Pete Doherty

Peaches 'Made Drug Vow In Blood'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Peaches Geldof made a written promise not to die following drug use in Pete Doherty’s journal, according to reports. The vow - which is signed w...

The Libertines at Hyde Park Was a Much Needed Injection of Rock and Roll

Lisa Higgins | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lisa Higgins

There were crowd crushes, there were flares, there were naked guys climbing up towers and there were bloody noses. But aside from all the ominous scenes and injured gig goers that have dogged the headlines since Saturday, The Libertines at Hyde Park was a much needed injection of much-missed rock and roll.

Is Subculture Dead?

Charlotte Mallory | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Charlotte Mallory

At this year's Brit Awards, Alex Turner from the Arctic Monkeys, used his acceptance speech for Best Album of the Year to announce that "rock n roll will never die." He then threw the mic he was using down on the floor and mumbled "invoice me for the mic if you wanna."

The Libertines Confirm Reunion Concert

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Entertainment

The Libertines have finally confirmed that they are going to reunite this summer, performing a concert at London’s Hyde Park as part of the British ...

Are The Libertines Ready To Announce Reunion?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Entertainment

The Libertines have been teasing fans and hinting that they may be getting back together in recent weeks, suggesting that they may be getting ready fo...

Bournemouth, Folkestone Exeter & Out.

Drew McConnell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Drew McConnell

Peter was a little worse for wear by the end of the show that night. His favourite drink is a cocktail called 'The Brucie Special'. Throughout the set he seemed bent on downing as many as he could. There's a certain slapstick quality to watching poor old Brucie double tasking between drum teching and being Pete's bartender.

Molly Naylor and the Cambridgeshire Crime Wave

Drew McConnell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Drew McConnell

A day or two later we read in the paper that £25,000 worth of mobile phones are stolen during the performance. That explains the crowd chant of "where's my f*cking phone gone" that goes up towards the end of the set - not surprisingly it utterly mystifies us at the time.

Loveless and the Leicester Lurch

Drew McConnell | Posted 24.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Drew McConnell

Leicester. This town instantly makes me think of two things. The first is a patented dance manoeuvre, known only within limited circles as The Leicester Lurch©. Invented onstage during a Babyshambles gig in Leicester circa 2006.

Barbarians of Birmingham

Drew McConnell | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Drew McConnell

During soundcheck Adam is keen to run any tunes I think Peter could surprise us with -this has happened a few times already on the tour- so we fire through A'Rebours and French Dog Blues. The Birmingham Academy is a cavernous old room, and soundchecks here are notoriously unhelpful.

Meet Jai, the Merchandise Guy

Drew McConnell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Drew McConnell

Today is Jai's birthday. Who is Jai, you ask? Well, if you've been to one of the shows this tour, you may remember the handsome devil behind the merch stall. What you didn't realise as you perused the fine selection of quality products on offer, is that Jai is one of Peter's oldest and best pals.

The Hatfield Bop

Drew McConnell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Drew McConnell

This was the one everybody was curious about. Reading down the list of dates on the tour, every show was in a well-trodden town except this one. No one I spoke to had played here either, indeed few had even heard of it. Turns out it's a newish venue, built on the University of Hertfordshire campus.

Sheffield

Drew McConnell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Drew McConnell

We played pretty well, a touch rusty perhaps after a short gap since Paris. It didn't matter though; the crowd were determined to make it an incredible evening. Every so often an audience shocks you with their reaction- Sheffield were just such an audience this first night back on the road, they went berserk from start to finish. The Steel City embracing some London Troublemakers, what?

Promo: "Can You Go On a Cookery Show?"

Drew McConnell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Drew McConnell

The first bit of promo was pretty surreal. We actually have a really great team in Parlophone France, and we trust them to book us for promotional performances appropriately. On this occasion however we arrived at the TV studio to discover we had been booked to play a cookery show. Ok, why not?

Plumbing Conundrums and Rhododendrons

Drew McConnell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Drew McConnell

The show tonight was ace. A game of two halves; the main set was solid, but we really came to life during the encore. After a good run of consecutive shows, we can now follow Peter's wilder 'band direction' with ease.

Sons Of Brixton

Drew McConnell | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Drew McConnell

Readers here may be thinking 10 years is not so long for a band to be around. How hard can being in a band be? I think what I'm trying to say boils down to this: I'm very aware of the fact I don't take this life for granted.

The Oxford Anti-Gig

Drew McConnell | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Drew McConnell

Evening all. Well we just played Oxford Academy. A very odd show... I came offstage not quite knowing how it went. Yep, one of those. Peter (Doherty) typed out an order of songs that looked great on paper, but soon as we got a few tunes in he continued to completely disregard it.

Lincoln With an L and Bristol With a Bang

Drew McConnell | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Drew McConnell

From the new album we've played every song on this tour except the title track, Sequel To The Prequel. I'm not sure why, but Peter doesn't seem ready to perform it live yet. We keep running it in our pre-gig dressing room run throughs, so hopefully it'll make an appearance soon...

New Dawns and Dodgy Prawns

Drew McConnell | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Drew McConnell

It's such fun to watch Peter Doherty riffing when he's on form like this. Something I don't think people know is just how funny he is. He really does make me laugh. He has the capacity to see the funny side to most things, which is a quality you want in a touring buddy.

Dancing to Leeds Architecture

Drew McConnell | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Drew McConnell

The Leeds crowd last night were well up for it. They took Peter's "Hello Manchester!" gag in good jest, and I think it was probably the first time I've seen a full 'widen it out, then smash it back in' circle pit at an indie show. It made me wonder, do Babyshambles have a bit of punk/hardcore fanbase crossover?

Huflington Blag #2

Drew McConnell | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Drew McConnell

Our guitar tech Brucie, usually conservative in his praise, has just climbed on board the bus announcing tonight's show to be his "favourite Shambles gig ever". Not to fill this blog the HP have kindly offered me with self approbation, but if we continue in this vein its going to be a smasher of a tour. Splendid.

Celebrity Drug Scandals

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

Tulisa has become the latest celebrity to become embroiled in a drug scandal, after she was arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs. She ...

VIDEO: Fears For Macaulay Culkin Grow..

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Fears are growing for 'Home Alone' star Macaulay Culkin after it was reported he's moved in with self-proclaimed drug addict Pete Doherty. The form...

Illegal Workers At Celebrity Pub Arrested

PA | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK

Three people have been arrested for working illegally at a pub popular with celebrities including Kate Moss and Pete Doherty. Two Mongolian men and...

The Libertines - 'Up the Bracket' 10 Years On

Stephanie Chase | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Stephanie Chase

This week, 10 years ago, The Libertines released their debut album Up the Bracket and gave the British indie scene back to the youth it belonged to. This wasn't just a great collection of songs, it was a musical manifesto set out by Peter Doherty and Carl Barat that would inspire a generation and beyond.

The Royal Albert Hall Presents: Photographer Dean Chalkley

Jason Holmes | Posted 08.12.2012 | Home
Jason Holmes

Running until 26 October at the famed London venue, the Dean Chalkley: Look Hear and Young Souls exhibition is a breath of much-needed fresh air for photography in the capital. Jason Holmes ventured west to meet the man