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If the Tory leadership candidates were pop stars…

BORIS JOHNSON Has extremely loyal fans thanks to former glories (IE: being funny on Have I Got News For You a few times), enjoys a good flirt with far right ideologies, is often rude about foreign people, has a giant ego, can be media shy when it suits him, loves Brexit. Boris Johnson is… MORRISSEY MICHAEL GOVE Has revealed a fondness for hoovering...

Carl Barât says writing sessions have begun for The Libertines’ fourth album

Carl Barât has given an update on the status of The Libertines' fourth studio album, revealing that writing sessions have already begun. Read more: Pete Doherty, interviewed: “I’m not that messed up arsehole” Fresh off the plane from a recent tour of China, South Korea and Japan, The Libertines frontman sat down with Red Stripe and when asked about the status...

Pete Doherty and Carl Barat announce special London acoustic shows

The Libertines are working on a new album
 Carl Barat and Pete Doherty have announced two acoustic performances in London for later this year. The Libertines bandmates will perform at the Hackney Empire on September 5 & 6 with the shows forming part of the 2019 line-up for Somewhere Festival. Tickets for both dates will go on sale from 10am on Friday June 7 and you can buy...

Pete Doherty on that classic footage: “I wasn’t queuing for an Oasis album. I only wanted to be on the telly”

Libertines frontman Pete Doherty has spoken about a clip of him from 1997 in which he appears to be queuing up outside HMV to buy Oasis' 'Be Here Now'. Read More: Remember when little Pete Doherty queued up to get ‘Be Here Now’ Footage of Doherty in the queue went viral after being discovered by a fan several years ago. Now, in a...

Pete Doherty: “I refused to listen to Arctic Monkeys” and unknowingly had them “slung out” of backstage areas

Pete Doherty has revealed that he avoided listening to the music of Arctic Monkeys because he "heard that they were good and refused to." The Libertines and Babyshambles singer was talking to Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast, when he discussed his thoughts and feelings about Alex Turner's fellow indie veterans. "The Arctic Monkeys, I just refused to listen to them," said Doherty. "And managed...

Pete Doherty challenges Liam Gallagher to a boxing match: “He needs a slap”

Pete Doherty has jokingly suggested that he and Liam Gallagher duke it out in a charity boxing match. The Libertines and former Oasis frontmen made headlines back in 2017 when Doherty spoke on losing his Babyshambles and solo touring bassist Drew McConnell to Gallagher's live band. There has long been an ongoing feud between Doherty and Gallagher, and they have both...

Watch Pete Doherty and Trampolene play and talk us through ‘Paradise Is Under Your Nose’

"When I was writing the line that I wrote, we were in Amsterdam and Vanessa Paradis came past my hotel window – or someone that looked very much like Vanessa Paradis," Pete Doherty tells NME of the inspiration behind the single from the debut album by his new band The Puta Madres. "So my line is 'glaciers, polar bears...

Pete Doherty on the chances of Babyshambles returning

Pete Doherty has revealed that Babyshambles have been offered money to reform, but doubts that the band will be making a comeback in the near future. Watch our full and in-depth video interview with Doherty above The band have been inactive since 2014 following sporadic festival touring for their third album 'Sequel To The Prequel' around the time of The Libertines...

An update from Pete Doherty on The Libertines’ hotel: “It’s never going to be hipster because you’ve got that smell that the sea gives out”

Pete Doherty has told NME about what to expect from The Libertines' new hotel in Margate – revealing that it could open its doors to the public in July. Watch our full and in-depth interview with Doherty above The band have been teasing plans for the 10-room, five storey property since 2016, before revealing last year that it would be called...

“C’mon u R’s!”: A rare copy of Pete Doherty’s first QPR fanzine has been discovered

A rare copy of a Queens Park Rangers fanzine created by Pete Doherty some 25 years ago has been discovered. The Libertines frontman is a well known fan of the White City side and published the short-lived All Quiet On The Western Avenue fanzine – which provided independent comment and analysis on the club as they competed in the Premier...