Saturday, July 29, 2006

Babyshambles reschedule Ibiza gig


Babyshambles have set the date for their rescheduled Ibiza Rocks appearance for August 14.
The band, as previously reported, was forced to pull out of their planned show on July 19 to allow Pete Doherty to check into a drugs rehabilitation clinic following a recent relapse into heroin addiction. However Pete appears ardent to return to the notorious party isle saying in a statement: “We are keen fierce to come back to Ibiza and showcase all our new songs”And promoters are happy to have them. “We were all really looking forward to welcoming Babyshambles back to the island this year for Ibiza Rocks,” they say in a statement, “but, at the end of the day, we love and support Pete and it's his health and happiness that are important".Pete says of the Sony Ericsson-sponsored event: “Ibiza Rocks is a noble and praise worthy mission and I can't wait to get back in that Manumission villa!"

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Pete Tells NME what he thinks of his "Books of Albion"


Pete has told N.M.E. that the Books of Albion are full of 'amazing nonsense'

Pete has described the forthcoming book as "amazing nonsense".

According to N.M.E. , he received a £150,000 publishing deal earlier this year for the collection.

There'll be stuff that people haven't seen before." He added: "Very private thoughts, very private thoughts indeed. You'll have to wait and see. Raise a toast to it."

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Dirty Pretty Things Interview

More great news


Pete is working on his debut solo album.

The Libertine is hoping to release 'The Implant Sessions' before the year is out.

He told NME: "There’ll be a solo acoustic album released this year. It will differ from Babyshambles because it will just be me."

Pete has also said that he is busy working on the new Babyshambles album, follow-up to 2005's 'Down in Albion'.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Pete Doherty -on Transmission

Back in Rehab

Former Libertines frontman Pete Doherty will check into a drugs rehabilitation clinic on Monday as part of his on-going battle with addiction. His decision means that the planned concert by his new band, Babyshambles – due to take place in Ibiza on Wednesday – has been cancelled. Doherty has to prove that he is making progress in his bid to kick his heroin habit as part of a community order handed down after he admitted seven charges of possession of illegal substances. The promoter of the Ibiza Rocks event in the island’s capital of San Antonio was sympathetic to the wayward singer’s problems. "We were all really looking forward to welcoming Babyshambles but, at the end of the day, we love and support Pete and it's his health and happiness that are important," said Andy McKay. It is unclear at the moment whether Doherty's treatment will affect Babyshambles' dates for later in the summer. The band have a busy festival schedule having been booked to play at Belgium, Switzerland and London before the end of August. McKay is confident that the band will be back on the Spanish party island before too long however. "He has promised us that he will celebrate his recovery with a special comeback gig at Ibiza Rocks, so we can't argue with that," he said.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Pete and Carl meet


Former bandmates PETE DOHERTY and CARL BARAT have reunited to discuss reforming THE LIBERTINES, two years after Barat kicked Doherty out of the British group. The pair met in the Dublin Castle pub in Camden, London on Tuesday (18JUL06) evening after mutual friends KATE MOSS and singer LISA MOORISH encouraged them to put their troubled past behind them. Barat threw Doherty out of The Libertines in 2004 because of his addiction to drugs. An insider says, "Carl turned up bang on time at 8pm. He sat on his own drinking and minding his own business. Then Pete showed up an hour later - which is on time by his standards. "They got the pints in and sat together for about two hours. It was emotional for both of them. But they got on really well and managed to soothe some old wounds. "They did discuss the possibility of working together. "Carl has always said he would only reform the band if Pete gets off drugs, which he has failed to do. But there was forgiveness on both sides. "It is the first step down the path to a reunion."

From contactmusic.com

Sunday, July 16, 2006

PETEY THUNDERS

New York Dolls frontman David Johansen has likened rock junkie Pete Doherty to his former bandmate Johnny Thunders.
The celebrated rock veteran saw guitar-hero Thunders waste his talent away on smack, before finally passing away in 1991 – and says he sees the Babyshambles singer heading the exact same way.
He tells The Guardian, “Heroin destroyed everything for the Dolls. Heroin and needles killed my band. Johnny got married to heroin and it's a fucking shame because he was the best songwriter I ever met.
“I see a lot of Johnny in that kid Pete Doherty. He's a great talent. When I first heard one of his songs, 'Fuck Forever', I thought, 'Man, that is the most romantic thing I've ever heard a man say to a woman.' But heroin will take him away from the songs just like Johnny, because she is a bitch, and that's what she does."
Doherty appeared in court yesterday for an update on the drugs rehabilitation he was ordered to undertake after yet another bust, and told the judge he was getting an anti-opiates implant fitted.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Do you know WHO I think I am?


Roger Daltery of The Who has called Pete "feeble minded" and urged him to seek help. The Who frontman slates Doherty's rock 'n' roll credentials, insisting he is nothing more than a common drug addict who needs to kick his habit. The 62-year-old says, "I have time for anarchy but Pete Doherty is feeble minded. "What he does has nothing to do with rock 'n' roll. He is severely dependent and needs urgent help."

Pete and Kate still Bound Together


Kate and Pete are still bound together, according to the supermodel's biographer Fred Vermorel.
The couple were presumed to have split shortly after Moss was snapped snorting cocaine during a recording session with Babyshambles.
But Vermorel -- who is writing "Addicted to Love: Kate Moss" -- claims they have merely been maintaining a low-profile relationship to protect Moss in the press.
He says, "I think all that's happened is that they've become scared of being photographed together. They want a bit of space to work things out between them without feeling that they're being crowded.
"Their relationship's always been fairly free in any case -- he'd been with groupies at the height of their time together and she'd been seen with other men, too.
"But that didn't mean that they ever became less passionate about one another."

