talks with TV producers to document the launch and progression of soccer side Doherty FC. Doherty will manage and train a team of youngsters and prepare them for matches against similar sides. A source tells British newspaper The Sun, "Pete needs something to keep him on the straight and narrow. He loves football (soccer), so this could just be the tonic."

Another thing, my sis says she saw an advert on sky for either Delivery Single or Shotters Nation (the silly cow can't remember..) so check youtube everynow and then to see if it's up..

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Pete's Kitten a Druggie?

Drug addict rocker PETE DOHERTY's cat has been rescued by vets after eating cocaine, according to reports. According to British newspaper the Daily Star, the newborn kitten - recently born to Doherty's adult cat Dinger - was rushed to a clinic after falling ill. Tests found it had ingested the drug. Police are now said to be investigating the matter. A spokesperson for the RSPCA (Royal Society for the Protection of Animals) says, "It is a police matter, so we cannot deny or confirm the identity of the man who had his kitten removed. But it is very important to protect animals from substances that can do them serious harm."