2006 – Tabloid favorite Pete Doherty of The Libertines and Babyshambles checks himself into rehab in Portgual. The heroin addict had recently shocked a MTV News crew by squirting a syringe of blood at the camera.
2006 – U.K. heroin casualty Pete Doherty – singer with Babyshambles and The Libertines – is detained on a flight bound for Barcelona after a bloody syringe is found in the plane’s bathroom.
2006 – Libertines/Babyshambles drug casualty Pete Doherty is arrested in London after photos appear in UK tabloid The Sun of him allegedly injecting an unconscious girl with drugs. Oh dear.
2004 – Guitarist Pete Doherty tells The Sun tabloid he is leaving UK rock band the Libertines and going to France to try and kick drugs. “I’m out of the band,” he says. “Surely no one wants to see me trapped in this cage that is only making me miserable.”
2004 – Pete Doherty enters drug rehab on This Day in Rock. Doherty recently scored a Top 10 UK hit, “For Lovers”.
2004 – Fans riot at a secret show by the Libertines and Babyshambles in Stoke-on-Trent, England. The crowd were inspired to tear the venue apart after guitarist Pete Doherty pulled down the curtains behind the stage.
2003 – Pete Doherty of UK rockers the Libertines confesses he is addicted to crack cocaine and heroin after he is caught breaking into the London apartment of bandmate Carl Barat.
2003 – Pete Doherty, singer/guitarist with rising English band The Libertines’ Pete Doherty, is arrested for burglary after allegedly breaking into a basement apartment in central London. Does this guy get in alot of trouble or what… He must be kewl!
2003 – Iggy Pop reunites with the Stooges for the first time in decades on the closing night of California’s Coachella Festival. Other performers include the White Stripes, the Hives, Primal Scream, Blur, Hot Hot Heat, the Libertines and Queens of the Stone Age.