Peter Doherty Jailed For 14 Weeks

Babyshambles' Pete Doherty has been jailed for a total of 14 weeks for failing to show up on time to court and repeated drug use. - Source

My Bloody Valentine, Mika and Babyshambles for one-off gig

My Bloody Valentine, Mika, Babyshambles, Siouxsie and The Rumble Strips will perform at a one-off show in Madrid during the Benicassim festival on July 19. - Source

It's All Gone A Bit Sad

Well, it's been a long time coming. I've even taken crap from my friends for backing the guy for as long as I have... but, quite simply, there comes a time when you've got to step away and look a situation realistically.

Pete Doherty, it's time for you to fuck off. Click READ MORE for my whole rant.


Doherty Arrested... Over Nothing?

Well, it's not like news of BABYSHAMBLES frontman Pete Doherty being arrested is actually "news" anymore, since it's pretty commonplace these days. But what's actually news is the fact that it appears they didn't catch him with anything. Perhaps as a direct response of the widely circulated photos of Doherty and gal pal Kate Moss snorting coke, the Babyshambles tour bus was stopped after their gig on Saturday night and raided by UK anti-drug squads. The band was taken into custody, but already the word is that the police came up virtually empty-handed. Doherty, leaving the police station, told reporters that the police had confused his heroin withdrawal implant as the real thing. Ah well, maybe next time, eh, Pete?

Pete Doherty, Blackmailer?

Gee, here's a shocker. BABYSHAMBLES frontman Pete Doherty's in trouble again. This time Pete was arrested for robbery and blackmail. The alleged victim? Documentarian Max Carlish, who's been following Doherty around with a film crew. (Word is that they've got some pretty hardcore footage of Doherty using drugs.) There's really been no word yet on what caused the incident, though Carlish is attempting to get all charges against Doherty dropped, saying "frankly, I wouldn't be surprised if in three weeks time he's hanging on the end of a rope in a jail cell somewhere. I do not want that to happen, so I'm not going to press charges." While the NME reported that Doherty made bail, a story off the wire refutes NME's claim and says that Doherty missed bail, and, as result, will spend the weekend in the pokey.

An Eventful Night in Paris: Libs, PJ Done?

It's been a somewhat interesting weekend in Paris, as Carl Barat may have finally put THE LIBERTINES to bed.

It's been no secret that this has been a trying year for The Libertines, given that co-founder Pete Doherty has been MIA from the Libs for pretty much the entire year. Barat soldiered on with the rest of the band, doing promotional tour stops in support of the band's self-titled sophomore album.

This weekend's gig in Paris was long-rumoured to be Barat's final gig under the Libertines' moniker (barring the unlikely return of a rehabilitated Doherty.) Barat seemed to hold true to his word, telling music journos and the crowd that the Libs were through.

However, the news that no one was expecting came not from the Libertines, but from P.J. HARVEY, who was also on board for the Parisian gig. Polly Jean shocked the crowd by announcing simply, "This is the last show I will ever play." Whether she's retiring from recording or from simply the live arena has yet to be explained.

Meanwhile, addled former Libs co-frontman Pete Doherty ended his BABYSHAMBLES tour on the same night in the usual fashion -- that fashion being not showing up, not taking the stage, and causing fans at the London Astoria to riot. This comes after last week's shambolic performances where, at one point, security had to drag a near-incoherent Doherty off-stage in a headlock.