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Singer Pete Doherty has reportedly been asked to leave a rehabilitation facility in Thailand for disrupting the treatment of other patients.
Former Libertines frontman is auctioning his paintings and collected curiosities
Libertines star Pete Doherty said he has “a long way to go” before he gets off drugs but is planning to enter rehab later this month. .
A film about the indie rockers' riotous reunion paints a fresh picture of the band. Carl Barât tells Geoffrey Macnab about it
Carl Barât's talent has often been superseded by his fame. His combustible relationship with the ever-newsworthy Pete Doherty is well-documented, and rumours continue to swirl about a possible Libertines reunion. Yet in the midst of the headlines, Barât has formed one half of the last decade's most memorable songwriting partnerships and fronted two of its more popular indie bands. Now, standing centre stage at Koko, the limelight shines solely on him, but what's unclear is how happy he is to embrace it alone.
Ex-Libertines frontman joins growing number of artists hoping to bypass record labels
Rock star Pete Doherty failed to appear in court today to face a charge of possessing cocaine.
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Doherty's old boys back in town
Former Libertine Carl Barat has decided to forge a career for himself as solo artist with a new stripped-down sound. Will it work out for him? Perhaps in hope rather than expectation, we take a look at some of the more successful musical spin-off projects.
Music magazine NME has published its list of the top 50 albums of the noughties, as voted for by leading figures in the music industry.
The new romantic pioneers have re-formed, despite one of the most vicious feuds in pop. Mark Hughes reports
The days when pop stars just sang are over. Never mind Will Young on Question Time – musicians today are likely to be lecturing at a podium near you. Elisa Bray samples their wisdom
If Simon Schama ever gets around to making The History of British Pop, he could do worse than call on The Libertines for period battle scenes from the Rock Wars. Everything here's a re-enactment, a reconstruction. You pick a year – 1964 (Mod), 1979 (Mod Revival), 1993 (New Wave of New Wave), 1995 (Britpop) – and these are the boys for the job.