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Pete Doherty Secret Solo Show

FROM: XFM
Having already secured a headline slot for his band Babyshambles, Get Loaded In The Park’s love affair with Pete Doherty continues with news that Pete will perform a special solo set earlier on in the day at the Get Loaded Second Stage.
Going under the banner ‘An Audience With Pete Doherty…’ the solo set will include both music performances and wait for it….Pete reading out his own poetry. Will comparisons to Dylan Tomas and Chaucer ensue or will it more likely be the ramblings of a smacked up rocker?
For those who want to judge for themselves get down to the Get Loaded In The Park festival taking place in Clapham Common on the 27th August where he will joined by the likes of Graham Coxon, Lily Allen, De La Soul and many others.
For those who just can’t get enough of Pete (surely we’ve all had enough by now) and two performances just isn’t enough don’t forget that by buying a ticket to this year’s festival you will automatically receive in the post a free Babyshambles Collectors CD, featuring the original version of new track ‘Beg, Steal or Borrow’ plus a live acoustic version.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Bradfield has can't "offer Pete any advice"



James Dean Bradfield has said that he couldn’t offer Pete Doherty any advise to get out of his drug addled quagmire, because he’s not qualified to do so.
The Manic Street Preachers frontman was being questioned about the parallels between Doherty and missing Manic Richey Edwards when he made the comments.
Dean Bradfield told the BBC that the only similarities were that searching for perfection both messed them up. Asked about giving Doherty some helpful tips, he said: "It's impossible to give that kind of advice. "I would never have any advice to give to anybody who is close to Pete Doherty or to Pete Doherty himself because I don't feel qualified, because we really didn't know what to do ourselves with Richey. "We've re-traced our steps in terms of what happened to Richey so many times and at the end of the day Richey was surrounded by people who cared about him and who were quite sensible and still we couldn't help."

Monday, July 10, 2006

Pete On Friday Night Live - Part Two

I hope you enjoy this
Pete on Friday Night Live - Part 1

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Pete younger sister Emily is said to be under investigation by the Army after it was claimed her boyfriend had stayed at her army barracks for three weeks.

Emily, 19, joined the Royal Army Medical Corps last year and is stationed in Germany.

Her man, a squaddie from another camp was dragged away when he was discovered in her barracks.

A friend of Emily’s told The Sun: “They found him on her bed watching telly. His Sergeant Major was furious. This is being taken very seriously.”

Emily last saw Pete at a Babyshambles gig in Bristol. Their father, an Army Major will no doubt be embarrassed by poor Emily’s romantic rendezvous…poor kids.

Pete Doherty on Jonathan Ross



Pete said he was stepping up his fight with drug addiction in an interview with Jonathan Ross last night.

"Being skint, drunk, paranoid, no, I don't wish that for myself. For the first time in my life I'm upping the stakes in my battle against it".

The singer went on to explain about his twice-weekly drug tests, before describing the effect that rehabilitation is having on his creative output, saying: "Being clean means I can sit down and rediscover writing. My song-writing suffered, being on drugs."

Doherty also said that he still loves Kate Moss.

Asked about his relationship with the members of his former band The Libertines, he said: "I just became persona non grata, I got booted out, it was just exile - I suppose because of the drugs but really because I didn't want to tour. None of them talk to me. Carl... we were best friends, we loved what we did, we took it right to the end."

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Babyshambles line up shock release


The band have been busy in the studio
Babyshambles have been putting the finishing touches to a one-off single release.The three-track CD will contain a brand new track, 'Beg, Steal or Borrow' plus a dance remix and live version of the song.The release also contains a few hidden extras including exclusive access to a secret website which contains interviews with the band, screensavers and photos.A statement from the band said: "It's really great to be recording again. The song we've chosen for the CD itself is particularly apt, because there's a very poignant part in it where it changes key and Pete sings an emotional line with reference to the current situation and it's the idea that if you choose to change your direction in life, then you can turn anything around, but it takes a lot of resolve. The song is about what we want to happen now as a band."The single is available to Get Loaded In The Park ticket holders only. It can also be heard on Get Loaded's new Myspace site www.myspace.com/getloadedinthepark .As previously reported on NME.COM, Babyshambles will headline the Get Loaded In The Park one day festival on Clapham Common in south London on August 27 alongside the likes of Badly Drawn Boy, Lily Allen and British Sea Power

FRom: NME.COM

Monday, July 03, 2006

Pete settles bill

Hell-raising rocker Pete Doherty travelled all the way from London to Paris just to settle a hotel bill.The disgraced Babyshambles frontman checked out of the French hotel earlier in the week but had been unable to pay for his stay.
The star, who has an on-off relationship with supermodel Kate Moss, left his belongings at the front desk to guarantee his return.A source told a British newspaper: "He left at 9pm on Thursday and was back by lunchtime the next day."


FROM THE IRISH EXAMINER

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Pete To Be On T.V.


It has been revealed by the B.B.C. press office that, Peter Doherty will appear on Friday Night With Jonathan Ross on Friday the 7th of June.

Pete is also expected to perform an acoustic version of the new Babyshambles song Beg, Steal or Borrow.

Certainly one to watch.

Pete is clean at the moment!!!!Great News


Pete is winning his battle with drugs so he can reunite with Kate, but the singer's hopes rest on a knife edge after his anti-addiction implants were seized by suspicious customs officers. Doherty's literary agent Paul Roundhill says: "He is clean at the moment. It must be very hard for him. But he's done it for Kate. He wants to stay clean to get back with her."He's having more implants put in because the last ones went terribly wrong. They went septic which is a very dangerous situation."He was meant to get them a few days ago but customs saw the package with his name on it and thought they might be drugs being sent to them so broke the package open."